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NBC renews 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Grimm,' 'Chicago PD,' more

Jason Beghe as Hank Voight in "Chicago PD,"

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In another indication that NBC's long-awaited turnaround is underway, the network Wednesday handed a new season to "Chicago P.D." the spinoff of "Chicago Fire," which was also renewed along with "Grimm."

If for some odd reason you are keeping a scorecard, that means "The Blacklist," "The Voice" and "Parks and Recreation" has also been added to the comeback list. This, you'll note, still leaves a lot of empty spaces on your score card, but it also means there will be added pressure on NBC to renew moderate-to-OK performers, including "Parenthood," "Community," and (very likely, in my opinion) the newcomer, "About a Boy." I'd expect a pickup for "Hannibal," too. "Crisis" and "Believe?" Depending on how they do Sunday, both may added to your scorecard one of these days, too.  

'Parks and Recreation' turns 100 and cuts the cake, or something: Clip

Amy Poehler of the NBC sitcom, "Parks and

(Credit: NBC)

"Parks and Recreation," a TV classic that could even possibly score a Golden Globe this weekend, turns 100 episodes tonight (8:30), which means, which means . . . umm, I'm not sure what it means, but it will be good for syndication rights, I imagine.

Anyway, congratulations P&R," now let's get to the cake . . . or whatever it is the cast seems to be cutting into here. With...

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'Masters of Sex' breaks into the Golden Globes

Michael Sheen as Dr. William Masters and Lizzy

(Credit: AP)

"Masters of Sex" -- the Showtime freshman based on Newsday reporter Tom Maier's biography of William Masters and Virginia Johnson -- scored a nomination for best drama in the just-announced Golden Globes. In addition, Michael Sheen earned a nod for the best actor in a drama category.

Meanwhile, on the downside, what happened to HBO Thursday morning? A not great day for TV's king...

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