Even as the spring TV season is winding down, the entertainment industry is gearing up for Upfronts 2012, when the major television networks head to New York to present their fall schedules to advertisers (while the media reports on it all). But while the Upfronts officially kick off next week (they’re being held from May 13-17), a few projects have already been given the green light.
NBC, for instance, has already made several commitments. It has renewed Law & Order: SVU for another season and picked up a few pilots, including the dramas Chicago Fire (pictured above, which stars The Vampire Diaries alum Taylor Kinney, the hottie who played Tyler’s uncle, Mason Lockwood) and Revolution (a post-apocalyptic tale from Alias and Lost executive JJ Abrams and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke), plus a few comedies (1600 Penn, Animal Practice, The New Normal, Save Me, and Go On) starring actors such as Anne Heche and Matthew Perry.
TNT, meanwhile, has ordered the medical drama Monday Mornings (previously titled Chelsea General), which stars Battlestar Galactica’s Jamie Bamber as a motorcycle-riding neurosurgeon (yum!).
We’ll continue to follow the pickups at H&H (especially those with shipping potential and/or beefcake), but in the meantime, are there any shows from pilot season you’re hoping to see get picked up? What kinds of shows would you like to see on your TV next fall?