[01/10/10 - 11:41 AM]
NBC Extends "Law & Order," Trims "Day One" (Again)
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- Amongst a sea of news about NBC's late-night changes, Peacock scripted chief Angela Bromstad confirmed a handful of primetime developments following the network's executive session at the TCA Winter Press Tour.

Here's a breakdown of the news:

-- Series-turned-mini-series "Day One" has been trimmed even further as the project will now simply air as a two-hour backdoor pilot movie. While no air date has been set, it's understood we'll see it "towards the end of the season." She later adds, "It will be a pilot where you could see where it could go in series but there will be a [resolution] at the end of the two hours."

-- "Law & Order" has been picked up for at least four additional episodes, bringing its season total to 20. Despite the extension, Bromstad confirms the show isn't yet a go for season 21.

-- As for a proposed Los Angeles edition of the franchise, she reveals "we're talking about writers." The genesis of an LA edition was born out of a discussion about "if, for instance, 'Law & Order' the mothership didn't go beyond a couple more years then that [way] of telling stories is so unique that I actually think it could work in Los Angeles with a new look and a new set of cast [members]. And also there's not really, other than 'Southland,' a great LA-based cop show." Bromstad also noted it could be ready as early as the fall and was quick to stress it's not an either/or scenario - both "Law & Order" and a "Law & Order: LA" project will be treated separately.

-- "100 Questions" is still on track to launch in the spring however international acquisition "Persons Unknown" is more likely a summer show.

-- "Trauma" will definitely return sometime after the Olympics.

-- Bromstad on its "Rockford Files" update: "It's just that great character. There isn't that P.I. character on television right now. So if we do a creative reinvention of that, that title I don't think there's anyone better to do it than David Shore, who creates such a great character in 'House.' And I will tell you the script was just one of the best Christmas presents I've had in a long time... it [feels] very contemporary but has all the hallmarks of the original series."

-- "Heroes" creator Tim Kring is currently pitching the network his ideas for a fifth season. Production however has already been completed on season four so a definitive conclusion won't be possible if it is canceled.

-- And finally, during the panel proper Jeff Gaspin noted they have the option to air the fourth season of "Friday Night Lights" beginning March 1 however it's undecided if they'll move it up from its previously announced summer return. As for "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," the Peacock still has the rights to some of last season's episodes but must wait for USA to broadcast its run for the new episodes.

  [october 2015]  


[10/09/15 - 09:20 AM]
ABC Family Announces January 2016 Premiere Date for Its Returning Hit Series "Pretty Little Liars"
In advance of the celebrated return of the fan favorite, the network will also air "Pretty Little Liars: 5 Years Forward," a one-hour behind-the-scenes glimpse at the highly anticipated series time jump on Tuesday, November 24.

[10/09/15 - 09:06 AM]
Disney's "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" Primetime Television Movie Event to Air on Disney Channel
"The Lion Guard" television series will premiere in early 2016.

[10/09/15 - 08:51 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Extends CBS Win Streak on Thursdays
The Eye leads the night for the fourth consecutive week.

[10/09/15 - 08:43 AM]
The Table Is Set for a Second Serving of "Dinner at Tiffani's" on Cooking Channel
From birthday bashes, to farmer's market-inspired meals, to surf and turf dinners, throughout the new season's 16 half-hour long episodes, Tiffani showcases her culinary talents and entertaining skills for throwing effortless get-togethers.

[10/09/15 - 07:25 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" to Return for Fourth and Final Season Jan. 29, 2016, Exclusively on Cinemax
Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen will executive produce.

[10/08/15 - 01:33 PM]
truTV's "Impractical Jokers" to Keep the Laughs Coming with Season 5 Renewal Order
The 26 episode order comes in the wake of the series' biggest episode ever, a live highwire walk at South Street Seaport to celebrate their 100th episode.

[10/08/15 - 11:05 AM]
"David Tutera's CELEBrations" Season Three Premieres Friday, October 30 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv
Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Kim Coles, Ian Ziering, Cynthia Bailey, Big Ang Raiola and Reza Farahan are among those featured in the new season.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
"Tyrant" Returning For Third Season on FX
The 10-episode third season will air in 2016.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC Renews "Halt and Catch Fire" for Third Season
Co-creators and writers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers have been upped to showrunners for the 10-episode third season, which will return to AMC next summer.

[10/08/15 - 10:37 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Generates His Biggest Margin to Date vs. Colbert, Taking the Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in 18-49 by a 41% Advantage
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[10/08/15 - 09:48 AM]
"The Operatives" Is Back Saving the World's Most Precious Wildlife and Eco-Systems in an All-New Season Premiering on Pivot on October 18 at 10 P.M.
With 10, all new, hour-long episodes, Pete Bethune and his hand-picked team of military elite travel to the furthest parts of the world to expose those suspected of endangering our wildlife and environment in an effort to bring them to justice.

[10/08/15 - 09:43 AM]
HBO NOW Arrives Today on the Roku Platform
Roku customers can purchase a subscription directly within the HBO NOW channel on their Roku device, which will also enable them to access the service at HBONOW.com and on other HBO NOW enabled devices.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy Launches All-New Virtual Reality Experience for Award-Winning "The Expanse" VR App
The app immerses viewers into the vast world of "The Expanse," giving them the opportunity to enter into locations from the show and experience them in virtual reality.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Game 1 of 2015 WNBA Finals Sees Viewership Increase from 2014
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/08/15 - 09:14 AM]
Video: Extended Trailer for TNT's "The Librarians" Season 2, Premiering Sunday, Nov. 1
Check out the latest tease for the show's sophomore run.