the blacklist
Five dramas are getting early renewals from NBC, with the network announcing Thursday that "The Blacklist," "Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D.," "Grimm," and "Law & Order: SVU" are all due for another season.

"The creative vision of the executive producers who've guided these outstanding dramas has been nothing short of incredible," said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke in a statement. "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 renewals come as NBC currently sits at the top of the Nielsen ratings, thanks to the record-setting Super Bowl broadcast and a string of hits. What remains to be seen, however, is whether freshman shows like "Constantine," "The Mysteries of Laura," and "State of Affairs" will get renewed, too. (EW reports that it's still early in the renewals process, so those series could sneak in -- though "Constantine" had its production halted after 13 episodes, which is never a good sign for a show's future.)

"The Blacklist" will be back for a third season, "Chicago Fire" for a fourth, "Chicago P.D." for a third, "Grimm" for a fifth, and "SVU" for a 17th.

[via: Entertainment Weekly]

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