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Revolution and Chicago Fire renewed for second seasons

Revolution

Story by Jack Foley

NBC has renewed five of its series.

Revolution (pictured) and Chicago Fire have both been given second seasons after performing strongly during their first runs.

J.J. Abrams’ Revolution ranks as NBC’s top scripted drama across all of primetime. It airs in the UK on Sky One.

After a slow start, Chicago Fire has emerged as another favourite, recently beating veteran series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on Wednesday nights and remaining neck-and-neck with ABC competition Nashville. It airs on Sky Living in the UK.

Indeed, such is Chicago Fire‘s perceived success that NBC is now contemplating a potential spin-off series involving the Chicago police department, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Three more renewals were also announced by NBC. Law & Order: SVU will be back for a 15th season, Parenthood will return for a fifth season with 22 episodes and supernatural procedural Grimm will return for a third season.

As yet, no decision has been made on Smash or Hannibal – although Byran Fuller’s update on The Silence of the Lambs is still in its early viewing days having only debuted on the channel in April. Hannibal is coming to Sky Living in May and has been well received critically.

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