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Revolution, Parenthood, Grimm and 2 More Dramas Renewed by NBC

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It's officially renewal season!

NBC has picked up Revolution, Parenthood, Grimm, Law & Order: SVU and Chicago Fire for next season, the network announced on Friday. Huzzah!

But wait, the news gets even better: All five of the dramas were picked up for 22 episodes. What a way to kick off the weekend!

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"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 line-up," Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. "We're proud and very appreciative of all of the actors, producers, writers and directors who work so hard to deliver such high-quality work week in and week out. These complex shows represent a broad range of genres and tones, and all of them stand out for us in a television landscape now filled with one-hour series. 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."

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Freshman series Revolution and Chicago Fire both proved to be strong performers for NBC, with Eric Kripke's drama about a world without electricity being the top-rated new series in the adults 18-49 drama this season. Jason Katims' beloved family drama Parenthood's fourth season was one of its strongest yet, averaging 7.1 million viewers, while Grimm is Friday's top series in adults 18-49 in its sophmore season.

Meanwhile, this will be Law & Order: SVU's 15th (!) season. Viva La Benson (Mariska Hartigay)!

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