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TV Bulletin Board (Wed., Oct. 3) -- renewal notices for Revolution, Boardwalk Empire, etc.

New leases for Revolution & Boardwalk Empire. NBC/HBO photos

The fall season renewal notices are starting to come in, with NBC the first to announce full-season pickups of three freshman series.

The futuristic drama Revolution and a pair of sitcoms -- Go On and The New Normal -- have been green-lighted by the Peacock for at least the duration of the 2012-'13 TV campaign.

"We're very pleased with early results of the last three weeks of our fall season rollout," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt says in a publicity release. "The strategy for this season was to draft off the promotional platform of the Olympics and then begin our season early and strong."

Go On represents the first post-Friends success story for Matthew Perry, whose two previous series, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Mr. Sunshine, ended up being ratings losers. There's no guarantee yet that Go On will last beyond its first season, but its initial vote of confidence is in the bag.

In other renewal news, HBO has committed to a fourth season of Boardwalk Empire, which currently is in the early stages of Season 3. And TNT has picked up Major Crime Unit, its spinoff of The Closer, for a second season of 15 new episodes. The current season ends this month, with Season 2 set to begin in the summer of 2013.

TNT also is bringing back its comedy-laced law drama, Franklin & Bash. The network has not yet said when that show's Season 3 will begin.