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After struggling for years in the ratings, it seems that NBC is really starting to turn things around. Of course, they still have their challenges. Which NBC TV shows will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned!
NBC shows this season (so far): A to Z, About a Boy, Ad: The Bible Continues: Allegiance, American Odyssey, Bad Judge, The Biggest Loser, The Blacklist, The Celebrity Apprentice, Chicago Fire, Chicago Pd, Constantine, Dateline, Dateline Saturday Night Mystery, Grimm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Marry Me, The Mysteries of Laura, The Night Shift, One Big Happy, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, The Sing-Off, The Slap, State of Affairs, Undateable, and The Voice.
There's lots of data that NBC looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but the ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here's how the network's shows are doing. »
Sounds like Taylor Kinney's Valentine's Day proposal to Lady Gaga was quite the magical moment. The sexy Chicago Fire star smolders in a recent photo shoot with Chicago Tribune Magazine, and he shared sweet quotes about his relationship with the publication. Of getting engaged to Lady Gaga, Taylor said, "I just knew. It wasn't a lightbulb going off." He also said that he did get down on one knee for the proposal, adding, "It was in Manhattan. It was snowing, it was beautiful." As for what Taylor will be wearing for the wedding, he said, "I'll have someone help me out with a tailored suit that fits well and looks nice . . . but I'm not out there doing that on my own." Back when Taylor proposed in February, Lady Gaga shared a picture of her stunning engagement ring and wrote, "He gave me his heart on Valentine's Day, and I said Yes! »
Within a week ahead of the annual TV Upfronts, NBC has come right out of the gate ready to announce three new series that they will be ordering for the upcoming 2015 Fall season. According to The Futon Critic, NBC has given series orders to three new drama pilots: Chicago Med (a direct spinoff from Chicago Fire), a new Greg Berlanti mystery thriller series called Blindspot and an additional medical drama titled Heartbreaker starring Melissa George. NBC has already granted series orders for Jennifer Lopez cop drama Shades of Blue, a sequel series for Coach, Eva Longoria’s comedy Telenovela, and an untitled Jerrod Carmichael comedy.
Chicago Med is an obvious pick up for NBC as it expands the brand of Dick Wolf Chicago television universe that began with Chicago Fire in 2012, followed by Chicago Pd in 2014 and now solidifies connections to Wolf’s other ongoing series Law & Order Svu as »
- Jean Pierre Diez
Recently, NBC released these new,official spoiler pictures for their upcoming "Chicago Fire" episode 22 of season 3, and they offer up new-look scenes that feature the fire team engaged in more hardcore rescue attempts, and more. The episode is titled, "Category 5." The official plotline for episode 22, reads like this: "At Sgt. Voight's urging, a determined Lt. Casey is going to agree to go undercover in an effort to provide proof of Jack Nesbitt's shady dealings. In the meantime, Otis and Severide are going to continue to disagree about the integrity of Scott Rice, causing tensions to flare between members of truck and squad. Elsewhere, Herrmann will help out a fellow member of the firehouse." Episode 22 is set air this Tuesday night, May 5th at 9pm central time on NBC. »
- Andre Braddox
Recently, NBC delivered these 2, new sneak peek/spoiler clips (below) for their upcoming "Chicago Fire" episode 22 of season 3, and they give us new looks at some very intense and dramatic stuff as the fire team is spotted showing up to work on a lady at a wedding that's near death after taking the wrong medication, and more! The episode is labeled, "Category 5." The official description for episode 22, reads like this: "At Sgt. Voight's urging, a determined Lt. Casey is going to agree to go undercover in an effort to provide proof of Jack Nesbitt's shady dealings. In the meantime, Otis and Severide are going to continue to disagree about the integrity of Scott Rice, causing tensions to flare between members of truck and squad. Elsewhere, Herrmann will help out a fellow member of the firehouse." Episode 22 is set to air this Tuesday night, May 5th at 9pm central time on NBC. »
As broadcast television heads toward upfront week, NBC has announced the addition of three brand new dramas to its slate. Having commissioned 19 pilots, the network already sent Shades Of Blue, Coach and Telenovela straight to series. These projects have now been joined by series commitments for Heartbreaker, Blindspot and Dick Wolf’s Chicago Med.
Chicago Med promises to take audiences into the daily chaos of Chicago’s busiest hospital – focusing on the doctors working within. It fits into Dick Wolf’s successful Chicago franchise, with characters from Chicago P.D and Chicago Fire planned to pass through the sterile hallways of the hospital. Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss, and Yaya Dacosta are among the cast of this show that is written by Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. The synopsis clearly sounds like a version of ER made to fit with Wolf’s existing shows, »
- Sarah Myles
NBC has announced three new dramatic TV shows for the 2015-16 season -- Chicago Med, Heartbreaker, and Blindspot.
Chicago Med, a spin-off of Dick Wolf's Chicago Fire series, will revolve around the city's most explosive hospital and the brave staff that run it. The show's cast will include Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta. This will bring prolific producer Wolf's number of NBC shows back to four, joining Chicago Fire, Chicago Pd, and Law & Order Special Victims Unit.
NBC is the first broadcaster out of the gate with its 2015-16 season pickups, ordering to series Chicago Fire spinoff No. 2 Chicago Med, the Greg Berlanti mystery thriller Blindspot and medical drama Heartbreaker (Fka Heart Matters).
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NBC isn’t wasting any time putting together the pieces of its lineup for next season: The network has just green-lit three drama series, including Dick Wolf’s Chicago Med and a conspiracy thriller from producer Greg Berlanti. The pickups come a full ten days before Peacock executives are set to unveil their new schedule to advertisers and the media as part of the annual TV upfronts process. NBC is confirming its orders a bit earlier than most networks, in part so producers can lock in top writers and also, perhaps, to give NBC’s marketing machine a head start on promoting the shows to viewers already overwhelmed with programming options. Here are the three shows NBC has ordered to series so far:Chicago Med: A spinoff from Wolf’s established hits Chicago Fire and Chicago Pd set in what NBC calls the “pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room.” So, basically: ER, »
- Josef Adalian
NBC, the first broadcast network to present its 2015-16 lineup on May 11, has been one step ahead this pilot season — making the first pilot order to drama Warrior and being the first network to give pilots permission to begin staffing with nods to dramas The Player (formerly Endgame), Blindspot and Heartbreaker (formerly Heart Matters). Now NBC has become the first network to pick up pilots to series for next season — Blindspot, Heartbreaker and Chicago Fire spinoff, Chic… »
NBC has placed a series order for “Chicago Med,” the latest iteration of Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” franchise, as well as for the Greg Berlanti drama “Blindspot” and “Heartbreaker,” a medical drama starring Melissa George. “Chicago Med” (pictured), which follows “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Pd,” revolves around the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will. »
- Tim Kenneally
“Chicago Med,” which debuted as a planted episode during the April 7 episode of “Chicago Fire,” is the third series in the “Chicago” franchise, following the first spinoff, “Chicago P.D.” The medical drama, starring Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta, centers around the city’s most explosive hospital and the doctors who will tackle new cases inspired by topical events, while forging fiery relationships in the pandemonium of the emergency room. Through the series, cast members from Dick Wolf’s other two “Chicago” casts will make appearances, as the Windy City’s police and fire departments intertwine with the team of doctors.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
TV observers know that while upfronts are the week after next, it's actually next week that ends up being the nonstop maelstrom of renewals, pickups and cancellations. NBC, which will already get a headstart on the upfront week by announcing its full schedule next weekend, also decided to get a headstart on series pickups, ordering three drama pilots to series on Friday (May 1) afternoon. Leading the way was no-brainer pickup "Chicago Med," joined by "Blindspot" and "Heartbreaker." Let's get to what's what: "Chicago Med" is, of course, the third head in NBC and Dick Wolf's expanding Windy City Procedural Hydra, having been spun off from "Chicago Fire" earlier this spring. The cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta. Even if you missed the nested spinoff episode, you really can guess what "Chicago Med" is about. In addition to the Chicago shows, Dick Wolf »
- Daniel Fienberg
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Dick Wolf’s three-way crossover gained momentum as it went on. It kicked off with a 1.6 Live+same day rating for Chicago Fire on Tuesday, followed by Chicago Pd (1.8) at 9 Pm and Law & Order: Svu (2.0) at 10 Pm last night. (NBC made it a full crossover lineup, with a repeat of the Tuesday Chicago Fire episode opening the night at 8 Pm.) NBC claimed the two highest rated drama telecasts last night with Pd and Svu, both up double-digits from last week (+20% and +11%… »
The Wednesday TV ratings for April 29th are in; here are some of the highlights: At 8 p.m., Survivor won its timeslot with a 2.1 rating (in the key 18-49 demographic) and 9.17 million viewers for CBS, even though it was down to a series low. American Idol showed modest gains also at 8 p.m., but is still not hitting great ratings for Fox, as it notched a 1.6 rating and 7.32 million viewers. On the CW, Arrow was down to a season low 0.8 rating and 2.4 million viewers, as Oliver turned to the dark side. [caption id="attachment_443521" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via The CW[/caption] Supernatural, meanwhile, at 9 p.m. remained steady with a 0.7 rating and 1.85 million viewers. On ABC's comedy front, things were very mixed: The Middle was up two tenths to a 2.0 rating and 7.31 million viewers at 8 p.m., while The Goldbergs at 8:30 p.m. was steady with a 2.1 rating and 6.71 million viewers. Modern Family was »
- Allison Keene
The first Wednesday of the May sweep was a competitive one, with NBC’s crossover stunt boosting its crime dramas and taking some air from those on CBS. ABC had a good night with its comedy block, with each half-hour up vs. last year, and Fox’s “American Idol” edged up.
According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, ABC emerged the winner among young adults behind “The Middle” (2.0 rating/8 share in adults 18-49, 7.3 million viewers overall), “The Goldbergs” (2.1/7 in 18-49, 6.7 million viewers overall), “Modern Family” and “Black-ish” (2.0/6 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall). “Middle” was up 0.2 from last week to tie for the 8 p.m. lead in 18-49 and match its top score since the start of Daylight Saving Time, while “Goldbergs” held at its high-end level of last week. “Modern Family” was again Wednesday’s top draw in key demos, though both it and lead-out “Black-ish” (2.0/6 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers »
- Rick Kissell
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, April 29, 2015. CBS saw across-the-board declines, but "Survivor" and "Criminal Minds" still helped the network rule Wednesday overall, while an up week for "The Middle" contributed to ABC's slim victory among young viewers. Wednesday's positives included strong numbers for a "Chicago Pd"/"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" crossover on NBC and a small demo bounceback for "American Idol" after last week's ugly numbers. It was, in fact, a rare week with "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" as Wednesday's most-watched show. Along with CBS' drops, Wednesday also saw a double-digit dip for "Arrow" on The CW. Let's get to the numbers... Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 1.9 rating for Wednesday night, tops in the key demographic. CBS was second with a 1.7 key demo rating, followed closely by Fox's 1.6 key demo rating and the 1.5 key demo rating for NBC. The CW averaged a 0.8 key demo rating for the night. »
- Daniel Fienberg
So that mega-crossover didn’t work out quite as well as the last one. NBC finished fourth in the key ratings demo on Wednesday and third in total viewers, airing the final two hours of its monster Wolf Films crossover. “Chicago P.D.” and “Law & Order: Svu” received decent week-to-week gains, but the upticks were far less dramatic than the last time the Dick Wolf procedurals all played together. A rerun of Tuesday’s “Chicago Fire” served as lead-in to the two originals last night. ABC finished first in ratings; CBS topped the night in total viewers. In the main demo, »
- Tony Maglio
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Question: I am sure you are getting bombarded with Grey’s Anatomy questions, but after Thursday’s episode I’m a little confused: I could’ve sworn Patrick Dempsey signed a two-year contract with ABC last year. What gives? —Laura
Ausiello: Four things: (1) Yes, it’s true, he signed a contract last year that was supposed to carry him through a potential Season 12. (2) Contracts are made to be broken. (3) Contracts tend to give networks/studios the “option” to »
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