NBC Renews Parenthood
NBC solidly performing family dramedy Parenthood is going to raise a third season.
The network picked up the show for a third round, with fellow bubble show Chuck also looking likely to come back for season five.
Parenthood didn’t do as well this season as its first, averaging 6.7 million viewers and a 2.7 adult demo rating including DVR use, down about 21 percent from last year. Still, that’s good enough for NBC, which along with ABC has had trouble filling its 10 p.m. slots in recent years.
The network also picked up the modestly performing Harry’s Law for a second season. The show had a fairly large audience of 11.6 million viewers, but was weak in the adult demo, averaging 2.3.
Also in the current NBC news-pocalypse pre-upfront frenzy: NBC has renewed Chuck for a final season, has cancelled The Event, has rejected Wonder Woman, greenlit Chelsea Handler’s sitcom and ordered dramas about Playboy and others.