SpoilerTV - TV Spoilers

Hot & Bothered and Superstore - Episode Orders Reduced to 11 *Updated*


Updated 18:30: The episode order is now 11, not 10.

NBC has cut the orders for two midseason comedies, Eva Longoria’s “Hot and Bothered” and “Superstore,” by two episodes apiece as the Peacock tries to better manage its high volume of series inventory.

Both series received 13 episode initial orders last May during the upfront process but both have been trimmed to a total of 11 episodes including the pilots. Sources said the move came after NBC execs were starting to plan out midseason scheduling plans and realized the network would have too many episodes piling up before the end of the season.

Sources emphasized that the decision to cut the episode orders for “Hot and Bothered” and “Superstore,” both from Universal TV, came as a result of simple math, not a lack of confidence in the shows. The decision was made to trim those orders because the shows are not filming yet and thus can more easily make the adjustment in their production schedules. More of NBC’s midseason series may also pare back episodes.

The cuts are also a function of NBC trying to better manage its programming resources and to free up funds for other projects that may arise in the coming months. Execs are rethinking the traditional 13-episode order as the standard for new series. The feeling is that an eight to 10-episode run will give programmers plenty of material to evaluate. One insider pointed to the success this summer with comedy “The Carmichael Show,” which demonstrated its merit with a six-episode run that earned the show a renewal.
Source:

Get Email Alerts


 
About The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel

Every day 100's of items are submitted to us and we don't always have the time to make separate posts for the news and/or there is so much that it would quickly push all other items off the homepage.

So a result we've come up with the idea of the Newsreel, which will feature smaller shows and news items as they happen.

There will be a new Newsreel each day, and as news is added we will update the post and and push it back to the top of the site so that you can see that new items have been added. A tweet of the item will also be sent to our @SpoilerTV account.

New Items will be listed at the top of the article.

This will allow us to provide more news on more shows in a much more timely fashion
About Movie News Roundup

Rather that creating lots of new posts as new info is released and fragmenting the commentary, we thought it would be a good idea for the upcoming major movies to create a single post for each major movies that will collate all the info as it's posted.

New items will be added to the top of the list as well as the post being re-posted back to the top of the homepage when a new item is added. We will additionally send out a fresh tweet alerting you of the new information.

This will allow you to bookmark this page so that you can return to it whenever you like. It will also help consolidate all the discussion on this movie in a central place and make it less likely that you'll miss some key information.