NBC 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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