At least three of NBC’s freshman shows will “Go On.”
The network announced Tuesday the first renewal news of the 2012-13 TV season, granting full-season pick-ups to three of its new shows: the Monday night adventure drama “Revolution” and two sitcoms, Matthew Perry’s “Go On” and “The New Normal” from creator Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”).
“We’re very pleased with early results of the last three weeks of our fall season roll-out,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment in a statement. “The strategy for this season was to draft off the promotional platform of the Olympics and then begin our season early and strong. I think we’ve accomplished both of those goals, yet we know it’s a long season and there’s much work ahead of us. We are so appreciative of all the great talent that is working so hard on these shows.”
The early pick-up news comes the same day as the announcement that NBC won the new fall season’s “official” premiere week, claiming the top spot in the coveted 18-49 demo for the first time in nine years, while CBS claimed victory in total viewers. It’s a nice about-face from last fall, where NBC was the first network … to cancel a new show (“The Playboy Club”).
“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 Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. She added, “We’re also very proud of our new comedy block of ‘Go On’ and ‘The New Normal.’ 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. These shows are both welcome additions to our new lineup!”