It’s that time of year when US networks begin to give their new Fall shows the thumbs up or thumbs down, sometimes for a full season, more episodes or more scripts.
NBC has given the green light to The New Normal, Revolution and Go On for full seasons.
The New Normal is due to premiere in Australia on TEN on Sunday week, a comedy based around two gay men who decide to become parents and the woman who becomes surrogate.
SciFi series Revolution from producer JJ Abrams is currently fast-tracked in Australia on Foxtel. The series is set in the future when electricity and energy are no more.
“We’re impressed with the imagination and creative direction of the entire team on Revolution, not to mention the immediately strong response we got from the audience,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “Ordering the full season of this show is a pleasure. Thanks to J.J. Abrams, Erik Kripke, Jon Favreau and everyone at Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television for their dedication to making a truly unique series. And I personally love to escape into a world where there is no power, the phone doesn’t ring, and the pace of life slows down — if only for one hour a week.”
Matthew Perry’s dramedy Go On also wins a full season from NBC. Perry stars as a sports broadcaster trying to move on from the loss of his wife.
“In partnering with Matthew Perry for Go On, creator Scott Silveri has created a comedy with a highly original voice that deftly combines humor and emotion. And Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler have created a truly unique family in The New Normal that is reflective of the changing dynamics of the world we live in.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter