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NBC Orders Additional Episodes, Does This Mean the Shows Won’t Be Cancelled?

Parks and RecreationIn the wake of NBC’s cancellation of The Jay Leno Show, the network has a lot of time to fill on the primetime schedule. That spells good news for fans of many of the network’s shows.

NBC has handed out additional episode orders to five programs — Community, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Parks and Recreation, and Trauma.

Community received an order for three new installments, and Parks and Recreation and Law & Order: SVU each got two more. The season tally for each of the three shows will be 25 episodes.

Three more episodes of Law & Order have been ordered and that will bring that venerable program’s season total to 22.

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Trauma, which was cancelled after 13 episodes, has been the benefactor of the peacock network’s need for content before and received an order for three more episodes in November. The show’s now received an order for four more, bringing the season total to 20 installments.

While this news is great for show fans, it’s not an indication that the shows will be renewed. It has more to do with the network’s need for additional original content and production schedules. Some of the network’s highest rated shows, like 30 Rock, didn’t get additional orders and they’re surely coming back.

Where do they stand? Law & Order has already been renewed for next season and SVU is sure to be renewed as well. Community and Parks and Recreation are on the bubble but seem likely to be renewed for at least 13 episodes, especially considering all of the other holes in NBC’s schedule. Trauma has an uphill battle if it’s going to get a second season order.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that NBC will be airing fewer repeats? Are there other shows that you wish had gotten additional episode orders?

UPDATE: The Futon Critic has privately confirmed that the cast and crew of The Office will produce 25 installments for the season.

 

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Cathey October 4, 2010 at 5:10 am

It’s me again! Expressing that the show Trauma should be renewed. There are definitely enough cop/doctors show which basically show the same thing-good cop good doctor/nurse-bad cop- bad doctor/nurse. Trauma allows viewers to go behind the scenes to see the lives of paramedics and all the hard work they do-the behind the scenes heroes who often times are never recognized. The new show “Outsourcing” seems to be a slap in the face to americans. With the state of our economy, I don’t see how NBC can find humor in a show like this. Unfortunately, outsourcing is real in today’s economy but again I don’t see the humor in americans losing their jobs to individuals who reside in another country.

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Catherine Cook-Fisher September 9, 2010 at 5:24 am

Please give Trauma another chance. NBC has always had medical/hospital shows -but Trauma gives us an inside look from the ones out in the field. The show is real and so are the characters. Rabbit is my favorite. This is a good show-lots of action, energy and realness!!! We need more shows like this on NBC.

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Elmo May 3, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Pleas don’t take my favorite show (TRAUMA) off. I love this show,it is my
favorite show,I am 67 and I know good t.v. when I see it

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Emily S. March 15, 2010 at 7:00 am

Please renew Trauma for next season. This show is so unique from the rest and depicts the real world in a very entertaining way. We love the characters, the interaction among them, and the plots. Police shows are great, but we have had so many of them for so long that we need to make room for more excellent new shows like Trauma. I would hate to see more inane sitcoms take over my tv viewing options. Thank you. Emily Smith

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mark February 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm

get back LIFE that had Damien lewis in the lead. We need a proper ending nbc

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REEBS February 10, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Don’t cancel Law & Order SVU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please :(

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michelle January 24, 2010 at 10:34 pm

NBC SHOULD START TAKING ABCS CANCELLED SHOW THEN THEIR RATINGS WILL GO UP SINCE ABC SEEMS TO LIKE TO PUT A SHOW WITH POTENTIAL OUT THERE THEN CANCEL IT WHEN YOU ARE JUST GETTING HOOKED INTO IT. THEY HAVE DONE IT WAY TOO MANY TIMES AND SO MANY PEOPLE ARE FED UP WITH IT. HOW DO WE CONVICE NBC TO TAKE UP THE CANCELLED SHOWS?

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lulabalulah January 22, 2010 at 11:06 pm

NBC, ABC and CBS still exist????? Wow! Who knew? Sorry, except for one show on FOX, my time (and my DVR space) go exclusively to a mix of shows on USA, TNT, and DISCOVERY.

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Melissa January 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm

The only one of these shows I still watch is Community, and I like it quite a bit. L&O has sucked for a few seasons now and Parks/Trauma have always sucked.

What about Mercy?

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shawn January 22, 2010 at 8:54 am

wish knight rider would come back

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rhino January 22, 2010 at 8:46 am

please nbc, DONT CANCEL PARKS OR COMMUNITY PLEASSE!!

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MK January 22, 2010 at 8:06 am

I don’t watch any of those shows.

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