NBC picks up 'The Event,' 'LOLA,' 'Outsourced'

law-and-order-los-angeles-review-320.jpgNBC has joined the fall pickup party, giving full-season orders to three of its new shows.

"The Event," "Law & Order: Los Angeles" and "Outsourced" all got their back-nine orders on Monday afternoon (Oct. 18). None of the three has performed exceptionally well in the ratings, but the network hopes they can become stable building blocks for the future.

"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 rebuild our schedule and our studio pipeline," NBC Entertainment president Angela Bromstad says. "We believe in these new series and the creative auspices behind them."

(All three shows are produced by Universal Media Studios, NBC's corporate sibling.)

"The Event" is averaging 9.1 million viewers per episode and a 3.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demo (all numbers include DVR playback for the first two weeks of the season). Ratings for its live broadcasts have declined each week so far, but it's getting a pretty good-sized bump in the live-plus-7 ratings. NBC also notes that "The Event" has performed far better than "Trauma" did in the 9 p.m. Monday timeslot last season (it averaged 6.2 million viewers through this time in 2009).

"LOLA" also draws about 9.1 million viewers per week, while "Outsourced" brings in 6.3 million people per week.

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