NBC Renewals Slate: Parks and Recreation Is In But Is The Office?
It’s that time of year that we all love to speculate on as all the major networks gear up to announce their Fall schedules next week and Entertainment Weekly are speculating that four comedies will definitely be renewed by NBC.
Four NBC comedies are expected to return next season: The Office, Parks & Recreationand Up All Night, along with a big surprise: Whitney.
Following on the heels of Community and 30 Rock receiving 13-episode orders earlier this week, NBC looking to bring back nearly all of its comedies despite many having modest ratings. The network’s soft time slots and holes to fill benefited the fans of cult-favorite shows like Community and Parks.
Parks & Recreation (averaging 4.4 million viewers and a 2.2 rating) is officially picked up. The show is low rated but has passionate fans and receives critical praise. NBC figures it’s worth another round to maintain some schedule consistency and, again, it’s one of the those shows that you would think more people should be watching. Seems NBC agrees: Unlike the network’s other modestly rated comedies 30 Rock and Community, the network is ordering 22episodes of Parks — not 13 as has been rumored for weeks.
We personally have never been huge fans of Parks but it does have a loyal audience, Whitney should be given a second season – whilst it is not drop dead hilarious it does offer up enough laughs to keep us entertained.
Source: Entertainment Weekly