ABC was the only network to stay quiet on the scheduling front this Friday afternoon. They did, however, inform us that Marilyn Manson’s voice has been cast for use on “Once Upon a Time,” but we’ll leave that be.
Over on the renewal/cancellation front, CBS, NBC, Fox and the CW went to today today. First up, over on the eye, CBS has given “Mom,” “The Millers,” and “The Crazy Ones” a back-nine pickup, meaning those shows have gotten a full season for a total of 22 episodes each. This pretty much solidifies CBS’s schedule until mid-season. They will likely let “Hostages” play out it’s “limited series” run.
Over at Fox, the network announced that “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” not only gets a full season pickup, but they will get the coveted post-Super Bowl slot in February. The comedy will join “New Girl” in a special one-hour comedy event after the big game. “It’s exciting to see that both critics and fans love Brooklyn Nine-Nine as much as we do,” said Fox president Kevin Reilly. “With Andy and Andre out in front of this incredible ensemble, it feels like this show is going to be around for a long time.”
Meanwhile, the Peacock has been making changes of its own. “Welcome to the Family” and “Ironside” have been cancelled. “Ironside” will air its last episode on October 23, while WTTF has aired its final episode already. These changes make room for “Community” to launch its fifth season on January 2 with back-to-back episodes before staying put at 8/7c the following week. That will prompt “Parks & Recreation” to shift to 8:30/7:30c in early January. Additionally, the “Chicago Fire” spin-off, “Chicago P.D.” will bow January 8 at 10/9c. Filling the Wednesday night slot until then will be various holiday specials and themed SNL episodes.
Finally, the CW will be bringing back “America’s Next Top Model” for its 21st cycle!
Phew. Talk about Friday afternoon pre-weekend onslaught. What do you think about this news? Did your favorites get struck by or dodge the bullet?