Tracy Spiridakos and Graham Rogers in Revolution.
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But the double-barreled Kripke-Abrams imprimatur gives Revolution longer legs than others might have, and NBC has pushed a few more chips onto the table at a point in the fall season so early that a number of key shows haven't even premiered yet. Having previously ordered an initial 13 episodes of the series, the network has now upped its order by picking up the so-called back nine. Revolution season 1 will now run 22 episodes, giving the show more time to realize possibilities only hinted at in the feature-film-slick pilot.
This is certainly good news: Revolution deserves a chance to grow into its premise, and Eric Kripke, with J.J. Abrams behind him, can be counted on to flesh out this world and bring forward its inherent problems and dilemmas while the characters and storylines acquire a compelling level of heft. It's pretty good odds that Revolution can pull it off.
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