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Hot on the heels of the full season upgrade for Chuck, NBC announced today via press release that they have now ordered full seasons for three of their newest TV series. The hour-long drama The Event, the half-hour comedy Outsourced and the legal drama spin-off Law & Order: Los Angeles all had their stay on NBC extended for at least one full season. Network president Angela Bromstad said, ““We are pleased with the quality of The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced, and feel they are an important part of helping to re-build our schedule and our studio pipeline. We believe in these new series and the creative auspices behind them.” Honestly, I feel almost the exact opposite way. The Event is a gimmick without substance and Outsourced is one of the worst comedy series I’ve ever seen . However, I’m rather indifferent on Law & Order: Los Angeles. You »
- Ethan Anderton
Jason Ritter's The Event gets a full-season order by NBC NBC has given full-season pickups to three of its new Fall 2010-11 series, The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced. The announcement was made by Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.
"We are pleased with the quality of The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced, and feel they are an important part of helping to re-build our schedule and our studio pipeline," said Bromstad. "We believe in these new series and the creative auspices behind them."
Through October 11, The Event has averaged a 3.0 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 9.1 million viewers overall in "most current" averages from Nielsen Media Research. The Event has generated a 30 percent improvement in the time period versus year-ago "most current" results for NBC in 18-49 rating (with a 3.0 rating vs. a 2.3) and a 47 percent increase in total viewers (9.1 million vs. »
"Law & Order: Los Angeles" -- or "Lola" as producers would have you call it -- arrives at an interesting time in the history of the L&O franchise.
Earlier in 2010, the original series abruptly went off the air after a 20-season run. "Lola" came in as a swift replacement, bearing the unique distinction of being the only series picked up for broadcast before a single frame was filmed or actor cast.
Slowly, over the summer, a series started to come into focus, with heavyweight actors like Skeet Ulrich, Terrence Howard and Alfred Molina all coming on board. And just before the series Sept. 29 premiere (which you can check out the review of right here) producers finally opened up about how the series stays true the franchise, while becoming something of a different beast -- thanks in large part to its location.
"If we could have a house band to provide the vibe, »
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