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. says

    As I endured the first commercial advertising this series, it was apparent that yet another bossy female was being introduced into the already saturated market for that character-type. Once this woman started to speak, I decided to not subject myself to her churlish, unrealistic behavior. Television has become preachy, propaganda-ridden and unabashedly liberal in it’s content. Despite improvements in the general quality of the video presentation, the acting, scripting and condescension which passes for drama and sitcom characterizations and demeanor drag down what could be acceptable entertainment fare. There is a valid reason why many shows are pulled from the lineup so quickly in this era: Because there is still a considerable number of men in the demographic who will not watch them.

  2. Jim Graham says

    Great show–for those who say it is not realistic–it’s called ENTERTAINMENT!! Use your noggin’ for a little imagination. It would be a travesty to cancel this one!!

  3. m a s says

    good show, writing not keeping up with the plot. it is like they started with a good idea but don’t know where to take it next. i hope they can get it together in time to save the show!i enjoy watching.

  4. Patty Barton says

    Love the show. Miss it during the break. It is a good reminder to have back up plans. Personally, NOT unrealistic.

  5. Chenault Darien Lo says

    I have never watched this show for one reason : The premise is asinine ! Please; ALL the power in the world goes out and 15 years later,it’s still out ? ? ? What ? Did all the techies in the world die too ? Did all the books,on every scientific discovery in history also disappear ? Along with the “Power” did everybody who ever worked on any kind of technology,suddenly go brain dead ? ? ?
    And this passes for good Writing ? ? ? OMG

  6. LJ. says

    Please don’t cancel this show too. It seems like every time I invest my time in a show, it’s cancelled! My husband & I decided to get into the show, & are having fun watching it. It has some great actors in the mix. I know quite a few people who are waiting to continue watching. We’d like to know what happens!

  7. The Lunatic Spinster says

    In this day of “reality TV,” NBC’s “Revolution” is too unrealistic. I just can’t watch it anymore, and I hope it’s cancelled. Poor acting. Pitiful writing. Not worth my TV-watching time.

  8. jay marshall says

    Revolution would be sooo much better if the chick that plays Charlie could actually act! The other actors are watchable, they just need a better script. I won’t be watching it anymore.

  9. says

    Revolution is one of two of the best shows out there right now. I have not missed a second and can’t wait until the next Monday. It’s on late so I record it and watch it Tuesday after work. The best part is that Revolution air during the off season of my other favorite show. I hope, hope, hope, you don’t cancel!!!!!

  10. TIMMAH! says

    First off the show is incredibly boring.
    Second they throw all laws of science out the window really in 4 weeks I could have a steam generator just scrapping house hold parts
    third the acting is the worst ever I mean a highschool theater student could do better acting
    please do the world a favor and cancel this show

  11. Donna Klenovich says

    I love the show and I am keeping my fingers crossed that they renew it. I haven’t missed an episode and look forward to every Monday night.

  12. BL says

    SO DUMB. THIS IS ALL UNREALISTIC STORY LINES AND NOTHING ABOUT REAL SURVIVAL. IN ORDER FOR ME TO KEEP TUNING IN, THEN THE ACTING AND THE TIMING OF THE ACTING NEED TO IMPROVE. AS WELL AS WRITE ABOUT REAL SURVIVAL METHODS AND TECHNIQUES. YOU KNOW… PRETEND THAT YOU’RE WRITING AND ACTING FOR A BUNCH OF PEOPLE THAT ARE SMARTER THAN THE AVERAGE BEAR. GOODLUCK.

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