NBC has picked up the sci-fi drama after an impressive start.
October 2, 2012
NBC announced today that it has picked up freshman series Revolution for a full season. The sci-fi adventure drama is three episodes into its first season and has pulled in strong numbers for each airing in its Monday 10:00pm time slot, so far averaging a 3.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic.
“We’re impressed with the imagination and creative direction of the entire team on ‘Revolution,’ not to mention the immediately strong response we got from the audience,” said NBC Entertainment president, Jennifer Salke. “Ordering the full season of this show is a pleasure. Thanks to J.J. Abrams, Erik Kripke, Jon Favreau, and everyone at Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television for their dedication to making a truly unique series. And I personally love to escape into a world where there is no power, the phone doesn’t ring, and the pace of life slows down -- if only for one hour a week!”
New comedies Go On and The New Normal were also given full season orders today.
(Source: TV by the Numbers)
My husband still watches it because the main character is hot, and my teenage son still watches it because there are fighting and guns...so yah, there's your demographic right there.
Would have been more interested in seeing how they set up there society in the years right after the power outage than what they are doing.
With these sorts of shows the first thing I always think is how can it possibley end well and a bit like (and I hate to say it of such a great show) The Walking Dead, unless there is some miraculous utopian recovery things are going to be really wishy-washy (translate 'wishy-washy' to 'nonsensical crap' just like Lost's finale).
There is nothing really original in this show (then again, is there anywhere?) as it seems to 'borrow' lots of ideas from other movies\tv shows (Hunger Games, Terra Nova etc.) all which had\have element of a doomed or dark world with an emphasis on getting by and the whole 'make do and mend' mentality struggling against all odds.
I think even sci-fi folk are getting a bit sick of all that sort of plot just like they have with lost of other genres.
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