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It’s the time of year that faithful TV fans dread: renewal season. Each year, many shows end up on the chopping block, while others continually make it through to see another year. To help put your mind at ease, here’s a list of some of the major TV shows we’ve come to know and love and that will be around for another season.
Chicago Fire and Chicago PD
It’s a great time to be an NBC television show with “Chicago” in the title. The firehouse set drama will move on to its third season, and the police spinoff will be around for its second season. Both shows have a loyal fan base and showed strong numbers throughout their seasons.
Chicago Fire follows the lives of the firefighters and paramedics working at Chicago Firehouse 51. Viewers can follow team members as they continuously find themselves in stressful and dangerous situations. The show also focuses on their personal lives. When a tragedy claims the life of one of their own, Lt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) must deal with the guilt and sorrow that they feel. Chicago PD is a police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department’s District 21 who risk their lives daily to protect the community. The show focuses on two police groups: the uniformed officers who patrol the streets and the Intelligence Unit that combats Chicago’s organized crime, drug trafficking, and high-profile murders.
Parks and Recreation
NBC’s president unofficially announced at the Winter TCAs that Parks and Recreation would be getting a seventh season, according to a PopSugar article. Parks and Recreation follows Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her town a little bit more fun. Leslie is surrounded by quirky office mates, including Chris Traeger, a health nut who wants to live to be 150 years old; Tom Haverford, a fashion-obsessed wannabe player who wants to own his own nightclub; and Leslie’s boss, Ron Swanson, who hates the very government he works for.
NBC has ordered a second season of the James Spader-starring thriller, which dives into the life of a federal agent who deals with criminals, a questionable husband, and possible breaches within the FBI. For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives. Red has mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an interesting offer: He will help the FBI catch criminals, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone), an FBI profiler. Week after week, new criminals are caught and more secrets are unveiled.
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