Bravermans Live On: NBC Renews ‘Parenthood,’ Four Other Dramas

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Parenthood NBC said Friday that it has picked up new seasons for five of its drama series: Parenthood, Law & Order Special Victims Unit, Grimm, Chicago Fire, and Revolution, Deadline reported.

None of the news is especially surprising, but the one most on the bubble was Parenthood, the family drama which was picked up for a fifth season. The show has enjoyed a small but very devoted fan base, one joined in recent months by my wife and me.

Between January and March, we inhaled all four seasons, the first three on Netflix, a few episodes of Season 4 from FiOS on-demand, and the last handful from a week-long trial of Hulu Plus. I look forward to watch Parenthood in its scheduled timeslot for the first time when it returns.

NBC hasn’t made any announcements about its comedies, although Parks & Recreation is considered likely to return, and Community less of a shoo-in but not dead yet either. Smash, however, will not be back, and will air its series finale next month.

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