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NBC picks up 'The Event,' 'Outsourced,' and 'Law & Order: Los Angeles' [Updated]

October 18, 2010 |  3:45 pm

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Good news for fans of conspiracy thrillers, cop show spinoffs, and Indian novelty shop employees: NBC has picked up “The Event," “Law & Order: Los Angeles” and “Outsourced” for a full season.

“We are pleased with the quality of ‘The Event,’ ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles’ and ‘Outsourced,’ and feel they are an important part of helping to re-build our schedule and our studio pipeline,” said Angela Bromstad, NBC's president of primetime entertainment, in a statement Monday. “We believe in these new series and the creative auspices behind them.”

In case you're not one of the few million viewers watching the Peacock's new shows: "The Event" follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter) as he investigates the disappearance of his fiancée, Leila (Sarah Roemer), and accidentally exposes a major government coverup. “Outsourced” takes place in the India call center for Mid America Novelties, a catalog-based company. And “Law & Order: Los Angeles," well, does this refresh your memory? Buh Buh. Duh duh duh duh duh.

Will more rookie shows get picked up? Right now, NBC remains mum, but we're pulling for you, "Undercovers."

-- Melissa Maerz

[For the record, Oct. 19, 6:33 p.m.: An earlier version of this post stated that "The Event," "Outsourced" and "Law & Order: Los Angeles" were picked up for another season. They were picked up for a full season.]

Photo: Sarah Roemer, left, as Leila Buchanan and Taylor Cole as Vicky on "The Event." Credit: Adam Rose /NBC

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