Renewed: Chicago Fire, Grimm, Parks and Recreation.

NBC renews several shows, which air in Australia on Seven and Foxtel.

2014-03-20_1546NBC has renewed Chicago Fire, Grimm, Parks and Recreation, all produced by NBC’s studio counterpart, Universal Television.

Chicago Fire will return for a third season after averaging of 10.6 million viewers. The series, from exec producer Dick Wolf, is up 35 percent year over year in the demo and 33 percent among total viewers.

Grimm will return for a fourth season after after averaging 8.1 million total viewers, up 17 percent year on year. The Hollywood Reporter notes NBC has used Grimm in a bid to launch a supernatural-themed Friday this season, pairing it with new series Dracula, which is not considered likely to return.

Parks and Recreation is back for a seventh-season with showrunners Mike Schur and Dan Goor having two series on the air next season, while star Amy Poehler also has comedy pilot Old Soul in development.

Meanwhile Chicago Fire police spin-off Chicago P.D., starring Sophia Bush and also produced by Dick Wolf, wins a second season after averaging 8.9 million total viewers. It is yet to premiere in Australia.

9 Responses

  1. When is Chicago Fire season 2 coming to 7? No surprise that Dracula is not likely to continue. Dracula production was truly beautiful but for me the characters were too far off the original book. As a fan of the genre I could not get past Van Helsing being in cahoots with Dracula and Renfield being a cultured polite gentleman rather than a raving lunatic.

  2. Chicago Fire and Chicago PD are two of my favourite shows – IMO CPD is the best police procedural to air in years. I really enjoy it. A shame it is not given a good FTA network slot here

    I tuned out of Grimm a few episodes into season 3 it was the same thing every week

  3. Would love to see some drama on 7mate. Might be a good fit for low rating drama like Grimm, Suits, Marvel AOS, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD. And all in this thing called HD. Possibly on a Thursday and Friday evening. Might see them on FTA again soon.

  4. That’s good news re pd and fire. Both entertaining and improving. Good to see two Australians with key parts in fire.

    Disappointing foxtel aren’t giving pd the same treatment fire gets and playing it on monday nights, but then not surprised.

    Surprised about parks and rec. not quite the same without ann and Chris, but still entertaining.

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