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Is La Brea Season 2 happening at NBC?

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La Brea quickly became TV’s hottest new drama of the season. Has NBC decided to renew the series yet? We have great news.

When it came to new dramas in fall 2021, nothing would end up beating La Brea in the 18-49 demo. The show has remained at the top. In the audience, it’s not that far behind. It sits in third place behind NCIS: Hawaii and FBI: International.

We expected the show to be renewed. In fact, we expected NBC to give the series a backorder. The backorder hasn’t happened, but this isn’t necessarily bad news.

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La Brea Season 2 is happening at NBC

First of all, the good news. NBC confirmed La Brea Season 2 would happen after announcing the midseason schedule. This was probably a good time to announce the renewal. After all, fans were quick to note that the series wasn’t on the schedule at all.

Why wouldn’t NBC’s hottest new drama not be on the schedule? It has nothing to do with the network and everything to do with the show.

This isn’t a series that’s got a backorder but not because it’s not performing that well. Instead, it’s because the show was always intended to be a shorter season. The storyline is contained well to the shorter season format, and NBC is running with that.

I love that we’re seeing this shorter season format. The storylines remain contained. We still have time to get to know the characters, but we’re not dealing with filler content just to make up a season. Everything is well planned and executed, which means the intensity is balanced and there’s less chance of losing track of what’s going on.

La Brea Season 1’s finale will air on Tuesday, Nov. 30 as initially planned. We’ll likely see it as part of the fall 2022 schedule.

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What do you think of La Brea? Are you ready for the second season? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

La Brea airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.