NBC’s Bubble Shows Await Decisions Today

NBC began passing on pilots Wednesday afternoon but numerous series on the bubble will have to wait another day to learn their fate. There was increasing chatter in the biz that NBC was preparing to do a house-cleaning of its comedy slate, with Parks and Recreation the only existing comedy sure of returning, probably for a final season. But the Peacock was also said to be considering shorter-than-13 episode orders for some returning series, something studios usually dislike because it requires renewed investment for an uncertain payoff.

Fox Makes 2013-14 Series Orders

Projects from J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Michael Schur, with stars like Greg Kinnear, Andy Samberg, Christopher Meloni, Karl Urban, Terry O’Quinn, Jason Ritter and Seth Green, are among the new series highlighting the network’s upcoming season.