'Revolution' Season One Order Reduced by 2 Episodes

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January 6th, 2013

For those wondering whether NBC would be able to squeeze the remaining episodes of Revolution in without running into June, wonder no more!

During today's TCA session NBC chief Bob Grenblatt referred to the "the last 10 episodes" of Revolution remaining to air this season. An NBC spokesperson confirmed to The Futon Critic that indeed there will only be 10 more episodes to air this season, which brings it to  a total of 20 episodes for the first season. Additionally NBC also cut the order for Deception by two episodes, from 13 to 11.

  • Jahy

    Ryan Canada can you not moan about The Voice for once? At least get your facts straight, they were 3 seasons of The Voice and every single one of them have bested your precious Flop Factor.

  • Jahy

    @ Blake – I agree with everything you’ve said.

  • Dan S

    I rather hope RVN gets moved away from The Voice next season. Yes the show has done well with The Voice as its lead in but it can definitely fly on its own. Maybe even consider extending its episode commitment next season to 24 & start it in Jan 2014 running it uninterrupted thru May. I don’t think the hiatus itself will hurt it & should get plenty of promotion when it does return in March.

  • a p garcia

    A stupid move by NBC but they have made many and will make many more.

  • Petar Ivanov

    SMART MOVE from WB Revolution will be watch on Netflix

    Warner Bros. Agrees To License Eight TV Series To Netflix

    This is the clearest sign yet of the thaw in the companies’ once-frosty relationship — and could intensify industry concerns about whether Netflix will cannibalize ad-supported TV. Warner Bros. Television Group has agreed to license complete previous seasons of serialized dramas including Revolution, Political Animals, Longmire, 666 Park Avenue — and The Following, which debuts this month on Fox. Netflix also landed Chuck, Fringe and The West Wing.

    All WB serialized dramas will be this way. Smart move.

  • The Swami

    typical NBC idiocy indeed. all the days and hours in a primetime week and just couldn’t find room to squeeze in the only performing scripted show in their lineup. what a bunch of b.s.

    strange, but i haven’t heard word from CBS about reducing the eps of Person of Interest. maybe they’re just waiting to announce later. bahaha.

    NBC = wurst network ever.

  • Petar Ivanov

    That must be news of the day if not of the month

    Netflix to carry “Revolution”, other Warner Bros shows

    Netflix Inc will carry previous seasons of some popular shows produced by Time Warner Inc’s Warner Bros. Television as it braces for stiffer competition from new video-streaming rivals.
    Netflix said its U.S. subscribers will be able to watch “Revolution,” a drama set in a post-apocalyptic America, miniseries “Political Animals,” starring Sigourney Weaver, and Western mystery series “Longmire,” among other shows.

    The video-streaming site will also carry “The Following,” a highly-anticipated drama series starring Kevin Bacon as a former FBI agent on the trail of a serial killer, which premieres January 21 on the Fox network.

    Netflix is looking to bolster content by striking deals with Hollywood studios and launching its own shows as it competes with cable networks and a slew of new video-streaming rivals.

    Coinstar Inc’s Redbox launched an instant video- streaming service last month, while Amazon.com Inc’s Prime, Hulu Plus and HBO Go are all in the race for more home entertainment dollars.

    HBO, another unit of Time Warner, has just extended its deal with Universal Pictures for rights to the studio’s movies through 2022, allowing the cable network to keep them away from Netflix.

    Netflix, which started its streaming business with mostly older films, has been moving to add more original programming and produces TV shows such as “Lilyhammer” and the upcoming “House of Cards”.

    Monday’s agreement covers a current slate of eight Warner Bros. shows as well as potential future shows. Further details of the deal were not disclosed.


  • Petar Ivanov

    So before 2 years WB called Netflix part of the albanian mafia and now they make the deal of the year. Interesting to see what will be the effect. Cable shows really get big boost from internet streaming. TWD and SOA for example.

    ps ABC also sold OUAT and scandal to Netflix i think.

  • Tom

    The surprise isn’t that NBC cut the order, it’s that it took them this long to look at a calendar and realize they needed to make that move.

    But even NBC isn’t that incompetent. This smells more like they had two hour or two night specials lined up that they canceled out of.

  • Kevin

    Sorry, but I don’t understand. What if Deception was a good show/a hit, how are they showing the rest of the season once revolution and the voice is back?

  • AppleStinx

    Without announcements, do people actually notice at the end of the season that it was shortened by 2 episodes?

  • s0303

    why not air the last 2 episodes after america’s got talent in june? not that i care, that show was a huge disappointment…

  • JoJo

    People can claim that Revolution is some HUGE hit..but ill guess it will only get renewed for another season or 2 if it’s lucky. I feel like new shows like this need to constantly air or people tune out altogether.

  • CenterGravity

    I’m looking forward to the remainder of Revolution’s season even if it’s only 10 more episodes.

    @Stella “Chicago Fire seems more popular at this point than The Revolution and doing better in the ratings without a huge lead-in.”

    Wait, isn’t Revolution’s season low higher than Chicago Fire’s season high?

  • JakeSnake

    When I first heard this last night I thought it was just a troll trying to use that to suggest the show was getting cancelled. NBC hasn’t had a scripted show this successful in some time now, and then they bench it for months, then decide they can’t fit the rest of it on the schedule. No wonder they’re the lowest rated network on television. A six-year old could schedule better than them.

  • Tessa

    Wasn’t this like, their best new show this year? Why are they treating it like Animal Practice? Not that I’m upset or anything, the show is far from my favorite. I just don’t understand the financial sense behind starting the show that late and cutting its episodes.

  • Joseph

    Since Season One of “Revolution” would have gone into June, I think the announcement of the season being shortened actually has something to do with the end of the National Hockey League lockout.

    Since NBC broadcasts the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals, which will probably take place in the first half of June, “Revolution” might have been pre-empted once or twice in early June which could have pushed it’s season finale into the latter part of June.

  • Melanie

    This seems dumb to me — I think they’re going to be sorry before too long that they didn’t give Revolution 24 episodes and cut Deception by 6!

  • Nick


    Sorry, but I don’t understand. What if Deception was a good show/a hit, how are they showing the rest of the season once revolution and the voice is back?

    It doesn’t work that way. If a show is picked up and not given a fall slot, the writers scratch whatever full season plan they had for a 13-episode plan. For a serial like this, the plot has been finalized by now. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’d shot all the episodes already. The writers don’t have a backup plan for if it gets extra episodes because it just doesn’t happen. I haven’t heard of any midseason show that ever got more than a few extra episodes.

  • Ultima

    Reducing the order of their most popular show in years?


    While Revolution will likely top the The Office’s ratings from last season, it will not even come close to touching The Office’s 3.8 rating from the 2010-2011 season.

    And that is to say nothing of The Voice.

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