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Community, The Office and 30 Rock Renewed by NBC

CommunityNBC has finished renewing their Thursday night comedy block with three more early renewals. Community will return for a second season, The Office will be back for season seven, and 30 Rock will see its fifth year in the 2010-11 season.

In a statement, NBC’s primetime president, Angela Bromstad, said, “We are happy to give these early pickups to these critically acclaimed, incredibly funny comedies… As a result, we look forward to continuing our rewarding partnership with the respective creative teams and talented show-runners for 30 Rock, The Office and Community as they all consistently deliver quality shows.

Of the three, only Community’s fate was truly in question. However, Parks and Recreation has weaker ratings and was renewed in February so it seemed fairly certain that Community would be back as well.

The cast of Community certainly didn’t think it was a done deal though which is why Executive Producer Dan Harmon could have some fun delivering the happy news. He wrote, “I got some bad news from NBC today. Here’s video of me telling the cast:”

No word on how many episodes each show will get but it’s expected that The Office and 30 Rock will get full season orders immediately while Community will start with 13 installments.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that the three shows are coming back or do you think one or more should have been cancelled?

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

mike May 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm

the office has become truly pathetic. please cancel it before you completely ruin it


Dylan Liu January 3, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I think TV over all pretty much going through a creative dark age, full of shallow, idiotic shows for the average American retard. Community is seriously the only thing keeping my TV from being sold.


Susan Zawyrucha May 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Community is one of the the most enjoyable shows of the season. We look forward to it each week. Professor Chang is hilarious.


Caleb March 18, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Glad they’re all back! They’re all funny!


Jason March 12, 2010 at 8:30 am

I’m glad that Community has been picked up. At first, I didn’t think it would last. It has blossomed into a very funny sitcom. All the actors work well together. As for Parks and Rec., I can’t believe it was renewed last year in lieu of My Name is Earl.


GET REAL March 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Someone needs to stop posting until they take elementary school English…..

I love all 4 of the Thursday night comedies on NBC and am very glad they all have been renewed. Parks & Recreation may not be what everyone wants, but if you look back when The Office first started (as a mid-season replacement as well) not too many people cared about it. I my self had not even heard of The Office until it was half way through season 2. It is great they are all getting a chance to come back though.


Melissa March 8, 2010 at 11:29 am

I think Parks and Recreation is awful, it shouldn’t have even gotten a second season! I love Community so I’m thrilled to hear it’s coming back!


Anonymous March 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm

I think that it’s happy news that the Community wasn’t cancelled. This show gets a lot of viewers, is incredibly funny, and a lot of viewers including me actually catch up with this show every time a new episode is released. What i think is that Community should keep airing until it’s finished because once it’s well known as more viewers start to watch it like they do with The Office and 30 Rock, more people wouldn’t think that Community should be cancelled.


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