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NBC renews 'Revolution,' but will it continue to film in NC?

NBC today announced the short list of dramas they are renewing for fall, and "Revolution," a dystopian action-drama filmed in Wilmington, made the cut.

But it's not immediately clear if "Revolution" will continue to film in North Carolina. The Wilmington StarNews quoted Wilmington Regional Film Commission Director Johnny Griffin saying that his office is "in a holding pattern waiting for a decision."

That's likely because two legislators have introduced a bill to the General Assembly that would stop the refunding of tax credits for most TV and film productions in the state -- something that apparently already has filmmakers thinking twice before committing to work here.

"Under the Dome," a miniseries based on a novel by Stephen King, is currently filming in Wilmington. The shows "Homeland" (Showtime) and "Banshee" (Cinemax) are filmed in the Charlotte area.

In other news, NBC also renewed "Parenthood" -- this time for a full 22-episodes!! -- "Grimm," "Chicago Fire" and "Law & Order: SVU." No word yet on returning comedies.

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