Despite a rough patch this spring, NBC has moved to renew five of its shows for another season, the New York Times reported.
"Grimm," which some say is the network's most reliable drama, was renewed after a ratings increase of 14 percent.
On the downfall is "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," which is barely holding on -- but as has been the case for the last 15 years, the show will return.
"Parenthood" was truncated to 15 episodes this season, and viewers were worried that the show would not return at all. Despite budget concerns, NBC said it would be back with a full 22 episodes.
The NBC announcement didn’t stop President Obama from poking fun at the network’s prime-time woes at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night.
Joking about his recent performance at a basketball demonstration, the president said:
“I took 22 shots and made 2 of them. That’s right, 2 hits and 20 misses. The executives at NBC asked, ‘What’s your secret?’”