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.”