NBC made a major programming announcement today, revealing that it has given early renewals to five drama series, Deadline.com reports.
The network gave full-season, 22-episode orders to freshman series “Revolution” and “Chicago Fire” along with “Parenthood,” “Grimm” and “Law & Order: SVU.” All of the renewals were expected, the piece notes.
“Missing from the drama list is recent addition ‘Hannibal,’ which has dropped in the ratings the last two weeks after a solid start,” the report notes.
Said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke: “On the verge of our 2013 fall scheduling decisions, we’re pleased to renew five drama series that will be important to our new season lineup. We’re especially pleased to be renewing ‘Revolution’ and ‘Chicago Fire’ — two first-season successes — and there will be more returning series announcements made in the next couple of weeks.”
“Those returning series announcements will no doubt include reality hit ‘The Voice’ and comedy ‘Parks & Recreation,’ which are assured a return for next season,” Deadline notes. “The other NBC comedies are all on the bubble. Things look promising for ‘The New Normal,’ which just won a GLAAD award and comes from top producer Ryan Murphy, with Matthew Perry-starrer ‘Go On’ also in contention. Meanwhile, cult favorite ‘Community’s’ future is cloudy, with the future of multicamera entries ‘Whitney’ and ‘Guys With Kids’ also in limbo.”