Joel McHale, Community, Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, Cliff Curtis, Trauma

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The powers that be at NBC still have a lot of 'splaining to do for the past couple of years, but by god, they seem to be getting smarter by the minute.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, NBC is working to stock the weeks between the Olympics and May sweeps with as much original content as possible, and have ordered additional episodes of several scripted series to help fill in the post-Leno Show blanks. Check and see if your fave is included on the list:

  • Community, the high-larious Thursday-night comedy starring our own Joel McHale, got an order for three more episodes, bringing them to 25 half-hours for their freshman season.
  • Law & Order's three additional episodes bring that veteran series' season-20 total to the industry-standard 22 episodes. After the Olympics, Law & Order will move to Mondays at 10 p.m., replacing the now-defunct Jay Leno Show.
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's two additional episodes brings that show's season-11 total to 25. SVU returns to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning March 3, replacing the now-defunct Jay Leno Show.
  • Parks & Recreation's two additional episodes bring that show's season-two episode order to 24.
  • Four more episodes of Trauma brings that underrated medical drama's season-one total to 20 episodes. Trauma will return to its Mondays at 9 p.m. time slot on March 8.

Good news all around, don't you think? Will you be watching and helping the Peacock bulk up those flimsy ratings? What else could NBC do to bring you back into the fold?


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