NBC renews five

US broadcast network NBC has renewed five dramas ahead of its Upfronts presentation next month.

NBC

NBC

Freshman series Revolution and Chicago Fire will both return for a second season in 2013/14.

Meanwhile, Parenthood will be back for a fifth season, Grimm gets a third season and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has been given a 15th season order.

All five dramas have been given 22-episode orders.

Revolution, about a family trying to reunite amid a worldwide blackout, is executive produced by Eric Kripke, JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk. It is produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros Television.

In its first year, Revolution drew an average of 11.8 million viewers.

Revolution

Revolution

Chicago Fire follows the lives of the men and women who work at a firehouse in the Windy City. It was created by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, who executive produce with Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Joe Chappelle, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski. It is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

Parenthood, based on the 1989 movie, is about a family of three generations. It is executive produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Jason Katims and Lawrence Trilling. It is produced by Universal Television and Imagine Entertainment.

Grimm, a fantasy crime drama based on the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales, is produced by Universal Television and Hazy Mills. It was created by Stephen Carpenter, David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner and Norberto Barba executive produce with Greenwalt and Kouf.

Also from the Dick Wolf stable is Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, about the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, a team of detectives who investigate sexual crimes. It is produced by Wolf Films in association with Universal Television.

Creator Dick Wolf executive produces with Warren Leight, Julie Martin and Peter Jankowski.

NBC will announce its full line-up, including returning and brand new dramas, next month.

Meanwhile, one new drama this season will move to Saturday nights to see out its first season run. Do No Harm was pulled from the schedule in January after just two episodes but NBC will air its remaining episodes from June 30.

Do No Harm

Do No Harm

Source: NBCUniversal