NBC has renewed five drama series for next season, all for 22 episodes each. Here’s a brief rundown:
•Revolution – The genre-oriented drama from executive producers Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk has been one of the most successful new series on network TV this season, so a renewal seemed likely.
•Grimm – This one flies under the radar, but Grimm is actually one of the most consistent performers on NBC. The supernatural series will return for a third season this fall.
•Parenthood – One of the best-reviewed dramas on television has been a bubble show essentially since its series premiere, but Jason Katims’ ensemble family drama showed much improvement ratings-wise this year. The series will return for a fifth season this fall.
•Chicago Fire – The procedural from Law & Order head honcho Dick Wolf got off to a rough start, but quickly became one of the better-performing dramas on the network. The series will return for a second season this fall.
•Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – The long-running spinoff series has been renewed for a 15th season despite disappointing ratings.