NBC on Thursday announced the renewal of five drama series for the 2015-16 season. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog reports that the network reupped “The Blacklist,” “Grimm,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Law & Order: SVU.”
NBC is currently in first place in the key demo of adults 18-49, the report notes.
In the network’s announcement on the pickups, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said: “The creative vision of the executive producers who’ve guided these outstanding dramas has been nothing short of incredible. We’re highly appreciative of the passion they bring to their shows at every step of the creative process and we’re thrilled to reward that dedication with these renewals.”
“The Blacklist,” which stars James Spader, has been one of the top shows on broadcast in the key demo, and received a boost from the network when it landed the spot leading out from Sunday’s Super Bowl. The show just moved from Monday nights to Thursdays.
“The supernatural drama ‘Grimm’ has been a success story for the network on Friday nights, averaging a live plus same-day audience of about 5 million viewers and getting a big boost once time-shifted viewing is factored in,” the report notes.