NBC has renewed five of its dramas for the 2015-16 season, the net announced Thursday.
“The Blacklist” (season 3), “Chicago Fire” (season 4), “Chicago P.D.” (season 3), “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (season 17) and “Grimm” (season 5) will all be returning with new seasons.
“The creative vision of the executive producers who’ve guided these outstanding dramas has been nothing short of incredible,” said Jennifer Salke, president, NBC Entertainment. “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 Blacklist,” which garnered a ratings boost from its post-Super Bowl episode, moves to its new 9 p.m. Thursday timeslot tonight. The James Spader thriller is averaging a 5.1 rating with 17.4 million viewers so far this season, according to the “most current” averages from Nielsen.
“Grimm” has remained a steady performer for the Peacock’s Friday night lineup, pulling in an average 2.1 rating with 7.2 million viewers overall this season.
“Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Law & Order: SVU” all hail from Dick Wolf. A medical “Chicago” spinoff is set to bow during the current season of “Fire,” airing as episode 19. “SVU” is the longest-running scripted drama on television.
LINDSAY’S MOTHER BECOMES INVOLVED IN A GRUESOME ROBBERY-MURDER CASE. Bunny (guest star Markie Post) comes to Lindsay (Sophia Bush) concerned about a suspicious repeat customer at her husband’s rental company. This lead brings Intelligence into a case which robbery-homicide has been working for months. Detective Gina Gawronski (guest star Angelique Cabral) downloads their intel to the team, she also happens to be Antonio’s (Jon Seda) former co-worker from Vice. Voight (Jason Beghe) doesn’t trust Bunny’s motives for the tip. Also starring Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick Flueger, Elias Koteas, Marina Squerciati, LaRoyce Hawkins, Amy Morton and Brian Geraghty. Stella Maeve and Michael Filipowich guest star.