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NBC wants 'Revolution' to put-up or shut-up and 'Chicago Fire' to blow up
All year long, NBC has celebrated that at least its schedule includes "The Voice" and freshman hit "Revolution," but to the surprise of very few observers, NBC sent one of those hits packing on Sunday. After a disappointing spring of dropping ratings after "The Voice," "Revolution" has been shifted to Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the fall, with the cushy Monday 10 p.m. slot going to the drama "The Blacklist." In fact, a different second-year drama -- the Dick Wolf-produced "Chicago Fire" -- got the other available post-"Voice" slot as NBC clearly thinks the firefighting series, which also spawned a midseason spinoff, has greater growth potential. That sounds like bad news for "Revolution" and a probably is, but creator Eric Kripke has always talked about "Revolution" as a family drama, a mantle it will finally get the chance to accept in a 8 p.m. hour. Expect "Chicago Fire" to grow in the fall, while "Revolution" won't be able to hide and it'll either stand on its own, or it may not last much longer.