NBC has given early renewals to three more of its staple dramas, bringing back “Medium,” “Crossing Jordan” and “Las Vegas” for next season.
The shows join the previously renewed NBC skeins “My Name Is Earl,” “The Office” and the “Law & Order” trilogy.
“These three shows have A-plus creative auspices and some of the most loyal audiences on television,” NBC Entertainment prexy Kevin Reilly said of the pickups.
“Medium” returns for a third season, while “Crossing Jordan” will enter its sixth and “Las Vegas” its fourth.
“Medium,” the highest rated of the three (4.1 rating/10 share among adults 18-49), stars Emmy winner Patricia Arquette as a psychic who helps solve crimes. Glenn Gordon Caron created the show for CBS Paramount Network TV and Grammnet Prods.
“We’ve been anticipating the pickup and have been working on things already for next season,” Caron said.
Kelsey Grammer, Steve Stark, Rene Echevarria and Ronald L. Schwary also exec produce.
“Jordan” has averaged a 3.3 rating/8 share among young adults this season, in a tough slot opposite ABC’s megahit “Grey’s Anatomy.” Show starring Jill Hennessy as a medical examiner comes from creator-exec producer Tim Kring.
Dennis Hammer and Allan Arkush also exec produce; NBC Universal TV is behind the show.
“Las Vegas,” starring James Caan and Josh Duhamel, has posted a 3.7/9 with adults 18-49 in its Friday slot.
Gary Scott Thompson created and exec produces the show from NBC Universal TV and DreamWorks TV; Gardner Stern, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank also exec produce.
Meanwhile, ABC may have already renewed some of its hottest reality and drama skeins — although the network declined to confirm that Friday.
Shows believed to have already been picked up for fall include “Desperate Housewives,” “Lost,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Supernanny,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Wife Swap.”