ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: MAY 8, 2012, The Office, 30 Rock, The Avengers,

AddictedToRadio May 8, 2012 0

NBC Gets Ready For the 2012-2013 Season With Four New Comedies:

NBC is counting on the Olympics to heavily promote the new shows as well as their established.

With two of the show writers landing a sweet deal with Sony, the 7th season of 30 Rock may wind up being the last.

“Revolution,” an actioner from J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke set in a post-apocalyptic America where all electronics have blacked out.

Hour joins Justin Kirk starrer “Animal Practice,” the White House-set “1600 Penn,” gay domestic comedy “The New Normal” from Ryan Murphy, and “Save Me,” a comedy starring Anne Heche as a housewife who comes to believe she’s a prophet.

Universal expects more orders for “County” and “Chicago Fire,” from Law & Order creator Dick Wolf.

Matthew Perry’s ” Go On,” was picked up late last month and expects to continue into the next season.

“Guys With Kids” and “Table for Three” and others…. no word on who will be back and who will not.

“Community” and “Parks and Recreation” — are not expected to get the usual 22 episode order however, that doesn’t necessarily signal a final season.

“30 Rock,” however, is the exception as NBC has apparently decided the upcoming seventh season of the Emmy-winning Tina Fey vehicle will be its last, with 13 episodes enough to bring the series to a close, possibly in the midseason instead of fall.

Talented Whitney Cumming’s “Whitney” and “Up All Night” have been on the chopping block for weeks now. With Monday’s orders, its believed that “Up All Night” looked better for renewal than for “Whitney.” Even “The Office” may wind up with a less-than-usual-22 episode order for the fall.

NBC will release its 2012-13 season schedule on Sunday.

FOX
Their 2012-203 Schedule due next Monday. Kevin Williamson’s serial killer drama “Mastermind” and and untitled Mindy Kaling comedy are pretty much shoe-ins. “Rebounding” seems to depend on whether Tuesdays get converted to four half-hours or leaves “Glee” where it is.

GAME SHOW CREATOR PASSES:
Bob Stewart, creator of the Price Is Right, Password and others passed on May 7, 2012

THE AVENGERS SETS WEEKEND RECORD:
The superhero team-up got off to an unprecedented $207.4 million start this weekend. That astounding record blew Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows Part 2 out of the water, Harry Potter came in at 169.2 million last Summer.

TOP 10 GROSSING MOVIES OVER A WEEKEND RELEASE

1 Marvel’s The Avengers $207,438,708 5/4/2012
2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 $169,189,427 7/15/2011
3 The Dark Knight $158,411,483 7/18/2008
4 The Hunger Games $152,535,747 3/23/2012
5 Spider-Man 3 $151,116,516 5/4/2007
6 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $142,839,137 11/20/2009
7 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 $138,122,261 11/18/2011
8 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $135,634,554 7/7/2006
9 Iron Man 2 $128,122,480 5/7/2010
10 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 $125,017,372 11/19/201

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