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NBC Renews 'Community,' 'Parks and Recreation' & 'The Office'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Mar 17th 2011 4:12PM
NBC announced the pick-ups of three fan-favorite comedies today: 'Community,' 'Parks and Recreation' and 'The Office.'

With '30 Rock' having already received another season order, these three round out NBC's Thursday night comedy lineup.

No word on the lineup's other two shows -- struggling newcomers 'Outsourced' and 'Perfect Couples' -- but we'll know more in the coming weeks, including whether or not NBC will stick to their three-hour comedy lineup on Thursdays this fall.

With things at the network in flux, fans and industry experts alike were having a hard time predicting which shows NBC would move forward with. But the announcement from Bob Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, makes it official.

"I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively," said Greenblatt. "Along with '30 Rock,' they represent the best of what the NBC comedy brand stands for in terms of originality, wit, and sophistication. 'The Office' continues to fire on all cylinders on the most competitive night of television; 'Parks & Recreation' has come into its own this season as the rightful companion to 'The Office'; and 'Community' is one of the freshest comedies on any network and a solid foundation for Thursday night."

A few questions remain though: Will NBC allow 'Parks' to premiere in the fall this time around? What will 'The Office' really look like without Steve Carell? And who's going to clean up the 'Community' set now after the finale taping paintball destruction?

Are you excited that these shows were renewed? What other shows are you hoping will get picked up for more soon?

READ OUR EPISODE RECAPS HERE:
'COMMUNITY' * 'PARKS AND RECREATION' * '30 ROCK'

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suntigerva

All Crappy shows,,,,,only show on NBC I like is Perfect Couples.....Only show I like on NBC is that is left are Harry's Law, Perfect Couple and Biggest Loser.....They already yanked the good 1s this year...Outlaw and The Chase....

March 18 2011 at 8:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brian Workman

Why!Why!Why!Why!Why!Why!Why!???????????????

March 18 2011 at 1:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gabep500

Community is one of the greatest/original shows ever. Never got into Outsourced, was too boring and not funny. I agree with STEPH, along with Modern Family its great to have some well written shows back on TV other than reality garbage!

March 18 2011 at 1:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
laurielevy

love those shows - glad they'll be back. Also love CHUCK. Bring it back, too.

March 18 2011 at 1:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
WINDOWS CHRIS

At the bottom of the ratings of the 4 major networks every week. Renew must mean no new shows in the can. Probably waiting for Comcast to come in and get something cooking. They don't like being 4th.

March 18 2011 at 1:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Maribeth & Tom

We love "The Office."

March 18 2011 at 1:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tenaclark

Never watched these shows, but good for them!

March 18 2011 at 1:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael

These are all crappy and boring shows, NBC has not a clue as to what a good show is.

March 18 2011 at 12:55 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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cazsue

Wrong!

March 18 2011 at 1:18 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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LarrBerr

Agree with Cazsue! Community rules!

March 18 2011 at 1:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
jrproductionspgh

I don't think you have a clue as to what a good show is.

March 18 2011 at 3:06 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
stephanie

Yay to Community-funny show with heart .. fingers crossed on a a renewal of Outsourced and Perfect Couples. Finally some smart comedies instead of brain numbing reality tv that only idiot america would enjoy.

March 18 2011 at 12:50 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
dylers

I just read down a few of the comments...Has THE CAPE been cancelled?...Man I hope not NO ORDINARY FAMILY is on the endangered list also I have "CAPE" recorded till I have TIME(6 KIDS as previously mentioned) to sit and watch it but the premise looked good and the scenes I've caught looked great like NO ORD. FAMILY (4SHORT) also is a very entertaining show. I also agree I AM NO Big fan of "REALITY TV SHOWS"...JERSEY SHORE?????? What the Hell is entertaining about these kids doing crap we did as young adults...MAYBE!...Why does anybody want to watch this and all the REAL HOUSEWIVES crap we all heard it's Not quite real after all and those "JOISEY" kids now going to ITALY I understand?...BWA HA HA HA What the hell ...Well I guess the sophisticated Drama OR comedy requires TOO much thought for the younger demographic which seems to be the TARGET audience....But HOW MUCH REALITY TV IS TOO MUCH? I can wrap my head around the TRUMP Apprentice shows and FAMILY JEWELS is a riot, even Dancing with THE STARS is enjoyable (less the KATE GOSSELIN SEASON) but the majority of other reality shows are HOUSE WIVES or REHAB or some other ...Personal type of viewing and really WHAT IS the POINT? Why are they on? WHAT Do WE as the viewing Public walk away with from these shows?...& like WWF wrestling it's transparently Scripted....It mostly HAS to have somebody in CRISIS of SOME kind it PREYs on peoples misfortune...WHY DO WE the viewing public as a whole FIND THAT Entertaining?... and WHAT as a WHOLE does THAT TELL us about the people who do watch it?...Personally I've had life kicking me in the ASS forever...am I to believe BY STATISTICS That the American Public & probably internationally ...That this is What the HUMAN RACE ENJOYS?...Peoples MISFORTUNE? or the lack of MORALITY, ETHIC, COMPASSION, RESPECT, COURTESY And COMMON SENSE So infatuates people that they let there kids grow up watching this crap?..let's teach as many kids as possible how to BE like These guys?...Oh My God!.....MeTHinks We are in trouble if this is the Blueprint of life that we want to shape ourselves and our future by, We have a responsibility to raise our children to BE GOOD People, TO TREAT OTHERS AS WE ourSELVES WOULD WANT TO BE TREATED. Why has everybody forgotten to instill THAT in our KIDS?...why have WE as A PUBLIC SHED that thought and cast IT by the wayside while grasping the behavior patterns of the people on these shows?...TALK about a lack of good Judgement...& we wonder WHY BULLYING is SUCH a FREQUENT issue in the News these Days...PLEASE FORGIVE US FOR WE KNOW NOT what WE do!

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