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NBC announced the renewal of a slew of dramas this past week. The freshmen series Revolution and Chicago Fire, along with Parenthood, Grimm, and Law & Order: SVU all got full-season 22-episode orders for the fall 2013 season. NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a statement, “We’re proud and very appreciative of all of the actors, producers, writers and directors who work so hard to deliver such high-quality work week in and week out. These complex shows represent a broad range of genres and tones, and all of them stand out for us in a television landscape now filled with one-hour series. We’re especially pleased to be renewing Revolution and Chicago Fire — two first-season successes — and there will be more returning series announcements made in the next couple of weeks.”
The 22-episode order is an unexpected move for the drama Parenthood, which has not had a full-season order since its second season. The future renewal announcements will no doubt include The Voice (one of the network's biggest audience draws) and most likely the critically-acclaimed comedy Parks and Recreation. This still leaves a bunch of shows on the bubble, a string of comedies such as Community, The New Normal, Go On, Whitney, Guys With Kids, and dramas including Deception, Hannibal, and Smash.