CHICAGO FIRE and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Ordered to Full Seasons, BRICKLEBERRY Renewed for Second Season, SyFy’s HAVEN to Return for a Fourth Season

     November 9, 2012


Wondering what’s in store for some of your new and old TV series favorites? Check out a sampling of new episode orders below:

  • NBC’s Chicago Fire will finish out its rookie season with an additional nine episodes.  The firefighter drama stars Jesse Spencer (House M.D.), Taylor Kinney (Trauma) and Monica Raymund (Lie to Me).
  • Beauty and the Beast, starring Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) and Jay Ryan (Terra Nova), will stay at home on the CW for the remainder of its freshman season with an additional nine episodes.
  • Brickleberry, the Comedy Central animated series from Daniel Tosh (Tosh.0), will return for a second season and 13 episodes, up from 10 in its first run.
  • SyFy’s Haven, starring Emily Rose (ER and Uncharted video games), will return for a fourth season after their series-best third season run.

Keep up to date with our ongoing TV ratings tracker and hit the jump for more on each of the series orders and renewals. 

jessie spencer chicago fireChicago Fire

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – November 8, 2012 – NBC has picked up its new freshman drama “Chicago Fire” with a production commitment for the remainder of the 2012-13 season, it was announced today by Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.

“We all love this thrilling new drama with its sexy breakout cast. We are excited to see it gaining traction on our schedule,” said Salke. “Executive producer Dick Wolf and all the producers have done an amazing job developing a high-stakes series with lots of great heroic characters whose exploits are depicted in Dick’s typically epic storytelling style. We are incredibly invested in this one and can’t wait to hear about their plans for the rest of the season.”

“Chicago Fire” is averaging a 2.4 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 8.0 million viewers overall in “most current” averages from Nielsen Media Research through the season’s first six weeks. In “live plus same day” results for the current week, “Chicago Fire” generated new series highs in adults 18-49 and total viewers, making it the first new drama on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox this season to top its premiere results with any subsequent telecast.

Beauty and the Beast (via THR)

Beauty and the Beast improved 9 percent among total viewers for Thursday night’s episode compared with the previous original and saw an increase in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demo. Thus far this season, the hourlong crime drama is averaging 2.4 million viewers following The Vampire Diaries on Thursday nights.

brickleberryBrickleberry (via Deadline)

The animated comedy, which revolves around a group of dysfunctional park rangers at a second-tier national park, premiered on September 25 to 1.7 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49. Its strength has been young male demos, which are coveted by advertisers. Seven weeks into the run, Brickleberry is averaging 1.8 total million viewers each week and is the second-highest-rated series in its time slot with men 18-34 and men 18-24 in all of television. “We are happy to continue educating America’s youth about nature, and the national conservation movement,” commented Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s Head of Original Programming and Production.

Brickleberry is created/executive produced by Waco O’Guin and Roger Black (MTV2’s Stankervision). “This is incredible news!” O’Guin said of the renewal. “I can’t wait to get more angry phone calls from my mother.” Added Black, “Now I can pay off my Chevy Cobalt.” Brickleberry voice talent includes Kaitlin Olson, Tom Kenny, Dave Herman, Jerry Minor, Roger Black, and Tosh as Malloy, the cuddly yet vulgar and spoiled resident bear.

haven emily roseHaven (via Deadline)

The current third season is Haven’s best ever in Adults 25-54, averaging 1.2 million viewers, jumping five percent from season two (Live +7 data).  Overall, season three of Haven is averaging 2.4 million total viewers and 942,000 Adults 18-49.  The September 21 season premiere attracted 2.8 million total viewers, a series record and up ten percent from the season two premiere.

Said Stern, “We couldn’t be happier to see the story of Audrey Parker and the creepy, quirky town of Haven continue next year. Season three has hit a creative and critical high and we’re very excited to see where the talented production team takes our colorful cast of characters led by the perfect trifecta of Emily Rose, Eric Balfour and Lucas Bryant in season four.”

Haven, based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker, who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets, which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past – This season the story behind those secrets is finally revealed and all of Audrey’s questions will be answered leading up to Haven’s shocking Season three finale.