Thursday, February 5, 2015

NBC Renews 'The Blacklist,' 'Chicago Fire,' 'Chicago P.D.,' 'Grimm' and 'Law & Order: SVU'

NBC is the latest network to hand out early renewals for the 2015-16 broadcast season. Earning additional season orders today are The Blacklist (Season 3), Chicago Fire (Season 4), Chicago P.D. (Season 3), Grimm (Season 5) and Law & Order: SVU (Season 17).

"The creative vision of the executive producers who've guided these outstanding dramas has been nothing short of incredible," said Jennifer Salke, NBC Entertainment President. "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 renewal orders come on the afternoon of The Blacklist's big post-Super Bowl move to the Thursday night lineup, with the conclusion to the story arc that started in the episode following the big game on Sunday.

With Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and SVU all earning renewals, veteran producer Dick Wolf will continue to have at least three shows on NBC this fall. The success of both Chicago series has recently prompted the network to explore the possibility of adding a medical theme spinoff to the future. That option will be set up in a backdoor pilot in the 19th episode of Chicago Fire's third season.

Shows still awaiting news on their future include dramas Constantine, The Mysteries of Laura & State of Affairs and comedies About a Boy & Marry Me

Shows premiering in the next few weeks on NBC include: A.D. The Bible Continues (Apr. 5), Allegiance (Feb. 5), The Slap (Feb. 12), The Night Shift (Feb. 23), Odyssey (Apr. 5), One Big Happy (Mar. 17) and Undateable (Mar. 17).