Well before the broadcast networks announce their fall lineups, NBC said it will have five returning dramas next season. The group includes two freshman
series in “Revolution” and “Chicago Fire.”
“Parenthood,” “Grimm” and “Law & Order: SVU” have all also been given 22-episode orders.
NBC said “Revolution” leads all first-season network shows in the 18-to-49 demo with a 4.6 rating by one metric. The show has likely benefited from following “The Voice” on Mondays.
“Chicago Fire” has picked up steam as the season has progressed, beating its premiere total viewership eight times.
NBC said “Parenthood” has seen an 8% bump by one measure in the 18-to-49 demo to a 2.8 this year. The series is in its fourth season.
Second-season “Grimm,” is the top series among 18- to-49-year-olds on Fridays and has seen ratings up 14% versus last season, per the network.
“Law & Order: SVU” is finishing its 14th season. Executive Producer Dick Wolf holds the same position with “Chicago Fire.”