NBC Renewing “Chuck”, Gets Four New Series

Plans of Fox’s renewals and cancellations leaked yesterday, today comes word on NBC and what the Peacock intends to do with its troubled line-up.

The only official renewals thus far are the network’s Thursday comedy shows – “30 Rock,” “The Office,” “Community” and “Parks and Recreation”. Now, TV Line reports that, though not official yet, “Chuck” has been renewed for a fifth season of at least 13 episodes to kick off in the Fall.

Other unconfirmed but safe bets for renewal are “Law and Order: SVU,” “Harry’s Law” and “Parenthood”. The big question still hangs over “The Event, “Outsourced” and “Law and Order: L.A.” with at least two likely to get the chop.

Meanwhile, Deadline reports that the network has also picked up four pilots from its own studios to put to series. Most notable is the Mario Bello-led remake of British TV institution “Prime Suspect”.

There’s also the Spielberg-produced Broadway-themed “Smash” with Debra Messing, and two untitled sitcoms with Christina Applegate and Whitney Cummings in the leads respectively.

The fate of pilots produced by outside suppliers including “Grimm,” “The Playboy Club,” “Awake” and the highly contentious “Wonder Woman” remake remains uncertain.