If you're a TV producer and your show gets picked up by NBC, it's kind of a "good news, bad news" situation. The bad news is that NBC's ratings are so bad, there may be nights when cable shows on USA and other channels draw more viewers. The good news is that the ratings are so bad, you don't have to attract a lot of viewers to avoid being cancelled.
Anyway, here's one of NBC's new dramas that looks pretty interesting. It's our country after some kind of massive destruction of all power sources (more than the electrical grid failing), with a MacGuffin secret power source, a quest for find other supporters, and an evil controlling militia. And archery! And swords!!
The record of serialized dramas with complicated mythology on network TV has been mixed. "24," "Lost," and "Prison Break" did well, and "Once Upon a Time" is this past season's break-out hit (and NBC's "Grimm" did enough to get renewed). On the other hand, "Terra Nova," "Alcatraz," "The Sarah Connor Chronicles," "Dollhouse," "Invasion," "Surface," "Threshold," "V," to name a few, all crashed and burned. "Fringe" and "Nikita" have managed to get to season 5 and 3 respectively (next season) inexplicably. In other words, I wouldn't hold my breath for "Revolution" to make it to year 2.
Anyway, here's the promo clip: