<p>&quot;The Night Shift&quot;</p>

"The Night Shift"

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NBC picks up 'Game of Silence' and 'The Player,' renews 'Night Shift'

Wesley Snipes, David Lyons and Michael Raymond-James are among the new stars

Continuing a day of pre-upfronts excitement that threatens to NEVER END, NBC has ordered two more dramas and picked up one of its bubble dramas.

Ordered to series are "Game of Silence" and "The Player," while "The Night Shift" has been renewed for a third season.

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'Minority Report' and 'Lucifer' land FOX series orders

Meagan Good and Tom Ellis star as the Season of Established Properties continues

Friday was a huge day for established, familiar properties. 

ABC kicked off the morning by picking up "Uncle Buck," which was followed by FOX's order for "The Frankenstein Code" and then quickly by CBS' series orders for "Rush Hour," "Limitless" and a "Criminal Minds" spinoff.

In what I'm assuming will be Friday's last piece of big, breaking news -- famous last words -- FOX has given series orders to "Minority Report" and "Lucifer," based on the hit Steven Spielberg/Tom Cruise feature and the DC/Vertigo comic title respectively. 

Let's look at the details: 

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<p>At least &quot;One Big Happy&quot; gave us this</p>

At least "One Big Happy" gave us this

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NBC cancels 'About a Boy,' 'Marry Me' and 'One Big Happy'

'Undateable' is NBC's last hope to bring back a comedy from this season

And then there was only one.

On Friday (May 8), NBC officially cancelled "About a Boy," "Marry Me" and "One Big Happy," leaving "Undateable" as the network's only hope to avoid going into the 2015-2016 season without a single returning comedy.

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<p>The Season 3 cast of &quot;The Following&quot;</p>

The Season 3 cast of "The Following"

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FOX reportedly cancels 'The Following,' 'Backstrom'

The network and studio aren't officially confirming the show's demise, but...

FOX has reportedly pulled the plug on "The Following" after three seasons and "Backstrom" after one season.

The two-hour "Following" season finale on May 18 will now be a series finale after 45 episodes.

Unlike the other cancellations I've reported the past few days, both FOX and WBTV declined confirmation on "The Following," though that was more of an official formality than anything.

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<p>Matt Ryan of &quot;Constantine&quot;</p>

Matt Ryan of "Constantine"

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NBC cancels 'Constantine,' 'State of Affairs'

'Constantine' showrunner is still encouraging optimism

NBC has formally cancelled "Constantine" after a low-rated 13-episode first season.

But if fans of the DC Comics series are looking for hope, showrunner Daniel Cerone is willing to offer it:

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'Rush Hour,' 'Limitless,' 'Criminal Minds' spinoff join CBS' slate

Comedies 'Angel from Hell' and 'Life in Pieces' make the cut

After taking Thursday off to allow reporters to bask in the excitement of the "Supergirl" pickup and to report on other networks, CBS has jumped back into the pre-upfronts fray with sextet of new series pickups including some very familiar titles.

Of CBS' four newly ordered drama pilots, three are based on established formats, with original property "Code Black" joining "Limitless," "Rush Hour" and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders."

On the comedy front, CBS ordered "Angel From Hell" and "Life in Pieces" to series.

Let's get some details...

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<p>&quot;The Frankenstein Code&quot;</p>

"The Frankenstein Code"

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FOX's 'Frankenstein' gets a series order and a new title

Rob Kazinsky stars as a resurrected cop

FOX's pilot formerly known as "Frankenstein" is now known as "The Frankenstein Code" and it also now has a place in FOX's 2015-2016.

"The Frankenstein Code," which comes from "Life" creator Rand Ravich, became FOX's second drama series pickup of the spring on Friday (May 8), joining "Rosewood," which was picked up on Thursday.

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FOX renews 'Bones' for Season 11

Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson will take over as showrunners

Often buried in seemingly random and unpredictable corners of FOX's schedule, "Bones" continues to be exhumed every spring.

FOX announced on Friday (May 8) that "Bones" has officially been renewed for an 11th season.

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<p>&quot;Uncle Buck&quot;</p>

"Uncle Buck"

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ABC picks up 'Uncle Buck' and ABC is still calling it 'Uncle Buck'

Time to change this title is dwindling

And we're back to pre-upfronts craziness!

ABC announced on Friday (May 8) morning that it has given a series order to the comedy "Uncle Buck."

And they're still calling it "Uncle Buck."

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<p>&quot;The Big Bang Theory&quot; season finale</p>

"The Big Bang Theory" season finale

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TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' finale, 'Scandal' lead Thursday

'Bones,' 'Blacklist' rise, 'The Odd Couple' dips

Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 7, 2015.

The latest series finale for "The Big Bang Theory" was down steeply from last year, but still ranked as Thursday's top show in all measures, leading CBS to overall victory. CBS could, however, only tie for the lead in the key demo as "Scandal" ruled its hour and gave ABC a share of the nightly crown.

After getting two weeks of inflation out of its latest death, ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" has settled back in around its series averages.

Meanwhile, a two-hour block of "Bones" recovered a bit from last week's dip below The Mulaney Line, while "Blacklist" was also up from last week.

Let's get to the numbers...

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