PREPARE TO BE UNDERWHELMED, FOLKS. NBC announced full season pick ups for three of their fall shows last night (due to the Olympics, they premiered their new programming before the other networks), and they’re decent at best and I hate you, Ryan Murphy at worst.
NBC ordered nine additional episodes of Go On, The New Normal, and Revolution, bringing their episode totals for the season up to 22, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Revolution has been a solid performer for the network on Monday nights, debuting to 11.7 million and a 4.1 rating in the adults-18-to-49 demographic, the biggest drama premiere since 2009. The J.J. Abrams-produced series…has consistently retained The Voice‘s lead-in, with its most recent airing drawing 8.4 million viewers and a 3.2 on Monday.
Go On…bowed during the Olympics to 16.1 million viewers and a 5.6 rating. In its usual timeslot, the show debuted to 9.6 million viewers and a 3.4. Its most recent outing drew 7.3 million viewers and a 2.7. Ryan Murphy’s The New Normal…debuted to 7 million and a 2.5, dropping its latest outing with 5.2 million and a 2.0 rating. (Via)
The best of the bunch is Go On, though even then, the most complimentary thing you can say about it is, “Well, it’s like Community without any of the charm or wit or Alison Brie and/or Gillian Jacobs, but hey, it’s got a black guy and an old person, so, um, when’s Community back? Oh, that long?” Dustin shared his thoughts on Revolution, and I agree shrugheartedly. As for The New Normal, well, you know how you occasionally watch a show because someone you like is in it? You’ll convince yourself that, sure, it doesn’t look good, but this actor has done something I previously enjoyed, so I’ll keep trying. Surely Hypothetical Actor won’t let me down! I made it five minutes into the New Normal pilot before literally saying out loud, “Why, Andrew Rannells? Why?” It’s crude, poorly written, hateful, bland, and offensive, but not in the way that Ryan Murphy intended — it’s offensive in the way that Murphy’s getting paid large sums of money to write lines like, “I am extremely tolerant to all peoples. When they opened that Chipotle here, I was the first of my friends to go. And that is Spanish food.”
But I digress. On the flip side of the NBC pick ups is Fox’s The Mob Doctor.
Monday night’s episode fell 23 percent to 3.5 million viewers and a mere 1.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. That makes Mob Doc the lowest-rated show on a major broadcast network last night, putting it 47 percent below the second-lowest show. (Via)
This news should please lovers of pun headlines everywhere. “The Mob Doctor Is On Life Support” and “The Mob Doctor Is About to Get Whacked” are there for the taking.