Saturday, May 11, 2013

Which TV Series Were Picked Up and Renewed This Summer?

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Lock and load!

In our last post, we published a list of this summer's cancelled TV series [read more]. Some networks' decisions were surprising, others not so much. To balance the bad taste that might have left in your mouth, we give you a list of the shows that were lucky to get picked up or renewed for another season. Read on!

QUIZ: Which of these TV series should have been cancelled? (bottom)

Chicago Fire spin-off
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NBC is officially going forward with a spinoff of their firemen drama Chicago Fire, which will be titled Chicago P.D. Dick Wolf's companion series is described as "a gripping, character-driven new police drama about those who put it all on the line to serve and protect."
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Here's what viewers can expect from the new series, according to NBC:
"District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two distinctly different groups. There are the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head to head with the city's street crimes. And there's the Intelligence Unit, the team that combats the city's major offenses–organized crime, drug trafficking, high profile murders and beyond. Leading the Intelligence team is Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), a man not against skirting the law in the pursuit of justice. Demanding and tough, only those who can take the heat survive under Voight's command. Take Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda)–despite his troubled history with his boss, Dawson has ambitions of running the unit… so if that means facing off against Voight every day, he'll persevere. From the street cops with dreams of moving up to the elite crew who are already in, "life on the job" is a daily challenge. The enormous responsibilities that come with the territory take an emotional toll, as we'll find when we follow the personal lives of our characters outside the walls of District 21." [1]
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Parks and Recreation
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Parks and Recreation has been renewed for a sixth season by NBC, the network officially announced on Thursday. Huzzah! Let's break out the snake juice and celebrate, shall we?!
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Parks and Recreation has become one of NBC's most consistent performers, and is the highest-rated comedy now that 30 Rock and The Office have ended their runs. [2]
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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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ABC's turn to play the pilot pickup game and Avengers fans are gonna want to assemble!
The network has picked up Joss Whedon's buzzed-about series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., an Avengers TV spinoff (minus any of the heroes).
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Set to star in the series from Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen are Ming-Na, Clark Gregg and Elizabeth Henstridge. Yes, Clark Gregg aka Agent Coulson, who "died" in The Avengers. [3]
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Once Upon a Time spin-off
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The buzzed about Once Upon a Time spinoff centers on Alice, played by newcomer Sophie Lowe, the Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha) and Alice's love interest Cyrus (Peter Gadiot). Oh, and John Lithgow voices the White Rabbit! The anthology series hails from OUAT creators Eddy Kitsis,Adam Horowitz and Jane Espenson. [4]
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Scandal, Once Upon a Time, Grey's Anatomy, Castle, Nashville, Revenge, Modern Family, The Middle and Last Man Standing
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You can all breathe a sigh of relief now, because ABC's pickups are finally handled.
The network has at long last entered the renewal game, picking up several current shows for next season, including: arguably TV's most buzzed-about drama, Scandal; long-running medical drama Grey's Anatomy; and fantasy hit Once Upon a Time, which will return for a third season.
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Castle was renewed for another season, which means more Nathan Fillion on our TV screens. Huzzah! Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere's Nashville is the network's only freshman drama to make it out of the season alive, while the fate of freshman comedies The Neighbors and Family Tools has yet to be announced.
Also renewed? Revenge, Modern Family, The Middle, and Last Man Standing. [5]
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Nikita, The Carrie Diaries, Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Beauty and the Beast
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Cult favorite series Nikita has officially been renewed for a fourth and final season by the CW. Also renewed for the fall was freshman series The Carrie Diaries, the Sex and the City prequel starring Anna Sophia Robb as a young Carrie Bradshaw.
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"Nikita will return, but not for a full season," showrunner Craig Silverstein tweeted. "We can promise an incredible finish though!"
The network already announced the renewal of The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Arrow, as well as freshman drama Beauty and the Beast and Rachel Bilson's Hart of Dixie. [6]
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Super Fun Night starring Rebel Wilson
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Rebel Wilson leads this comedy that centers on three nerdy friends who go on a "funcomfortable" journey to have a "super fun" time every Friday night. Conan O'Brien serves as an executive producer along with Wilson. [7]
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QUIZ! 

<a href="http://www.sodahead.com/entertainment/the-following-tv-series-were-just-picked-up-and-renewed-for-another-season-which-of-them-should-hav/question-3685199/" title="The following TV series were just picked up and renewed for another season. Which of them should have been cancelled?">The following TV series were just picked up and renewed for another season. Which of them should have been cancelled?</a>

[Source: E! News]

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