NBC snaps up shows from J.J. Abrams, Ryan Murphy
May 8th, 2012
03:45 PM ET

NBC snaps up shows from J.J. Abrams, Ryan Murphy

Tune in to nearly any of the major networks this fall, and chances are you'll find a show developed by “Lost” creator J.J. Abrams.

The newest channel to come into the fold is NBC, reports the L.A. Times. The Peacock network has announced it will air Abrams’ new drama “Revolution," which is produced and co-written by Abrams and "Supernatural" creator Eric Kripke.

The show's being billed as an action drama about people trying to survive in a world where all forms of energy have been wiped out.

Actors Billy Burke, Giancarlo Esposito, David Lyons, Tracy Spiradakos, Graham Rogers and Tim Guinee are the faces of the pilot, which Jon Favreau directed.

“Revolution” is just the latest in Abrams' quest for network domination: he’ll now have three series — "Revolution (NBC)," "Fringe” (Fox) and "Person of Interest" (CBS) — airing at the same time.

Other NBC pilot picks for fall include one from the equally ubiquitous Ryan Murphy. It's called "The New Normal," about a gay couple who invite a woman to serve as a surrogate mom for their kids.

This will mark Murphy’s third series on a third network as well: His other shows include "Glee" on Fox and "American Horror Story" on FX.

And remember that White House comedy that NBC ordered a pilot episode of last fall? The network's since picked up the show, "1600 Penn," as a series.

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Canadian girl

    me 4....Lost was amazing....as so is Josh Holloway NUMY

    May 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. lastlap

    I loved Lost until they gave us the worst cop-out ending ever. I was so disappointed.

    May 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Johnny Cage

    Lost was great, Fringe is probably one of the best shows on TV at the moment (sci fi shows i mean)... but too bad it only gets a half season for season 5. If anything, cancel the new stuff and get Fringe up for another 2-3 seasons.

    May 8, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Samantha

    All JJ needs is a show on ABC and there will be one show worth watching on each network channel.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. boo

    I miss LOST.......

    May 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |

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