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!
"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."
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)!