Peacock pick-ups


NBC has renewed summer reality hit “America’s Got Talent” for a 4th season. The show is averaging more than 13 million viewers this summer, up 16% from last year. "The production team has stepped up their game creatively as proven by the strong ratings," said Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment.

"America’s Got Talent" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television. Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Jason Raff, James Sunderland and Georgie Hurford-Jones are executive producers.

NBC has also picked up nine additional episodes of the sophomore drama “Chuck,” making it a full order for the 2008-09 season. “We couldn’t be more excited with the creative direction Josh (Schwartz) and his team are executing on ‘Chuck.’ This show has really hit its stride and deserves a full-season commitment to carry out the producers’ vision for this unique series, said Teri Weinberg, Executive Vice President, NBC Entertainment.

Schwartz and Chris Fedak wrote "Chuck," which is produced by College Hill Pictures, Wonderland Sound and Vision, in association with Warner Bros. Television.