NBC Renewal Announcements: Was THE BLACKLIST, GRIMM, And Others Picked Up?

by on February 6, 2015

in Entertainment

The Blacklist, starring James Spader

NBC announced renewals for several of its shows, while curiously, one particular series is missing from the announced lineup.

For those of you who like The Blacklist, Grimm, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., or Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, you are in luck because they have been renewed for the 2015-16 TV season.  Not on the list of renewals is Constantine.

Constantine, from what I’ve been seeing, has been a ratings concern for the network, despite sharing the night it airs with Grimm, which has had great success on Friday nights. And if you’ve been real sharp, you may have noticed an Easter egg or two in the DC comics-based show. Did you catch Dr. Fate’s helmet in the opening episode?

But the show opened and gave us nothing to care about as this gruff and gritty character faces off against demonic enemies. Which in and of itself is not a bad landscape to write a story but in the television landscape, there are so many different shows that address the occult-like genre that are already doing well that this could impact the series potential at strong success.

Grimm - David Giuntoli

Be it as it may, it’s on Friday nights, the proverbial ratings black box itself, so who knows what NBC is mulling over for that slot. A new season of Constantine or some other throwaway series to keep Grimm company.

We’ll see.

For now, here’s snippets from NBC’s press release… just the meat of the note, skipping all that boring name credit stuff…

“NBC has announced it’s renewing dramas “The Blacklist” (season 3), “Chicago Fire” (season 4), “Chicago P.D.” (season 3), “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (season 17) and “Grimm” (season 5) for the 2015-16 season.”

Don’t forget that The Blacklist has moved to Thursdays.

“The Blacklist is averaging a 5.1 rating, 15 share in adults 18-49 and 17.4 million viewers so far this season…

At 10 p.m. Tuesdays, “Chicago Fire” is delivering a 2.8 rating, 9 share in adults 18-49 and 10.1 million viewers overall this season, making it NBC’s #2 drama in both measures…

Airing at 10 p.m. Wednesdays, “Chicago P.D.” is earning a 2.3 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 9.4 million viewers overall this season…

The longest-running drama on television set to enter its 17th season in the fall, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is averaging a 2.5 rating, 7 share in 18-49 and 9.5 million viewers…

A Friday night success story, “Grimm” has averaged a 2.1 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 7.2 million viewers overall so far this season, making it Friday’s #1 scripted series in 18-49 on the Big 4 networks. “Grimm” is one of the most time-shifted shows on broadcast television, with its originals growing by an average of +83% going from “live plus same day” Nielsen to “live plus seven day.”

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