NBC Renews ‘Parenthood’ for a Second Season

Parenthood's Mae Whitman and Lauren Graham (NBC)

Parenthood's Mae Whitman and Lauren Graham (NBC)

NBC has announced its first official drama series pick-up for the 2010-11 TV season, and it’s ‘Parenthood.’

To date, the small-screen adaptation of the 1989 movie has averaged 7.8 million total viewers in its Tuesdays-at-10 berth. As such, it has bested ABC’s ‘V’ in viewers and in the coveted 18-to-49 demo. CBS’ ‘Good Wife’ commands the time slot’s largest audience, by a wide margin.

“We are so happy to welcome back this multi-layered and compelling series about an extended American family for another season,” NBC primetime president Angela Bromstad said in announcing ‘Parenthood’s pick-up.

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Previously, NBC ordered new seasons of its entire Thursday-night comedy block – ‘Community,’ ‘Parks and Recreation,’ ‘The Office’ and ’30 Rock’ – as well as the reality series ‘The Marriage Ref,’ ‘Minute To Win It’ and ‘Who Do You Think You Are.’ ‘The Biggest Loser’ is also expected to continue on.

NBC also is resurrecting the original, non-“celebrity” ‘Apprentice’ series, and there has been an unconfirmed report that ‘Law & Order: SVU’ will report back for duty.

Also said to be a lock for NBC’s 2010-11 schedule is the new ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles.’

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Still on “the bubble” for the Peacock, awaiting word on their fates: ‘Chuck,’ ‘Heroes,’ ‘Law & Order,’ ‘Mercy’ and ‘Trauma.’

Watch a sneak peek of this week’s ‘Parenthood’ episode:

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