Cannot believe what will be coming.
NBC, the first broadcast network to present its 2015-16 lineup on May 11, has been one step ahead this pilot season — making the first pilot order to drama Warrior and being the first network to give pilots permission to begin staffing with nods to dramas The Player (formerly Endgame), Blindspot and Heartbreaker (formerly Heart Matters). Now NBC has become the first network to pick up pilots to series for next season — Blindspot, Heartbreaker and Chicago Fire spinoff, Chicago Med, which had been fully expected to go to series, likely for midseason where fellow spinoff Chicago PD launched successfully.
The only mild surprise in the first NBC series pickups is that they featured three of the four dramas that had been considered locks for a series order following the staffing permissions earlier this week, leaving out The Player.
However, for those who have followed closely the NBC-Sony TV upfront dynamic…
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