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Renewals For Abrams And Cho NBC Shows

Posted by T'Bonz - 03/10/12 at 12:10 pm


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Two shows, one produced by J.J. Abrams, and another in which John Cho has a role as a regular, have received full season orders from NBC.

The shows are Revolution and Go On.

In Revolution, people in a futuristic world struggle to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where there has been no electricity for fifteen years.

Go On is a comedy in which a recent widower, Ryan King, tries to get on with life after the death of his wife. Cho plays Stephen, the “ill-equipped, less-than-evolved male” boss of King.

“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 of NBC Entertainment. “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!

“We’re also very proud of our new comedy block of Go On...,” said Salke. “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.”

“We’re very pleased with early results of the last three weeks of our fall season roll-out,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “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.”

Source: NBC Press Release

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  • jabohn

    So the headline is wrong. These are not renewals but full first season orders, as confirmed by the first sentence of the article. “Renewal” would mean a second season.

  • lll

    Correct. Except that trektoday didn’t change it yet.

  • Guest

    Revolution is disappointing so far. It seems to be less interested in the backstory and the current state of the nation than it does action sequences, but the action sequences mostly involve us trying to believe Billy Burke can kill 20 guys with a short sword, even though there are at least three separate cuts within a split second whenever he does any of his cool moves. We are supposed to know he’s a bad boy because his shirt is half unbuttoned, but he doesn’t seem at all like a Marine to me. When he was shown as an apparently active-duty Marine, he had long hair!

    Apparently lack of electricity means that plants will grow over all buildings really fast…even those that were around prior to the use of an electrical grid. I don’t quite understand that, or the British chick’s iPhone battery holding a charge for 15 years (!)…nitpicking is uncool, but how can you have a postapocalyptic scenario and then simultaneously just tell people “hey, just go with it!” It seems at cross purposes.

    Everyone is excited about Giancarlo Esposito being on the show. They haven’t given him a whole lot to do so far, but boy, if you like wide-eyed Tracy Spiridakos, you get plenty of that instead.

    Hanging in there.

  • ChrisBaron42

    I am so glad that all of these shows got a full season renewal. Revolution looks like it could have some promise, but I think that Go On is the best of these shows. It has such a unique blend of comedy and sentimentality that it is a breath of fresh air in the stale sitcom genre. I work late nights at DISH, so I usually miss these shows when they first air, but thankfully I can just watch them on Primetime Anytime. I love how my Hopper records everything on the four major networks during primetime and saves them a week, so I can catch up. NBC has to be pleased with all of their success with new shows, and they are looking to have a really strong line up.

  • JWPlatt

    Why does the article mention Cho as a regular, but not use a picture with him in it?