NBC Renews Revolution, Grimm, Parenthood, SVU, and Chicago Fire

Stupid wordplay time! The Revolution will be televised again, things are looking Grimm for NBC, congrats on your Parenthood NBC, and uhhh, something about Law & Order: SVU and Chicago Fire. NBC has renewed all five of those shows for new seasons, the network announced today. All of them will get 22-episode runs for 2013-2014, which is particularly good news for the perennial bubble show Parenthood, which hasn't had a full season since its sophomore year in 2010-2011. 

Though many of these shows were considered bubble riders, none of the renewals are too surprising. NBC's bar was always going to be low given its current wasteland of successful programming, and the network needs SOME returning dramas for its 2013-2014 schedule. The numbers these shows are putting up wouldn't've given them a chance five years ago, but hey, this is the new era of network television! Glaringly absent is Bryan Fuller's Hannibal, which has received enough critics' praise and steady ratings in its early going to warrant at least a long look for a second season. Deception and Smash will almost certainly be canceled.  

NBC says this was the drama round, so there's no word yet on Parks & Recreation, Community, Whitney, Guys with Kids, or anything else I may have forgotten. Look for those announcements to trickle out in the coming weeks.


Are you excited for another season of Revolution? Looking forward to seeing more of Taylor Kinney's hot fake firefighter bod? Do we need another season of Law & Order: SVU?

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im so happy that PARENTHOOD is back!!! the show is very good, excellent message every episode
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Super happy with the full season of Parenthood. Such a good show and Mae Whitman is an acting god.
And yes, we will always need more SVU. As long as there are crazy fuckers out there who think they can use others as sexual toys we will need a reasonably good television show to remind us of that (sounds ridiculous but sadly true)
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Revolution is actually a good show. Is it as fast paced and super awesome as I had hoped for? No. But it has it's moments where I find myself getting hooked and sitting on the edge of my seat. It has a ton of potential, and while I wouldn't be too disappointed if it had been cancelled, I'm glad it wasn't. Good call, NBC.

What I'm really excited about is NBC's dedication to Grimm. I freakin' love that show, and anybody who gave the show a chance by watching just a single episode would surely say the same. The creativity, the intrigue, the acting, and the setting all come together in a wonderful good vs. evil fantasy that makes for one heck of a fun time. Big props to NBC for this respectable decision. :-)
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I have watched Revolution like many in hopes of some sort "becoming more than what it is" but alas in vain it does not have me hanging at the edge of my seat and yet at the end of every episode I'm thinking maybe next week. So it gets a second chance with any luck (yeah right) it will get better.
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Have just watched the first 5 Episodes of Revolution. Just unbelievable that this crap gets a second season.
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I am pleased with Chicago Fire, Revolution and Law and Order. As far as I am concerned they could dump all of their 30 minute sitcoms. I would love to see a new Law and Order of some sort come to be. I think it is hard to beat the Law and Order franchise.
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I'm happy about Revolution but sad if they confirm cancelling Smash :(
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Oh...No....Not another dreadful season of Revolution!
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We like Revolution.
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no no, we don't
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well .. at least we get another year of Tim shredding that pos Revolution every week :)
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Why does he do that?
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Because it's there.
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Well, Revolution needs to check out what the are doing, because there´s lot of room to improve. Hopefully they will.
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Stoked for another season of SVU. I really like the new detectives and feel it has given new blood to the show. As much as I missed Stabler initially I really love Rolands and Amaro and think they bring some new ideas to the table. Plus they're showing bits of Benson's love life which I do enjoy since we have rarely seen much of her personal life. Keep it going for another two seasons I say!
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Also happy for season 2 of Chicago Fire. Jesse Spencer is a born and bred Aussie and I really enjoy seeing him succeed! It's turned into a really good show!
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Yes! So happy Parenthood was renewed. It's one of the best ensembles casts on TV today and the writing is excellent.
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I'm happy Revolution will get a 2nd season run of 22 episodes. This means there is more story and something big will shift the show away from just trying to kill the Monroe and just not quite doing it. I love the show I was afraid it would get stuck on a rut, but it didn't. turns out revolution has good writers, now if only casting was a bit better.. After Danny died the show hit it's stride,
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Bummer - nice spoiler about Danny for the UK viewers.

Spoiler alert anyone?!
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I was pretty sure I wrote that on the episode comments section of the episode where it happened. Did I not if so Sorry if i spoiled it for any UK viewers who clearly are using a US website. I will however be more careful but I expect people viewing the comments section to be up-to-date first. Being in the UK there are ways to be so or use a UK website similar to this.
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I'm down with another season of SVU.
And with Grimm being moved to a different day, now I can watch it!
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Very, very happy that NBC renewed SVU! Danny Pino & Kelli Giddish, teamed with Mariska Hargitay standing on her own 2 feet - without Chris Melloni - have turned SVU into a totally new and superb show. I started watching SVU again last year and enjoy the new chemistry the entire superb cast and writers now give us.
Thanks, NBC. They earned it!
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was wondering about Parenthood - record to watch during summer & was shocked it only had 10 (?) episodes Fall 2012 - Winter 2013 - Strange that NBC just cant seem to get it right - an awful lot in common with Washington - maybe its a virus - lol
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très heureuse du renouvellement de Revolution, moi j'aime bien, donnez leur une chance, le dernier épisode donnait un indice sur le fait que la population survivante du black out ne semblait pas vieillir//very pleased with the renewal of Revolution, I like it, give them a chance, the last episode gave a clue to the fact that the surviving population the blackout did not appear aging
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Grimm and SVU got my vote, the latest episode of SVU kicked ass
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I liked Chicago Fire, I don't know it's a bit new i think.
Revolution is always funny to argue about :)
And what are these other shows? I haven't heard of them ;) Maybe it's good that way
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Really glad Grimm got renewed...but i'm extremely happy Parenthood did as-well, i was scared it got cancelled since that season finale was a little to happy and looked more like a series finale...anyways YAY for both! :D!
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All I heard was Grimm got renewed... Yay!! Everything else was white noise... :)
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You are awesome.
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Only care about Grimm. Hoping Parks and Rec and Hannibal get picked up too.
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Great that Revolution and Grimm are getting another season....yeah!!!
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we will always need more SVU
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I just want Smash to continue.... Love it! And great about Parenthood!
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NBC says "fuck ratings" and renews a bunch of crap that's not doing so well.

SVU is the only show on this list I've even thought about watching, and it's doing alright but feels a little like it's out of gas.
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If they don't renew Hannibal, I'm going to be very very disappointed. It's so beautiful.
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Yay!
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Oh boy, I guess I'll have another entire season of Revolution to hate watch. I don't know if I'm disappointed or amused by this news.
-I'm happy about Chicago Fire. I loves me some Taylor Kinney, but the series has be a pleasant surprise. It's rather good. Feel good kinda good. I love it.
-Never a doubt that L&O: SVU wouldn't get picked up.
-I am beyond thrilled for Parenthood. The show has always been a very solid show and it never gets the accolades that it deserves. Love Parenthood. It's like the little engine that could.
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Oh, no, this means I have to catch up on Revolution. I had stopped watching it, but told myself I would give it another chance if it was renewed. Gah. Yay for Grimm though, hopefully its third season will pick up some steam.
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You know, you don't HAVE to watch it, really.
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Yeah, now I'm kind of telling myself I'll wait and see if it gets renewed for a third season. Or maybe even a fourth.
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I'm so happy about Parenthood being renewed. More Braverman. :)
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REVOLUTION!!! Hell yeah!!!
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I watch Revolution, Grimm & Chicago Fire and I am glad that they have been renewed.
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Parenthood!!!!!!!!!!!
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They should renew Hannibal too. This show is pure ear-candy.
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SVU is the last one from the L&O franchise and I'm not losing it!
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NBC stands for No Brain Cells
renews Revolution and cancel Awake
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I just realized that is actually true.
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Awake, unfortunately, did very poorly in the ratings department, but I'd love to see both Awake and Revolution prosper.
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I was wrong about Revolution surviving its first year. Doesn't mean I should've been wrong, but...'evs. NBC's far beyond disappointment or redemption.
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I'm guilty of watching Revolution, but by know means do I ignore it's myriad of flaws. I'm surprised it got another season.
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your suprised that the show that lead monday nights ratings back in the fall is getting renewed???
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I'm surprised because the show really isn't very good. But given the broadcasting company's umpteen dozen failures of late there probably wasn't much of a choice. And leading Monday night ratings? That's really not saying much. The show had HEAPS of potential, but it's weak, has horrible scripting and acting, the fight sequences are like Van Damme-ballet, and the story is not all that convincing. I mean, how many 'impossible to enter' places have they been able to enter with ease? That said, it's getting BETTER than it was, but that's because the first half of the season was so horrible. My hope is that now that it's been renewed it'll improve.
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When people talk about a show's "potential" what in fact they mean is that they wanted the show to be more of their particular liking, which it isn't right now. But others find the show enjoyable the way it is. If your vision of "potential" were to be realized, whichever it is, I'm sure there would be others saying they wish the show could reach its true potential.
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Ultimately, you are correct. Whether one finds a show crappy or not, someone else will enjoy it, and if they do, that's all that matters. I also write fiction, screen and book, so I know about it as well. I've also worked at a publishing company in a capacity where I would accept or reject work, and I can tell you I never, ever, accepted a single thing. It's a big step to make it to a pilot, an even bigger step to be granted an okay (although a lot of networks seem to be doing it pretty casually and then pulling the shows just as quick), and even then it's all based on numbers and not necessarily quality.
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That's true, smithinjapan, but most TV shows don't innovate, and even then we can enjoy then. People should've learned by now after Pushing Daisies, Lost, The Event, Flashforward, Alcatraz, Terra Nova, and now, Revolution, that a premise may point in one direction, but the development may go in a completely different one. Sometimes good, sometimes bad, sometimes not as good, but still enjoyable. I think the TV networks advertise a new show with a few basic ideas and people just fill in the blanks with their imagination, and then blame the writers for not developing things the way they envisioned its supposed greatness.

Writing fiction is something very hard. I've done it and I knew what I'm talking about. I imagine with every movie, TV show, drama, literature critic could easily remake the criticized work according to their own vision of so-called greatness, the mess things would become, and the criticism the adapted work would receive. By the way I keep wondering when Tim Surette is going to put his money where his mouth is and make his own TV show for us to criticize. I mean, Price Peterson did it...

In theory many people believe they could do a better job than most fiction writers, politicians, sports coaches, even economists, but in reality things are quite different.

Anyway, nice talking to you about it.
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You're correct, I believe, but I also think it's not limited to that. Not living up to its potential can also refer to when a show has an amazing idea and advertises it well, but then the story takes on a very linear, limited track that does not the possibilities the amazing idea could lead to. That's why shows like Fringe were so amazing -- they pushed the boundaries of the idea and wowed us all the way. LOST did as well.
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Yeah, go figure. I for one felt this coming the moment Revolution got a complete season order. I figured, if the show had managed to build a steady viewership with its shaky first episodes, it wouldn't be now that it's becoming more intense that it would be cancelled. Now let's see how much longer this trend sustains itself.
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They can't cancel Deception, I need to know what really happened first and will Mia be okay.
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I honestly didn't expect Revolution to survive.
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Grimm is the only one I watch and i am glad it is renewed... At least it is fun and quite imaginative and has some good supporting characters.
Hope Hannibal gets renewed too - ratings are getting worse but hopefully the fact that it is an international production may save it
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Speculation about the decrease in Hannibal's ratings:

"Hannibal" upset people by pulling an episode and forcing people to watch ONLINE clips of the pulled episode for any character development or anything that would be needed for continuity. Maybe some viewers didn't know about the clips, don't want to watch clips to get "caught up" or are irritated by the decision to censor that episode.

This just speculation. I like the show but am irritated that they pulled one of their episodes.
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Spread the word: Episode 4, "Ceuf" is now available on torrent in its entirety, if you know where to look. I downloaded it with what seems to be Vietnamese subtitles. Other than that, it's just fine.
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I agree... pulling 1 of 6 episodes is a shame... as is to miss the ongoing character development of Graham, Lecter etc.
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Yeah, the "clips" web series is horrible, more so than anything Hannibal might've done. It felt disjointed and made little sense in some parts. And let me wanting to see the whole thing, so I could really figure out what's going on. I think it's inadmissible that a TV network would make the decision for its viewers of what would be upsetting for them. An online episode would only be viewed by those interested in watching it.
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The clips sucked (you eloquently explained why) and the network's decision to do what Fuller asked...their "logic" escapes me. Did netflix block American's from watching movies online that could be considered "inappropriate" as defined by NBC/fuller?

Yep, they are morons who made an episode then decided that the American population who watches Hannibal are about bunch of simpering overly sensitive morons (like them) who can't handle a fictional violent show that don't even tie directly into real life events (and even if it did we are adult enough to make decisions for ourselves--they decided to make it but only show it overseas)...will stop now since I'm getting riled up.
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let me wanting = LEFT me wanting (I wish we could edit our posts here.)
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Good idea, Vicky.
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maybe if everyone left the following at the end of their comments:

"tv.com, please create an edit function for our comments"


tv.com, please create an edit function for our comments
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Smash Cancelled? Why?! And isn't it time for a nice cancelled/renewed scedule somewhere?
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Smash has been lucky enough to even get this season. And it hasn't been as good this season as it was last season.

Grimm seemed obvious. If it hasn't been for the network abuse it could have been the network's biggest show. It has been gathering a steady following.

As for a cancelled/renewed schedule:
http://www.thefutoncritic.com/guide/2013-14-season-scorecard/
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Thank you for the link!
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More Grimm makes me very happy! I like Chicago Fire okay, so I'm glad it's been renewed, as well.
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Any word for Go On, I really liked that series and it's well thought of and diverse characters... I hope the will get a season renewal.
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Good news for Grimm :)
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Good for Parenthood. Most underated show on TV right now. Definitely deserves the renewal.

I dont watch Chicago Fire, but I know people who do, so I am happy for them.

Grimm has been much better this season. The further the show can get into the mythology the better it will be, so I am glad it will be given that opportunity.

Good for SVU. It could have (and maybe should have) ended years ago and I think most people would have been ok with that. In the last couple of seasons before Chris Meloni left the show it was getting stale, it became the Benson and Stabler show. When Meloni didnt come back, it forced the show to change and I must say it has been a change for the better (and this is coming form a huge Stabler fan). Once the show figured out how to use the new characters (in my opinion, by the end of season 13) SVU has been really good and Im glad that it is coming back.

And then there is Revolution. Ohh Revolution, I know it is terrible, yet I continue to watch. I can’t explain it, but something keeps drawing me back in…
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Revolution AND Grimm! Most excellent news for me. To be honest, I don't really care about Parenthood OR Chicago Fire. SVU is just one of those great mysteries that will never be solved. It just won't end. Maybe the detectives from Grimm should look into that.
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SVU will end when humanity stops committing heinous crimes...mystery solved.
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Fire-really? Strippers as firefighters???
Gimme a break!
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yay Grimm!!!
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