NBC said Friday that it has renewed five of its dramas for next season, including the long-running "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Chicago Fire."
"Revolution," "Parenthood" and "Grimm" were also given the guarantee that they will go on for another year. Each was given a full-season order of 22 new episodes.
It's less than a month before broadcast networks reveal next season's schedule to advertisers. NBC's announcement gives makers of these series some extra time to map out the stories going forward and to write scripts.