Great news for TV fans this week! NBC has officially picked up five returning drama series for the 2013-2014 season. “Revolution,” “Chicago Fire,” “Parenthood,” “Grimm” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” have been tapped to return this fall with full, 22-episode seasons.
Yes, even “Parenthood,” which tends to have shorter seasons, will carry a full 22 episodes this year. Rejoice! This brings “Parenthood” to its fifth season, “Grimm” to Season 3, and “Law & Order: SVU” to an impressive 15th season. “Revolution” and “Chicago Fire” were NBC’s two freshman drama standouts this year.
“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,” says NBC President of Entertainment, Jennifer Salke. “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.”
The network plans to announce more returning show pickups in the coming weeks.