NBC Picks Up Freshman Series ‘Revolution’, ‘Go On’ and ‘The New Normal’ for Full Seasons

Revolution (NBC) No Quarter Episode 3

The new fall TV season is just a little over a week old, but already one of the major networks – NBC – has decided to stick with three of its new shows, giving the drama Revolution and the comedies Go On and The New Normal the first full-season renewals of the TV season.

‘Revolution’ is the apocalyptic story of what would happen in the U.S. if one day all technology simply stopped working, never coming back on. The series follows young adult Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos), who treks across the country in search of her kidnapped brother Danny (Graham Rogers); seeking help from her estranged uncle Miles Matheson (Billy Burke).

‘Revolution’ has averaged 9.8 million viewers and gave the network its highest premiere numbers for a drama series in five years. The series airs on Monday nights at 10/9c.

‘Go On’ stars Matthew Perry as Ryan King, a recent widower and sports talk radio host who is forced into a support group by his boss Steven (John Cho); a group that is filled with an oddball “cast of characters”. The group is led by Lauren (Tony winner Laura Benanti), for whom he butts heads with on a regular basis.

‘Go On’ has averaged 8.6 million viewers and is currently the number one new comedy of the fall season. The series airs on Tuesday nights at 9/8c.

‘The New Normal’ focuses on a Los Angeles couple (Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha) who have it all except a baby. Enter Goldie (Georgia King), a Midwestern waitress and single mother who volunteers to be their surrogate. But none of their lives are going to be easy if Goldie’s small-minded grandmother (Ellen Barkin) has her way.

‘The New Normal’ has averaged 6 million viewers and has retained 74 percent of the 18 to 49 year old viewers from its lead-in series ‘Go On’. The series airs on Tuesday nights at 9:30/8:30c.

What do you think of NBC’s choices for renewals? Do you agree or disagree? Please share your thoughts below.

  • ptjackson

    I’m glad they picked up Revolution for a full season.  I don’t watch the other two.