NBC is really liking the Windy City.
Dick Wolf's Chicago Fire and Chicago PD, the recently-launched spinoff, were both picked up for next season the network announced on Wednesday. Also renewed for the 2014-15 season? Grimm, which was picked up for a fourth season.
The Chicago renewals come hot on the heels of the news that The Mentalist's Amanda Righetti is heading to both shows in a major role, with sources exclusively telling us they are hearing rumblings of another series, Chicago M.D., about a Windy City hospital.
The three dramas join The Blacklist, The Voice and Celebrity Apprentice, all of which were already picked up by NBC for next season. Also returning, with NBC finally making it official, is Parks and Recreation. (NBC boss Robert Greenblatt unofficially confirmed it was "going to have a seventh season" at the 2014 Winter TCA Press Tour.)
Missing from the announcement: Parenthood, Law & Order: SVU, Community, Revolution, Dracula, Hannibal,as well as new series Believe and About a Boy.
(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)