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CW Fall 2012-2013 Schedule

CW Fall 2012-2013 Schedule

CW Fall 2012-2013 Schedule

Ratings for Week of May 7-11
Monday: 2.0/2,689,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,531,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,360,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,326,000
Friday: 1.7/2,262,000

'30 Rock's' Final Season to End With Hourlong Episode

NEW YORK -- NBC Entertainment president Robert Greenblatt on Monday confirmed that the newly announced seventh season of 30 Rock will be its last.

Speaking to Madison Avenue ad buyers at the network's upfront presentation in New York, the executive confirmed speculation that the upcoming shortened season would feature 13 episodes and be its last, culminating with an hourlong series finale.

"We think the world of Tina Fey and think she's a comic genius," Greenblatt said. "We hope she has a home at NBC for years to come."
The announcement comes a day after Greenblatt told reporters during a conference call that a decision had not yet been made on the whether or not the seventh season would be its last.

Despite awards-season recognition, the Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin Thursday night comedy has seen its ratings erode, like most broadcast fare, despite high-profile guest stars and a second live episode, which notched a 1.6 in the demo -- a far cry from the 3.1 mark for its 2010 live installment. Baldwin has been vocal about his status on the show, and the network confirmed he'd return for the final season.

CBS Renews 'CSI: NY,' Cancels 'CSI: Miami,' 'Gifted Man,' 'Unforgettable,' 'Rob'
With six new scripted series and a large contingent of returning series, CBS was forced to pull the plug on a pricey 'CSI' spinoff.

The most-watched network has canceled long-running CSI: Miami, along with freshman series Unforgettable, Rob and A Gifted Man. For its part, CSI: New York will return next season, joining six new scripted series, including Vegas, Golden Boy, Partners and Friend Me, and an impressive collection of returning shows.

Here's a look of what will go and stay:


The New York-set spinoff will return for a ninth season. Following a condensed 18-episode season (its shortest to date) the less-expensive of the two CSI spinoffs edged out the network's Miami-set effort to gain the pickup. The Friday night drama, which remains a cash cow for its network and sister studio, held its own against fare including Grimm, Fringe and Supernatural, helping CBS consistently deliver on Friday nights.


CSI: Miami
Despite its global appeal and lucrative syndication income, the David Caruso starrer will not return for an 11th season. The Sunday night procedural wrapped its reduced-order 19-episode 10th season on April 8 with about 8 million total viewers and a 1.7 rating in the key demo. After being left off the network's 15-show renewal in March that saw the franchise's flagship series earn a 13th season, sources indicated the network would opt for the less-expensive of the two spinoffs and pick up CSI: New York instead.

CSI: Miami leaves an amazing television legacy -- a signature look and style, global popularity and as a key player in CBSs rise to the top over the past decade. We thank all the producers led by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ann Donahue -- and its talented cast, led by David Caruso, for 10 outstanding seasons. Viewers around the world will continue to enjoy rebroadcasts of CSI: Miami in syndication and on key digital platforms for many years to come," the network said in a statement.

A Gifted Man
Despite the draw of Patrick Wilson and co-starring Justified Emmy winner Margo Martindale, the medical drama with a spiritual edge will not return for a second season. The show, which marked Wilson's first small-screen series regular role, was a modest performer for the network on Fridays, airing both at 8 and 9 p.m. Its March 2 season finale drew 9.7 million total viewers and a 1.4 in the demo, placing third for the night. "I couldn't be happier," Wilson tweeted Saturday of the show's cancelation. "As good as it was (sometimes) it was not what I signed on for."

Though scorned by critics, the Rob Schneider family comedy kicked off its run as an over-performer in its coveted time slot following Thursday hit The Big Bang Theory. In fact, the midseason replacement opened huge in January, garnering an impressive 4.1 rating in the demo -- the network's best in the slot in more than a year -- and whopping 13.5 million viewers, before sliding dramatically, ending its eight-episode run with a 2.6 in the demo.

The Poppy Montgomery-Dylan Walsh starrer about a female detective who remembers everything except the day her sister was murdered will not return for a second season. From Ed Redlich, Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman, the drama had been a steady performer at 10 p.m. Tuesdays, most recently drawing a 1.8 in demo and 10.6 million total viewers. With A Gifted Man and Unforgettable both failing to live on, exec producers Beverly and Timberman are 0-for-2 with their rising sophomore efforts, but the duo's Sherlock Holmes drama Elementary has been ordered to series.


It's Official: 'Two and a Half Men' Renewed for 10th Season
The No. 3 prime-time comedy will return with stars Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones all garnering small raises.

The 10th season renewal news comes after protracted talks between the network, Warner Brothers TV and the shows trio of stars, Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones. All will return with small raises, according to well-placed sources.

While contract specifics are being kept tightly guarded, source tell The Hollywood Reporter that Kutcher will make slightly more than the $700,000 to $725,000 per episode (or about $15 million to $16 million) he is widely thought to be making this season. Cryer, who is said to make a little less than that, and Jones, who earns about half what Kutcher does, will get similar bumps.

Though it took a dip in the latter part of the season, Men still managed to post gains in all key demographics, including total viewers (up 13 percent to 15 million), 25 to 54 (up 20 percent to a 6.5) and 18 to 49 (up 27 percent to a 5.2). It will round out its first season without longtime star Charlie Sheen as the No. 3 primetime comedy in the latter demo, behind CBS The Big Bang Theory and ABCs Modern Family.
When Men returns, it will do so with different bosses. Current showrunner Lee Aronsohn is giving up the reins, with writer-producers Don Reo and Jim Patterson being elevated to co-run the series alongside co-creator Chuck Lorre. Longtime Men writer-producer Eddie Gorodetsky will returns as an executive produce, while Aronsohn is said to be segueing into an "executive consultant" role.

Men, a financial cash cow for both its network and studio, joins an impressive collection of renewed shows, including CBS comedies How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly and Big Bang. The network will make its upfront presentation to Madison Avenue buyers Wednesday, when it is likely to pick up such half hours as Partners (from Max Mutchnick and David Kohan) and Friend Me, which, like Men, hails from the Tannenbaum company.


ABC cancels GCB, 'Missing,' 'Pan Am,' & 'The River'
Ah, my GF loved GCB, so I'm kind of sad for her !

Complete guide to the 2012-13 television season
With upfronts set to take place in New York next week, the broadcast networks are ready to tout returning favorites and introduce their newest fare.

Keep track of what's coming back, what's canceled and what will be new to the 2012-13 schedule for Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC and The CW.

America's Funniest Home Videos
The Bachelor
Body of Proof
Dancing With the Stars
Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23
Grey's Anatomy
Happy Endings
Last Man Standing
The Middle
Modern Family
Once Upon a Time
Private Practice
Shark Tank
Wife Swap

Charlie's Angels
Man Up
Pan Am
The River
Work It

Ordered to Series:
Family Tools
How To Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life
Last Resort
Malibu County
Red Widow
666 Park Ave.
Zero Hour

The Amazing Race
The Big Bang Theory
Blue Bloods
Criminal Minds
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
48 Hours Mystery
The Good Wife
Hawaii Five-O
How I Met Your Mother
The Mentalist
Mike & Molly
Person of Interest
60 Minutes
2 Broke Girls
Undercover Boss
Two and a Half Men

How to be a Gentleman
CSI Miami
A Gifted Man

Ordered to Series
Friend Me
Golden Boy
The Job (unscripted)
Made in Jersey

The CW
America's Next Top Model
Gossip Girl
Hart of Dixie
The Vampire Diaries

The Secret Circle

Ordered to Series:
Beauty and the Beast
The Carrie Diaries
First Cut


American Dad
American Idol
Bob's Burgers
The Cleveland Show
Family Guy
Hell's Kitchen
Kitchen Nightmares
New Girl
Raising Hope
The Simpsons
The X Factor

Allen Gregory
Breaking In
The Finder
I Hate My Teenage Daughter
Terra Nova

Ordered to Series:
Ben & Kate
The Following
Goodwin Games
The Mindy Project
The Mob Doctor

Fashion Star
Law & Order: SVU
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock
Up All Night

Are You There, Chelsea?
Free Agents
Harry's Law
The Playboy Club
Prime Suspect

Ordered to Series:
Animal Practice
Chicago Fire
Do No Harm
Go On
Guys With Kids
The New Normal
Next Caller
Save Me
1600 Penn


ABC Renews Shonda Rhimes' 'Scandal' for Second Season
ABC has renewed freshman drama Scandal for a second season.

The network gave the Kerry Washington-Tony Goldwyn D.C.-set political fixer drama the plum post-Grey's Anatomy time slot where it has performed well in its limited run.

The Shonda Rhimes drama, which bumped the prolific showrunner's Private Practice from its longtime home on Thursday nights, has for the most part held on to its Grey's lead-in viewership. The seven-episode first season has been a format Rhimes has said she enjoys.

"Season 1 feels like a British miniseries in that it's only seven episodes. "It feels more like State of Play than like a regular network show," Rhimes says. "The seven episodes work as a whole; we're telling a story in which there's a little bit of a cliffhanger at the end of every episode. When you leave at the end of the season, while you have a lot of questions that need to be answered, the larger part of the mystery or intrigue that was happening this season is finished."


CW Renews 'Gossip Girl,' 'Nikita' 'Hart of Dixie', Cancels 'Ringer' and 'The Secret Circle'
It's a shame they canceled Ringer !!

NBC Renews 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Up All Night,' 'Whitney'; Cancels 'Awake,' 'Chelsea,' 'Harry's Law,' More
NBC has continued picking up comedies for next season, renewing Parks and Recreation and freshman entries Whitney and Up All Night, and canceled four first-year scripted series.

As it looks to beef up its comedy ranks ahead of its Monday morning upfront, the ratings-challenged network is filling up its schedule with new and returning half-hour projects. Parks, Whitney and Up join previously renewed Community and 30 Rock at the network.

Here's a look at why the shows were granted renewals:

Parks and Recreation
The Thursday night comedy starring Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and Aziz Ansari will return for a fourth season of 22 episodes after boosting the network's fortunes in the 9:30 p.m. Thursday slot after its midseason move. The comedy from Mike Schur and created by The Office's Greg Daniels remains a critical darling, with Poehler earning a pair of lead actress Emmy nominations and the series scoring a best comedy nom last year as well.

Up All Night
Created by Parks and Recreation veteran Emily Spivey,the freshman comedy starring Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph earned a quick full-season order after opening strong following America's Got Talent. While the series cooled from its bow to a 3.7 rating in the adult demo on Wednesdays, it was a solid performer after being shifted to the prime post-The Office slot on Thursdays midseason. Its April 12 season finale garnered a 1.5 in the demo and 3.1 million viewers, decent by NBC's reduced standards and enough to propel the comedy about new parents to see a second season.

Created by and starring Whitney Cummings, the comedy vehicle came out of the gate strong for a network much in need. But with critics balking and a scheduling switch, the series took a hit. Thus far this season, Whitneyis averaging a 2.2 ratings in the coveted demo. Still, the stand-up comic is 2-for-2 this season with NBC granting a second season to Whitney and CBS has already having renewed the Cummings-produced 2 Broke Girls. What's more, she will soon have a Chelsea Handler-like talk project on E!

Here's a look at what's been canceled:

Harry's Law
The legal drama starring Kathy Bates received a 24-episode order for its sophomore season -- which wraps its run May 20 -- after what sources indicated last May was a swap for the network passing on creator David E. Kelley's Wonder Woman pilot. For its part, the older-skewing Sunday night series remained a solid draw in total viewers for the struggling network at 8 p.m., serving as a lead-in to Celebrity Apprentice.

Are You There, Chelsea?
Despite built-in name recognition, the comedy failed to cut through the clutter on Wednesday nights. Based on Handler's outrageous book Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, the series starred Laura Prepon in the title role with Handler recurring as the older sister of the sitcom's Chelsea. Creatively, the midseason entry underwent both cast and executive producer changes behind the scenes just months after it earned a series order. Its March finale drew a 1.2 in the demo and 3 million viewers, despite a lead-in from former Thursday comedy Whitney.

Kyle Killen'sdrama is one-and-done. The dual-universe series about a cop who loses his wife in one realm and his son in another failed to find traction despite critical buzz. After launching to 6 million viewers and a 2.0 in the demo in March, the drama staring Jason Isaacs tumbled to 2.2 million total viewers and a 0.8 in 18-49. The effort was considered a big swing for the broadcast network as critics across the board deemed the series a better fit for cable. Not working in its favor was its hugely competitive time slot at 10 p.m. Thursday against fare including CBS' The Mentalist.

The romantic comedy from Universal Television starring Amanda Peet and David Walton received a quick burn-off on Wednesday nights, completing its six-episode run in just three weeks. Its final episode drew less than 2 million viewers and a 0.7 in the demo. Walton, meanwhile, booked the lead in CBS' untitled Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti comedy opposite Joanna Garcia Swisher.

Best Friends Forever
The comedy reated by and starring Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair bowed in early April to 4 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the demo. The Universal Television series was yanked from the schedule after four outings.


CW Renews 'Gossip Girl,' 'Nikita' 'Hart of Dixie', Cancels 'Ringer' and 'The Secret Circle'
The CW has renewed Gossip Girl and Nikita as well as freshman drama Hart of Dixie.

Gossip Girl's sixth season pickup doesn't come as a surprise as there had been conversations about bringing back the Blake Lively-Leighton Meester hourlong for a final round as the actors' contracts expire next year. In January, executive producer Stephanie Savage told reporters that the Gossip Girl writers were leaving the story open at the end of season five. "We're not writing a series finale this year," Savage said at the time.

In its second season, the Maggie Q-Shane West action drama moved from its plum post-The Vampire Diaries time slot to Fridays at 8 p.m. this season where it faced stiff competition from the final season of NBC's outgoing spy dramedy Chuck.

The second season pickup of Dixie created by Leila Gerstein, ensures at least three series from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will remain on the CW schedule next year. Starring Rachel Bilson, the Southern medical drama has been a solid performer following Gossip Girl on Monday nights. Dixie follows the network's move into shows with more procedural elements than heavily serialized dramas like Gossip Girl. The renewal gives Schwartz and his camp the potential to have four projects on the network, joining Arrow and The Carrie Diaries.

Nikita and Dixie join The Vampire Diaries, 90210 and Supernatural as having earned renewals at the youth-skewing network. The futures of Ringer and The Secret Circle has yet to be determined.

Meanwhile, the network has canceled freshman dramas Ringer and The Secret Circle.
Ringer, the most buzzworthy of all the pilots coming into the fall season as it marked former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar's return to series TV, failed to live up to its hype. After opening to a modest 2.84 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo, a time period success for the CW at the time. However, the freshman drama couldn't hold its footing, despite airing in multiple windows following the early demise of reality effort H8R, ending its season with a 0.5 in the demo and 1.2 million viewers. Not helping the serialized drama's case is Gellar's pregnancy.

The Secret Circle, starring Life Unexpected's Britt Robertson, took over Nikita's post-Vampire Diaries slot, giving the network a block of programming from Kevin Williamson. The freshman drama, exec produced by Andrew Miller, earned a full-season order in October when it was the network's best performing new drama. After averaging 2.4 million viewers and a 1.0 in its first three weeks, Circle dimmed considerably. With both Circle and fellow freshman Hart of Dixie both drawing similar viewership, sources said the former's serialized nature -- making it harder for new viewers to come into the show -- worked against its favor. Its series finale aired May 10.


ABC Renews 'Happy Endings'
ABC has renewed Happy Endings for a third season consisting of 22 episodes.

The ensemble comedy received not one but two votes of confidence from ABC topper Paul Lee, when it scored the plum post-Modern Family time slot this season and landed an additional six-episode order in October.

The series, starring Casey Wilson,Zach Knighton, Elisha Cuthbert, Damon Wayans Jr., Eliza Coupe and Adam Pally, ranks as the network's No. 2 scripted comedy this season, with showrunner David Caspe telling THR that he was cautiously optimistic the critical darling would earn a third season renewal. "Im probably not freaking out as much as I should," he said after the mid-April season finale.
Happy Endings joins previously renewed comedies Suburgatory, Modern Family and The Middle at the network.


ABC Renews 'The Bachelor,' 'Dancing With the Stars,' 'Shark Tank'
Shortly after handing out renewals to seven scripted series, including freshman Revenge, Once Upon a Time and Suburgatory, ABC has handed out renewals for three reality shows: Dancing With the Stars, Shark Tank and The Bachelor.

Dancing With the Stars, which has seen dips in total viewers and the adults 18-49 demo, has hit series lows during its current 14th cycle but recently topped all other network broadcasts for the week in total viewers. It remains to be seen whether it will offer two cycles during the 2012-13 season, one airing in the fall and the other in the spring, but that has become tradition. As the series has aged, there also have been rumors of an "all-star" season of former castmembers planned for the next run.

Shark Tank, the entrepreneurial competition currently in its third season, has seen success on Friday nights, regularly tops all network broadcasts among adults 18-49 at the 8 p.m. hour. It will get a full 22 episodes for its fourth season.

The Bachelor renewal brings the series into its 17th season. Although hardly the juggernaut it once was, the long-running dating show still manages to draw a 2.9 rating in the all-important 18-49 demo. Arguably more impressive is the franchise's ability to remain part of the water-cooler conversation, regularly filling the celebrity weeklies and entertainment magazine shows.

Unscripted fare for which ABC has yet to make an announcement includes The Bachelorette, Wipeout and veteran America's Funniest Home Videos.


ABC Renews 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Revenge,' 'Modern Family,' 'Once,' 'Castle,' More
Ahead of Tuesday's upfront presentation to ad buyers, ABC has renewed seven series, including freshmen Revenge, Once Upon a Time and Suburgatory.

The female-skewing network, which saw its first-season fare perform particularly well this year, also has granted renewals to its other Wednesday night comedies, Modern Family and The Middle, along with longer-running offerings Grey's Anatomy and Castle. All seven series,
four of which hail from ABC's sister studio, have been performers for the network.

Here's a look at why each of the shows given pickups Thursday:

Once Upon a Time
The fantasy drama from Lost scribes Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz opened with a bang, drawing 13 million viewers and a 4.0 in the adult demographic, ABC's best debut in five years. (The ABC Studios series earned a fast full-season order after the show co-starring Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen held onto much of its viewership in its second outing.) Starring Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas, the dual-universe story about what happens to Snow White after her fairy tale wedding has been a solid performer for the network on Sunday nights, lifting the fortunes of the departing Desperate Housewives. When you factor in the full week's worth of viewership, Once is garnering a 4.0 rating thus far this season.

The freshman drama has become the network's water-cooler show of the season -- and one of the first to get new entertainment topper Paul Lee's stamp of approval. The Wednesday night series starring Emily VanCamp and Golden Globe nominee Madeleine Stowe has become a valuable property for the network overseas, with U.K. broadcaster E4 securing rights to the story written and executive produced by Swingtown's Mike Kelley. The exec dubbed the show "sexy" and "sticky," telling critics in January, "You just want more of it." Now, he's giving it to them.

The series from creator Emily Kapnek has been a sturdy performer for the network on Wednesdays following another Warner Bros. TV-produced series, The Middle. The rookie comedy starring Jane Levy, Jeremy Sisto and Cheryl Hines notched a strong ratings performance in its debut Sept. 28, averaging 9.8 million total viewers and a 3.3 rating among adults 18-49, serving as a strong lead-in to Modern Family and has become a staple on the network's Wednesday night comedy block. Season to date, the series is averaging a 2.6 in the demo.

Grey's Anatomy
It ranks as television's No. 1 scripted drama series with the all-important 18-49 demo (averaging a 4.1 rating) and will return for a ninth season. The Thursday night medical drama, which hails from uber-producer Shonda Rhimes, stars Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh, all of whom are expected to return next season. More recently, Grey's has been used as a launching pad for the prolific showrunner's D.C.-set political-fixer drama, Scandal, bumping Grey's spinoff Private Practice to Tuesdays. The future of Scandal and Practice has not been determined.

The Nathan Fillion-Stana Katic starrer has been a reliable Monday night ratings driver for the network and will return for a fifth season. The crime dramedy from Andrew W. Marlowe will reach 100 episodes next season, a critical mark for syndication with TNT already securing rights to the ABC Studios property.

The Middle
The Patricia Heaton-led comedy has continued to deliver solidly for the network's comedy portfolio, averaging a 2.6 rating in the beloved 18-49 demo this season. What's more, while it lacks the critical acclaim and water-cooler chatter of its counterparts, the Warner Bros. Television-produced comedy has served as a steady lead-in for the Disney-owned net's Wednesday night comedy block, boosting the fortunes for freshman entry Suburgatory.

Modern Family
The reigning Emmy darling will return for a fourth season. It continues to thrive on Wednesdays, with the network most recently using it to launch buzzy freshman comedy Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23. The 20th TV ensemble series, which stars Emmy winners Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara, ranks as the network's No. 1 scripted comedy series, up nearly 20 percent for its best season ever. Meanwhile, the six adult cast members, also including Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ed O'Neill, are looking for hefty salary raises for the fourth season of the comedy from Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd. Sources told THR in late March that the ensemble cast likely will ask for $200,000 per episode, up considerably from the $65,000 they currently make (O'Neill earns more).

The fates of ABC's Body of Proof, Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23, GCB, Happy Endings, Last Man Standing, Missing, Pan Am, Private Practice, The River and Scandal remain in question.


Fox Renews 'Touch,' Cancels 'Alcatraz' and 'The Finder'
Fox has kicked off its renewals, giving a second season to Touch and canceling freshman dramas Alcatraz and Bones spinoff The Finder after one season.

From Heroes creator Tim Kring and marking 24 star Kiefer Sutherland's return to series television, the drama Touch previewed in January after American Idol, drawing a 3.9 in the demo and 12 million viewers.

Returning two months later in its regular slot on Thursdays at 9 p.m. after the Idol results show, the drama about a father whose mute son can see events in the past, present and future using a series of numbers held on to much of its viewership but has tumbled in the weeks since. The 20th Television-produced drama, which launched globally day and date, maintains strong property for the network and studio internationally.

Despite a pedigree including J.J. Abrams, freshman drama Alcatraz -- about San Francisco's infamous prison and its mysterious former inmates -- will not move forward. The Monday series, despite an impressive launch in January (3.3 in the demo and 10 million total viewers), the serial drama starring Sarah Jones and Lost's Jorge Garcia tumbled considerably during its 10-week run, ending with a fraction of its initial viewership: 1.5 in the demo and 4.7 million viewers. For its part, Fox will remain in business with Abrams, having recently greenlit Fringe for a fifth and final season of 13 episodes.

The Finder, from Hart Hanson and starring Geoff Stults, failed to pull viewers of the Fox flagship to it on Thursdays at 9 p.m. against heavy competition in the hour from established hits Grey's Anatomy and The Office and fellow freshman entry Person of Interest. After averaging about 6 million viewers in the slot, the drama was moved to Fridays at 8, with a recent installment notching a series low.

Fox has previously renewed American Dad, Bones, The Cleveland Show, Fringe, Glee, Kitchen Nightmares, New Girl, Raising Hope and The Simpsons.


NBC Renews 'Law & Order: SVU,' Orders Dick Wolf's 'Chicago Fire' to Series
NBC is expanding its relationship with Dick Wolf.

The network has renewed the venerable procedural Law & Order: SVU for a 14th season and ordered Wolf's drama pilot Chicago Fire to series.

While viewership of Wolf's SVU has declined in the wake of longtime co-star Christopher Meloni's departure, the Wednesday night crime drama remains a valuable franchise for the network and studio Universal Television, which recently inked lead Mariska Hargitay to a new deal.
The series, under new showrunner Warren Leight, also has seen a creative change for Hargitay's Detective Olivia Benson, enlisting Harry Connick Jr. and Andre Braugher as love interests for the beleaguered cop.

Meanwhile, Wolf's hourlong "ER in a fire station" drama Chicago Fire has been ordered to series. Fire is described as an action-driven drama exploring the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department. The Vampire Diaries' Taylor Kinney and House's Jesse Spencer star in the Universal Television- and Wolf Films-produced hour written by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt. Wolf is an EP alongside Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski. Jeffrey Nachmanoff directed the pilot.

For NBC, Fire becomes the network's second drama pilot to earn a series order, following Warner Bros. Television's J.J. Abrams- and Eric Kripke-penned thriller Revolution.


39th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations
Very happy that Chandler and Matt made it in. It sucks that Ari didn't, she deserves some recognition.