AceShowbiz - NBC has given early renewals to five of its dramas, "The Blacklist" (Season 3), "Chicago Fire" (Season 4), "Chicago P.D." (Season 3), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (Season 17) and "Grimm" (Season 5). All of these shows will return for 2015-2016 season.
"The creative vision of the executive producers who've guided these outstanding dramas has been nothing short of incredible," NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a statement announcing the renewals. "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."
All five series are strong performers for the network on their respective slot. "The Blacklist", which recently got the coveted post-Super Bowl slot, is averaging a 5.1 rating in key 18-49 demographic and 17.4 million viewers. "Law & Order: SVU", the longest-running drama on TV, delivers a 2.5 rating and 9.5 million viewers.
"Chicago Fire" posts a 2.8 rating and 10.1 million viewers, while "Chicago PD" has a 2.3 average rating and 9.4 million viewers. NBC is currently also developing a new spin-off, "Chicago Medical".
"Grimm", meanwhile, is averaging a 2.1 rating and 7.2 million viewers on its Friday slot.