In addition to "SVU," NBC had already renewed "30 Rock," "The Office," "The Biggest Loser," "Friday Night Lights" and "Celebrity Apprentice." And "Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday" will return for six episodes covering the news of the day.
On Monday, Silverman said "Life," starring Damian Lewis, has been canceled. Also gone forever are "Lipstick Jungle," "Kath & Kim," "Knight Rider," "Kings," "My Own Worst Enemy" and "Crusoe."
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Just what the doctor ordered?
Here's a look at the four new dramas and two comedies picked up by NBC on Monday:
"Parenthood": NBC in 1990 aired a comedy based on the Steve Martin film, and it was short-lived. Now Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights") has created a drama about the Buckmans, starring Peter Krause, Craig T. Nelson and Maura Tierney.
"Trauma": Although the "ER" era is over, NBC is not out of the medical show business. This one follows San Francisco trauma doctors who juggle their lives while treating patients. It is writer Dario Scardapane's first TV show. Among its cast members are Cliff Curtis ("Live Free or Die Hard"), Jamey Sheridan ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent"), Kevin Rankin ("Friday Night Lights") and Derek Luke ("Antwone Fisher").
"Mercy": The second medical drama among NBC's pickups portrays the lives of nurses. Taylor Schilling ("Dark Matter"), Jamie Lee Kirchner ("Rescue Me") and Michelle Trachtenberg ("Gossip Girl") star. It was created by Liz Heldens ("Friday Night Lights").
"Day One": In a two-hour premiere after the conclusion of the Winter Olympics, viewers will follow a group of San Fernando Valley apartment complex dwellers when a global catastrophe hits. From writer-producer Jesse Alexander ("Heroes," "Lost") and director Alex Graves ("Fringe"), the cast includes Adam Campbell ("Date Movie"), Catherine Dent ("The Shield"), David Lyons ("ER"), Carly Pope ("24") and Thekla Reuten ("Sleeper Cell").
"Community": This single-camera comedy starring Joel McHale ("The Soup") and Chevy Chase is set at a small-town community college where the student body is made up of a motley crew of losers, middle-aged people and young adults. Written by Dan Harmon ("The Sarah Silverman Program").
"100 Questions for Charlotte Payne": This multi-camera show stars Sophie Winkleman ("The Chronicles of Narnia") as a young woman who lives in New York and joins a dating service where she is required to answer revealing questions. The series was created by actor-writer Christopher Moynihan ("For Your Consideration").
-- Maria Elena Fernandez