With the NBC upfronts coming on Monday, rumors are flying fast and furiously about which shows will renewed and which will be cut from the peacock network’s schedule.
NBC is still fine-tuning their schedule but execs in charge of returning series were reportedly notified yesterday. As reported yesterday, Friday Night Lights will be returning for a sophomore season. Other shows that have already been renewed include The Office, Heroes, Las Vegas, My Name is Earl, Law & Order: SVU, Medium and Deal or No Deal. ER will almost certainly return as well. Expensive sitcom Scrubs will be picked up for an 18 episode final season.
On the cancellation side, it looks like Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Crossing Jordan and The Black Donnellys are all headed for the TV graveyard.
The fate of Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent are still up I the air. If NBC passes on the original L&O, there’s a good chance that TNT (which airs the reruns) may pick it up for another year, albeit with an even tighter budget.