NBC has been busy padding out its season over the past couple of days. On Monday, “The Event,” “Law & Order: Los Angeles” and “Outsourced” were all picked up for the full season. On Tuesday, “Chase” and “Chuck” got the same, and “Undercovers” got an additional four episodes.
What’s that mean for you? Well, you don’t have to be afraid of getting caught up in “The Event” and then having it canceled right away, for one. And much to the fanboys’ glee, “Chuck” is managing to keep kicking along despite miserable ratings (yikes, “Fringe” and “Parenthood” are almost as bad, ratings-wise). The odd one is “Outsourced” — it was supposed to give way to “Parks and Recreation” at midseason, but now that they’ll both be airing in the spring, which will get the prime Thursday night spot?
Meanwhile, over at ABC, “V” has been cut from 13 episodes to 10. ABC did the same thing to the sci-fi thriller last season; I swear they’re trying to kill it. It’ll return Jan. 4 and be done with its second season before “Dancing With the Stars” returns at the end of March.
And back to the topic of miserable ratings, “Friday Night Lights” just can’t get a break. It’s never gotten good ratings at NBC, and now ABC Family has yanked “FNL” reruns from its lineup. The reason? Miserable ratings, of course. And wow, how bad do they have to be to get pulled from ABC Family?