Fall TV: Fox, NBC announce a few new plans

9 May

As the current TV season winds down, the four major networks are finalizing their fall programming schedules. While a few shows remain on the bubble, here’s the latest “renewal” news from TV Land:
NBC has renewed Parks and Recreation for a sixth season, giving it a full 22-episode order. This is a show that has grown in popularity from its beginning. At one point, NBC was only bringing it back for a shortened “second season” of shows. Things have changed for the folks in Pawnee, Indiana.
P & R joins previously renewed dramas Grimm, Revolution, Law & Order SVU and Chicago Fire. Cancelled just this afternoon were 1600 Penn and Whitney. Still yet to be determined—the fates of Community, Hannibal, The New Normal and Smash. All of these shows are considered long-shots for renewal.
At Fox, five new comedy series have been ordered, including the Jason Ritter/Alexis Bledel romantic satire Us & Them (fka Friends & Family) and the Andy Samberg sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Also receiving series orders from the network are Enlisted, a military drama; Chris Meloni’s Surviving Jack and Seth MacFarlane’s live-action sitcom Dads.
Fox has also ordered four new dramas for the 2013-14 season, including J.J. Abrams‘ cop thriller Almost Human, and a contemporary version of Sleepy Hollow. Also receiving series orders from the network are Gang Related and Rake.
Two current Fox shows are considered long-shots to return: The Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch and the animated The Cleveland Show.CBS and ABC still have some decisions to make as well. At CBS, the cancellation axe is dangling over CSI: NY, Golden Boy, Rules of Engagement and Vegas. At ABC, no decisions have been made official for Family Tools (which just premiered), Happy Endings, Last Man Standing, Malibu Country, The Neighbors or Red Widow—all considered at risk. Though ABC hasn’t announced plans for either Revenge or Nashville, it’s probably a safe bet they’ll both return next fall.
Things seem to be happening rapidly this week, so we’ll keep you posted when we learn more. Thanks goes to Michael Ausiello from TVLine.com, who keeps all of us up to date on everything TV!

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