In addition to the inventive "Heroes," series renewals for NBC include one of our favorite dramas, "Friday Night Lights," now shifting to Friday nights at 10 (which could kill it); "Scrubs," for a seventh season; and the old man of NBC, Emmy-winning "Law & Order," for its 18th season. But not until January when "Law" and "Medium" return to replace football.
NBC series "Bionic Woman" and "Life" will be re-purposed on SCI FI Channel and USA Network, respectively, shortly after their original telecasts on NBC.
And "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" will actually turn into a USA show that appears occasionally on NBC, we hear.
NBC canceled "Crossing Jordan" and the chatty failure "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."
And in a questionable move, NBC will add "Heroes: Origins." The spinoff will introduce a new character each week; viewers will choose which one stays for the following season. Sounds stupid, although I would definitely vote off the original "Heroes" character played by Ali Larter; the schizo character has never made sense. Completely pointless. Eye candy only.