The New Season: NBC orders up some yuks
It was starting to look like NBC had lost its sense of humor. With only 24 hours to go before network executives take the stage at Radio City Music Hall to razzle and dazzle advertisers, President of Primetime Kevin Reilly hadn’t picked up a single new comedy. But alas, now there is “The IT Crowd” to add to the fall season lineup. No, this is not about cool hipsters hanging in the city. This is about nerdy I.T. department workers and their lackluster love lives. Stars Joel McHale, zany host of "The Soup" on E! and Richard Ayoade. And in case you’re wondering which of your favorite NBC shows is coming back next fall, here are the series that have been renewed, so far: "Heroes," "My Name Is Earl," "The Office," "Law & Order: SVU" "Las Vegas,” “30 Rock,” “Medium,” “Scrubs,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Law & Order.” (“Law & Order: CI” will now air on USA).
--Maria Elena Fernandez