The Event to Relaunch in January

According to EW, NBC’s The Event will relaunch in January.

“We will finish up with our first 13 and then there be a break, and then we’ll come back with a one-hour compilation clip show of the first 13 so everybody can catch up with story,” says Bill Smitrovich, who plays Vice President Raymond Jarvis. “I hope that will spark another increase in the audience.”

Since the drama’s premiere, the show has continued to trend downward in viewers and adults 18-49. The show’s most recent telecast attracted 5.4 million people and earned a 1.7 rating/4 share (each rating point represents 1.3 million people). The drama earned a full-season pickup by NBC.

In the event The Event has to say goodbye in May, the producers have prepared short cuts to wrap up the storyline, explained Ritter. But no one thinks it will come to that. “We probably would have seen them start to come to a close. They would need the time to start doing those short cuts. But so far, so good. Ratings have not been the most ideal, but a lot of people are watching the show on their DVRs.”

I’m glad NBC is giving The Event the chance it deserves. I think it is the best new show of the season (well, maybe right behind surprise-hit The Walking Dead). I don’t understand why more people aren’t into it, though putting it on Mondays in between two NBC shows that no one watches doesn’t help. If the show is still canceled after NBC doing what it could to help the show survive, I don’t blame them. When shows that aren’t even given a chance (or promotion) are canceled, that bugs me (anyone remember Defying Gravity?).

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