Which New Fall Broadcast TV Show Will Get A Full Season Order First? (Poll)

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September 19th, 2012

On Monday, we asked which new Fall broadcast TV show would be canceled first, and today we go the other direction.

Which new Fall broadcast TV show will get an order for a full season first?

For the uninitiated, rookie shows are usually given an order for 13 episodes as an initial commitment, and after a certain level of early success, are typically given an order for an additional 9 episodes to complete a "full" season of 22 episodes (although slight variations from the magic 22 are not uncommon).

These orders typically happen anytime from the start of the broadcast season until about Thanksgiving, but could conceivably go even later than that, for shows that don't premiere next week. The busiest period for these announcements is typically mid to late October.

I believe that Fox's New Girl (on 9/28/11) was the first rookie last season to get a full season order, but as always, am open to correction!

What's your guess for this season?

While this poll allows just one answer per person, feel free to expand your choices in the comments.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “The only thing that makes me hesitate on Go On is wondering whether NBC will want to announce several comedies together, meaning they’d have to wait on Go On until a couple others have earned back 9s.”


    Folks should remember that full season pick up announcements like this (and early renewals for next season) are timed for maximum PR benefit, and not necessarily “First In, First Out”.

  • SueP

    Vegas. It has the sweet spot in the CBS line-up after NCIS, & NCIS-LA, plus with heavy hitters like Quaid and Chiklis, I’m sure CBS has invested a lot. If it has good ratings (which I can’t see it not getting) it’ll be picked up quickly.

  • a p garcia

    My bet is on Revolution will be the first to win a full order and they did not even preempt an hour of Olympic coverage to show it!

  • a p garcia

    I feel that NBC is bending backwards to give Mathew Perry a “HIT”. I don’t consider “GoOn” to be that funny, in my opinion, “Mr. Sunshine” was a funnier and better acted sitcom

  • Tim

    Go On, Revolution, and The New Normal will probably get full seasons

    Possibilities are 666 and Last Resort

    And I think The Neighbors will get a full season, I feel like families with kids will like it.

    The others I don’t really care about.

  • Matto

    I am saying Nashville, because of the enormous attention its getting, from being named the best new fall show by every TV-realted magazine and website, and because of the ratings I THINK it will get. I am predicting between 9.5-12.5M and a 3.5-4.5 in 18-49 for Nashville, due to Revenge gettig 10.1M and a 3.3, but I also think that Nashville will do better.

  • Matto

    Oh and also, Go On is doing exectionally well and held very well from last week. It maintained a 3.4 these past two weeks and nothing below 9 million yet. I also think it will be one of the first to get a back nine to make 22 epps, and then by the 13th epp, it will get an extra two to make 24.

  • Jenna

    Go On or Revolution. I still expect a huge drop in numbers for Revolution a la The Event, Flashforward etc. Both of those shows were better in my opinion and couldn’t last. I don’t have high hopes for Revolution.

  • Walker

    Revolution or Go On.

  • Joseph

    Last Resort has the star power, the excitement, the buzz and the fantastic early pilot reviews to be the one to get earliest renewal. Some reviewers have suggested it’s the only new drama to have hit potential.

  • Rob

    I voted Elementary, but concidering the head start it probably will be Go On.

    Am I the only one that doesn’t expect The New Normal to make it to the new year?

  • Slam

    Go On and Revolution haven’t faced competition yet. This week they get creamed. There is no reason to jump the gun and order a full season of anything on NBC.

  • snoot

    Ill be different abd say Partners. Simply because it is sandwiched between 2 established hits. HIMYM and 2BG

  • Alan 59

    I voted for “Revolution,” but it’s just as likely that NBC announces “Go On” in the same press release. Comcast is likely to want to put a solid mark in the “win” column.

    CBS will be patient, as usual. The CW doesn’t even launch until October, so they’re out of it unless NBC, Fox, and ABC hold back and “Arrow” does phenomenal numbers. The chance of all of those things happening is extremely low.

  • K

    Any show Connie Britton has been in as been a success.

  • Chuck Finley (AJ)

    Last Resort was hands down the best pilot I saw. Could be the first.

  • a p garcia

    I think Last Resort is on at the wrong time of day and hope ABC will move it to a better time. It seems like a good show execpt it will have heavy competition on CBS & FOX but will hold it own against NBC.

  • Suzy

    I lasted only five minutes watching Revolution, was thinking of trying again, then read the description of the show in TV Guide, and said this sounds so much like that show where everybody passed out for 2 minutes/Lost. Bits of both and not enough to hold my interest. This is NOT a good year for dramas on broadcast TV, no wonder the Emmys are all about the cable this year.

  • Jane

    I really like CW shows the best, minus gossip girl and ANTM but they always get such terrible ratings compared to the others. the only show ive seen come even close to competing is vampire diaries. i really wish cw could get it together cuz every year they have new shows i end up really liking them, and several being cancelled. I love 90210, Vampire diaries, hart of dixie, LA Complex and am really excited about Arrow and beauty and the best, but as far as other shows NBC’s the voice is spectacular and Fox’s Glee/X factor are pretty entertaining. I cba with anything else on tv really other than ABC family

  • Hethler De Chavez

    I’d go with “The Mindy Project”

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