NBC Renews PARKS AND RECREATION for Season Six; Cancels 1600 PENN and WHITNEY

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There is great reason to rejoice, folks.  Hot on the heels of NBC ordering four comedy pilots and two drama pilots to series, the network has renewed the most excellent comedy series Parks and Recreation for a sixth season.  Nick Offerman himself confirmed the news on Twitter in true Ron Swanson fashion.  While rumors have swirled that NBC is planning an overhaul of its comedy lineup in addition to losing 30 Rock and The Office, Parks and Rec is consistently a top ratings performer on the network and is something of a critical darling.  The show has only improved since its debut in 2009, and I personally consider it one of the best things on television period.  Less certain are the fates of shows like Community, Go On, and The New Normal, but we’ll hear firm word soon as NBC is slated to unveil its full 2013/2014 lineup on Sunday.

[Update: In addition to Parks and Rec's renewal, NBC has cancelled Whitney and freshman comedy 1600 Penn.]

[Update #2: And now NBC has announced that Up All Night and Guys with Kids are also cancelled.]

Wednesday TV Ratings: MODERN FAMILY Returns to Season Low, ARROW and NASHVILLE Down

by     Posted 1 year, 123 days ago

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Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The ABC comedy Modern Family returned from its hiatus to a season low 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.97 million viewers.  That’s a drop of seven tenths from its last original episode’s 3.9 rating, but still high enough to maintain the honor of the night’s highest rated show.
  • The CW’s Arrow was also down with a 0.8 rating and 2.61 million viewers, which is a drop of two tenths from last week’s 1.0 rating.
  • ABC’s Nashville garnered a 1.5 rating and 5.14 million viewers in its return, which is down a tenth from its last original episode’s 1.6 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, March 27th, including Supernatural, The Neighbors, Chicago Fire, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW and SUBURGATORY Drop, CSI Rises

by     Posted 1 year, 130 days ago

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Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The CW’s Arrow was down 10% from its last original episode’s 1.0 rating, scoring a 0.9 rating in the demo and 2.89 million viewers.
  • Also down was ABC’s sitcom Suburgatory, which garnered a series low 1.5 rating and 4.21 million viewers.  That’s a drop of 12% from its last new episode’s 1.7 rating.
  • Over at CBS, veteran procedural CSI rose 21% from its last original’s 1.9 rating to a 2.3 rating and 10.37 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, March 20th, including Supernatural, Whitney, Chicago Fire, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: MODERN FAMILY Wins the Night, CSI and NASHVILLE Hit Series Lows

by     Posted 1 year, 151 days ago

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Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • ABC’s Modern Family was the highest-rated program of the night, scoring a 3.9 rating and 10.59 million viewers.  That’s down a tad from last week’s 4.0 rating.
  • CSI notched yet another series low, hitting a 1.8 rating and 9.27 million viewers for a steep drop of five tenths from last week’s 2.3 rating in the demo.
  • Also notching a series low was the ABC soap Nashville, which garnered a 1.6 rating and 5.13 million viewers.  That’s down two tenths from its last original episode’s 1.8 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, February 27th, including Arrow, Chicago Fire, Suburgatory, Supernatural, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Drops, MODERN FAMILY Up, CSI Rebounds

by     Posted 1 year, 158 days ago

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Wednesday’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The CW’s Arrow took a bit of a tumble, notching a 0.9 rating and 3.12 million viewers.  That’s down 18% from last week’s 1.1 rating.
  • Modern Family saw a slight rise in viewership, garnering a 3.9 rating and 10.57 million viewers to be the second highest rated show of the night.  That’s a rise of 3% from last week’s 3.8 rating.
  • Over at CBS, CSI saw a rebound from last week’s series-low 1.9 rating, hitting a 2.3 rating and 10.54 million viewers.  That’s a rise of 21% from last week.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, February 20th, including Chicago Fire, Whitney, Supernatural, Criminal Minds, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW and MODERN FAMILY Up, THE MIDDLE Hits Season Low

by     Posted 1 year, 165 days ago

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The TV ratings for Wednesday evening are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Fresh off a season two pickup, The CW’s Arrow notched up to a 1.1 rating and 3.26 viewers versus last week’s 1.0 rating.
  • Also up was a vignette-style Valentine’s Day episode of Modern Family, which scored a 3.8 rating and 10.03 million viewers.  That’s up a tad from last week’s season-low 3.7 rating.
  • Speaking of lows, the ABC comedy The Middle garnered a 1.9 rating and 7.63 million viewers for a season low.  That’s down four tenths from last week’s 2.3 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, February 13th, including Supernatural, Nashville, Chicago Fire, CSI, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: MODERN FAMILY Hits Season Low, SUBURGATORY Rises, NASHVILLE Notches Series Low

by     Posted 1 year, 172 days ago

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Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Modern Family took a dive last night, landing a season-low 3.8 rating and 10.14 million viewers.  That’s a drop of 10% from its last original episode’s 4.2 rating, but it still managed to score the second-highest rating of the night.
  • ABC’s whip-smart comedy Suburgatory, on the other hand, saw a decent rise of 17% from last week’s 1.8 rating, garnering a 2.1 rating and 5.88 million viewers.
  • Bringing things back down, though, was Nashville, which scored a 1.7 rating and 5.25 million viewers for a series low.  That’s down 11% from its last new episode’s 1.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, February 6th, including Supernatural, CSI, Chicago Fire, Arrow, Criminal Minds, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: THE AMERICANS Debuts Strong, THE NEIGHBORS and SUBURGATORY Drop

by     Posted 1 year, 179 days ago

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Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • FX’s new drama series The Americans debuted strong with 4.7 million combined viewers and 3.22 million total viewers for its premiere broadcast, topping the premieres of American Horror Story and Sons of Anarchy.  The network is currently on a roll with original programming, and The Americans looks to be a fine addition to the lineup.
  • ABC’s comedy The Neighbors took a drop, scoring a 1.6 rating and 5.25 million viewers which is down four tenths from last week’s 2.0 rating.
  • Also down on ABC was Suburgatory, suffering from a lack of a new Modern Family as its lead-in.  The episode hit a 1.8 rating and 4.87, dropping four tenths from last week’s 2.2 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, January 30th, including Arrow, Supernatural, Whitney, Chicago Fire, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: MODERN FAMILY and THE MIDDLE Up, CHICAGO FIRE Down

by     Posted 1 year, 200 days ago

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Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • ABC’s Modern Family saw an uptick of five tenths from its last new episode’s 4.2 rating with a 4.7 rating and 12 million viewers.
  • Also up was the ABC sitcom The Middle, which scored a 2.4 rating and 8.4 million viewers.  That’s a rise of three tenths from its last new episode’s 2.1 rating.
  • On the flipside, Chicago Fire was down with a 2.2 rating and 7.9 million viewers versus last week’s series high of 2.4.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, January 9th, including Suburgatory, Nashville, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: MODERN FAMILY Ties Season Low, CSI Hits Series Low, CHICAGO FIRE Tumbles

by     Posted 1 year, 227 days ago

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Wednesday night’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Though it still managed to be the highest rated program of the night, Modern Family tied its season low with a 4.2 rating and 10.8 million viewers.  That’s an 11% drop from the 4.7 rating it notched with its last original episode.
  • Also down was the veteran CBS procedural CSI, which hit a series low 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.5 million viewers.  That’s down 15% from its last new episode’s 2.6 rating.
  • It was bad news for new NBC series Chicago Fire as well, as the show earned a 1.4 rating and 4.8 million viewers for a drop of 26% from last week’s 1.9 rating.  That performance ties the show’s series low.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, December 12th, including The Middle, Arrow, Criminal Minds, The Neighbors, and more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: WHITNEY Matches Series Low with Return, CHICAGO FIRE Tumbles, NASHVILLE Dips

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Wednesday night’s TV ratings are in, and it’s not pretty.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • NBC’s comedy series Whitney kicked off its second season last night with a 1.4 rating and 4.23 million viewers for a drop of 13% from its season one finale rating of 1.6.  That matches the show’s series low performance and is even with Animal Practice’s Wednesday launch numbers, the now-cancelled series that Whitney replaced.
  • It appears that last week’s high numbers for the NBC drama Chicago Fire were short-lived, as it was back to business as usual this week with a 1.6 rating and 5.7 million viewers.  That’s a drop of 27% from last week’s 2.2 rating.
  • ABC’s drama Nashville also dropped despite the fact that it recently received a full season pick-up, as last night’s episode drew a 1.8 rating and 5.9 million viewers.  That’s down 10% from last week’s 2.0 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, November 14th, including CSI, Modern Family, Supernatural, Arrow, and more. 

NBC Cancels ANIMAL PRACTICE, Replaces the Wednesday Time Slot with WHITNEY Starting November 14, Gives COMMUNITY the Cold Shoulder

by     Posted 1 year, 283 days ago

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NBC has put down freshman comedy series Animal Practice, which will continue to air in its 8 pm slot on Wednesday nights until November 7th.  Starting November 14th, NBC, in the network’s infinite wisdom, has decided to start airing new episodes of Whitney.  There is no word yet on when fan-favorite and critical darling Community will return from limbo for its fourth season.  From the way NBC has handled their comedic properties, one would assume that Crystal the Monkey was in charge.  Clearly that’s not the case as Crystal would never cancel her own shows.  Hit the jump to get this sorted out. 

NBC Delays COMMUNITY, Moves the Return of WHITNEY to Fridays

by     Posted 1 year, 293 days ago

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NBC continues to kick Community to the curb.  The studio announced today that it would be bumping the season four return of the fan-favorite show from their expected Friday, October 19th date to an unspecified future date.  Sophomore comedy series, Whitney, will also be moving to Fridays, but that show’s debut date is up in the air as well.  NBC cited the need for more time to make a marketing push in the case of each series.

I can’t imagine that Community needs to be marketed any more, with the off-season fireworks of creator/showrunner Dan Harmon being let go; the fourth season will be run by Moses Port and David Guarascio.  I also can’t imagine a scenario in which marketing will get me to watch Whitney.  In the meantime, NBC will air re-runs of the first season of Grimm from 8-9pm on Fridays, which will lead into new episodes of the supernatural procedural.  Hit the jump to see who will be returning to Community if and when it returns.

NBC’s Fall 2012 Schedule: COMMUNITY Moved to Friday; Watch Clips from the New Shows Including Ryan Murphy’s THE NEW NORMAL

by     Posted 2 years, 76 days ago

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The upfronts are upon us! Yes, it’s that time of year again. All the networks will be unveiling their fall 2012 schedules throughout this week, announcing time slot shifts for seasoned shows and debuts for the pilots that made the cut to full-series.  Today NBC announced their line-up with a pretty disparaging shake-up to the old schedule: Community has been moved from its prime Thursday night slot to Friday (aka where your favorite shows go to die).  The fan-favorite series wasn’t guaranteed a fourth season pick-up, but the TV gods were merciful as the show was recently given a renewal for a 13-episode fourth season.  However, the Friday slot isn’t exactly great news.  The show’s young and vocal fanbase has kept the series alive, but I wonder how many will actually choose to stay in on Friday nights to watch the show live.

There is hope, as previous ratings-challenged yet critically loved series like Friday Night Lights and Fringe managed to squeak by on Friday.  That said, with a short episode order and the new Friday timeslot I’m getting the feeling that NBC doesn’t have much faith in the show’s future post-season four.  I guess we should be thankful that it’s even coming back at all.  Nevertheless, the network has a slew of new series (some promising) that they hope will catch on.  After the jump you’ll find descriptions and clips of all of NBC’s new series, so take a look at plot out your new fall 2012 TV schedule accordingly.

NBC Renews PARKS AND RECREATION, UP ALL NIGHT and WHITNEY

by     Posted 2 years, 78 days ago

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That’s right comedy fans. Not only has Cougar Town been saved by TBS and Community was miraculously given another season, but now NBC has finally renewed Parks and Recreation for another round along with the freshman comedy Up All Night. The former comedy series, which just had its season finale yesterday, has apparently only been given an order for 13 episodes, just like Community and the final season of 30 Rock. Could NBC be looking to end another comedy series too, or are they just being cautious and waiting to see how the new season does before ordering additional episodes? Either way, they better not do something equally as stupid as renewing Whitney for another season, something that NBC has also done now, likely in exchange for someone’s soul. More after the jump.

[Update: HitFix has updated their story to say that Parks and Recreation has been picked up for a full 22 episodes instead of the previously reported 13.]

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