NBC has given Revolution, Go On and The New Normal a giant vote of confidence, giving all three freshman shows full-season orders.
“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 NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke in a statement. “We’re also very proud of our new comedy block of Go On and The New Normal.”
Revolution‘s debut episode ranked as NBC’s best drama launch in adults 18-49 in five years (since the premiere of Bionic Woman in 2007), and it has showed surprising staying power in its two subsequent telecasts. To date, the J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke thriller has averaged 10 million viewers and a 3.6 in the demo.
Well that’s encouraging. There are some people out there who like good TV. After the cancelation of Eureka and even more irritatingly, Alcatraz, I was beginning to have my doubts about whether anyone cared about good TV.