Revolution: Quickly Cancelled or Big Hit?

NBC Revolution TV showEarlier this month, NBC released the first episode of Revolution online. They were likely hoping to give viewers a chance to sample the TV series early and get some positive “word of mouth” advertising going. Tonight, the peacock network is airing the pilot on regular television. Will the show be quickly cancelled, a moderate success, or a big hit in the ratings?

Revolution takes place 15 years after an unknown phenomenon disabled all advanced technology and powered devices on the planet. People are forced to adapt and rebuild and, not surprisingly, the world becomes a very different place. Members of the Matheson family seem to have some answers as to what happened and how power might be returned.

The TV show’s cast includes Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Anna Lise Phillips, Graham Rogers, JD Pardo, Zak Orth, Maria Howell, David Lyons, Giancarlo Esposito, Tim Guinee, Elizabeth Mitchell, Derek Webster, and Daniella Alonso.

Once the other networks have their shows in place, Revolution will be airing opposite ABC’s Castle and Hawaii Five-0 on CBS. NBC has ordered 13 episodes of Revolution to start.

Before you share your opinion below, here are some previews and the full pilot:

So, what do you think? Does Revolution look like a hit or a candidate for quick cancellation? Will you tune in, DVR the show, or skip it altogether? Do you think previewing and releasing the first episode online will help or hurt the show’s ratings?

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  1. JO says

    I too was waiting for the next series…..I loved this show, Bring it back please. The series left us wanting more……Please bring it back….I hate all the reality shows on, why are they so popular? Who cares what people do at home with their every day life. This makes them famous!! Not with me. Revolution’s cast is already famous and they can act. They are a great cast and the show makes us think this could really happen.. I looked forward to every week to see what happens next. Who cancelled this series did not check with the public’s view. Jo

  2. Anthony says

    Please sign the petition at to save Revolution. It has been canceled and we want it to be brought back or at least find a new station to carry the series and continue to give it life. It continually has over 7 million viewers each week but NBC seems to only be interested in reality TV. While that might seem great to other, not everyone wants all TV programing to be reality TV. NBC is just going overboard. It is a blindsided move on NBC’s part because most people will be blindsided when they find out next season that its gone. Everyone that I have talked to about NBC canceling the show, had no idea and would have never thought to check to see if it had been canceled.

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