Breaking: NBC Renews The Office, Community and Parks and Recreation

It looks like some of that Irish luck is rubbing off on our favorite Greendale/Pawnee peeps today: NBC has renewed Community and Parks and Recreation for a third and fourth season respectively. In less surprising news, the Peacock has also picked up The Office for an eighth season — its first without Steve Carell.

“I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively,” said NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt.  “Along with [the already-renewed] 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 and 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.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

No word yet on the fate of fellow NBC bubble shows Chuck, Parenthood, Perfect CouplesOutsourced and The Event. In the meantime, TVLine’s handy Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect today’s good news!

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  1. Caio says:


  2. Cory says:

    Now ABC just needs to renew V and I’ll be happy!

  3. wcm says:

    I am still praying for Chuck

  4. Ellie says:

    COMMUNITY! Victory!

  5. Kelly says:


  6. Fred says:


    Was worried that we might lose both Parks and Community with all the comedies they have in the pipe.

    At this point NBC might want to just go to 2 nights of comedy. They can’t seem to make an hour long show to save their lives at this point.

    • Scott says:

      Fred, I’m just as pleased as you are. P&R and Community are NBC’s two best comedies at the moment and to have lost either would have been terrible, to have lost both would have been a disaster of immense proportions.

      And yes, NBC ought to try two nights of comedy which would be a throwback to their glory days of about 15 years ago when pretty much anything they put out as a sitcom became a much loved classic: Seinfeld, Friends, Cheers, Frasier, Mad About You, NewsRadio, Just Shoot Me, Will & Grace, Scrubs, etc.

      • sashay says:

        So true. I’m not a fan of Parks & Rec. but I am happy that Community is coming back. And Enver is on it tonight!! I hope that Perfect Couples is also renewed – it’s turned out to be surprisingly good. Other than HIMYM, no other network has a good sit-com, so I too think it would be wise for NBC to go for two nights of comedy, not just one. My Tuesday is pretty empty – lots of space for more comedy that night.

      • Steven says:

        I don’t know if they’re going to want to put a comedy block against Glee on Tuesday. But, ABC had Wednesday covered and CBS has Monday so they have to put it somewhere I guess.

        • Janice says:

          Monday night goes to Fox. One of the best nights of the week. Glee leads Tuesday off with other excellent shows.

        • amyF says:

          Glee is a mess now. I loved it the first season, but I stopped letting my 12 year old watch and I gave up on it, too. And all of our gay friends hate it now also, so it’s not that the Kurt/Blaine storyline is the only problem. (I could listen to Baby It’s Cold Outside 1000 times) Why did Sue Sylvester’s sweet sister need to die? All the “original” music is crap, and the show is basically just a vessel for itunes now. As Tina Fey said, “Is Glee even a thing anymore?” Nope! I don’t know anyone that watches anymore or even DVRs it. Bye bye, Glee. NBC could put something mediocre up and and people just looking for an alternative to Glee would be there! Come on NBC…do it!

  7. Rock Golf says:


  8. ZR says:

    This just made my day!!!!

  9. Lori says:

    I am so happy for Community and Parks and Recreation. They are my two favorite shows.

  10. Mandy says:

    WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!
    COMMUNITY and Parks & Rec!!!!!!!!!!

    blah to The Office…over it especially now that Carrell is gone.

  11. Stefi says:

    Should’ve been Chuck.

  12. Alex says:

    Finally, an exec who’s streets ahead.

  13. RP says:

    Best news ever. Community and Parks & Rec are the #1 and 2 comedies on TV right now for sure.

    • ZR says:

      for sure, these two shows deserve an emmy or golden globe not glee and modern family

      • John Berggren says:

        I’m not sure why all can’t be honored. I like all 4 shows.

      • sashay says:

        I don’t know why Glee and Modern Family get all that attention either. They are heavily over-rated, in my opinion. Community, The Office, 30 Rock and Perfect Couples are much better.

  14. shannon says:

    I want #ChuckS5 !!! :) Please renew this Awesome show NBC

  15. Erin says:

    Does this mean Perfect Couples and Outsourced were axed? I kinda liked Perfect Couples, but Outsourced….no thank you

  16. Andrea says:

    Can I get a hell yeah!? I love me some must-see TV yo!

  17. Kacy says:


  18. Sally says:

    R.I.P. Outsourced.

  19. Jasin says:

    Now NBC needs to renew Harry’s Law and Parenthood and I’ll be happy with this network.

    ABC needs to renew V!

    • Carrie says:

      I agree.

    • Steve says:

      I thought V was a movie about Guy Fawkes in a post Orwellian London, but I stopped watching ABC (as I said I would) when they cancelled Eli Stone. Some of the most entertaining TV (you know, that which causes me to go out and buy advertized products!!) is Chuck, Parenthood and Harry’s Law. I have my concerns though – each requires that the audience member be awake to enjoy – although I don’t suppose that’s needed for ratings.

  20. side3 says:

    Glad about Community and Parks. The Office lost me a few years ago…I’d rather see Outsourced survive. Dietrich Bader is hilarious.

  21. Carrie says:

    I’m not surprised, but it’s definitely good news. I love the NBC comedy lineup. I’m really glad “Parks and Rec” will be back.

  22. l says:

    I hope they’ll also renew Parenthood…if not I’m never going to watch NBC anymoe!

  23. Rachel says:

    Okay NBC, now its time to renew Parenthood ;)

  24. Aiden says:

    Hurrah for these 3 awesome shows! Especially my two new faves, Parks & Rec and Community. Now all I gotta hear is the Chuck renewal, and next year would be aces.

  25. Mursal says:

    YAY! I’m really glad that they renewed Community and Parks & Rec :)

  26. C says:

    Community and Parks are my two favorite shows, I’m so excited. This made my day!

  27. Junior G. says:

    This is the best news of the TV season so far, I’m so excited!!!

  28. Brynna says:

    Just give me another season of CHUCK NBC and we can talk…

    • Kayla says:

      Lmao totally agree with you. Better renew Chuck or someone’s gonna hear about it!!! I need my chuck especially since my other fav show Greek is over now i need my #1 fav show to come back at least 4 another season!! Bring back Chuck NBC!! Chuck FTW!!

  29. ImStillToni says:

    For once it seems like NBC is streets ahead ;) WOO-HOO!!

  30. Jesse says:

    2 out of 3 ain’t bad. The Office peaked about 4 years ago and is running on fumes. Happy for the other 2 shows though.

  31. Ken says:

    Pop pop!

  32. Ann says:

    Community is the best show on TV! So glad that and Park and Rec are coming back!!

  33. ChristineOH says:

    Yay for Parks and Rec! Hope to hear good news soon about Parenthood as well.

  34. John Berggren says:

    2 more seasons of Community? WOOT! Now I just need a Fringe renewal and I’ll be happy.

  35. Robyn says:

    I am so happy about Parks and Rec, it is an amazing show

  36. Elizabeth says:

    YES YES YES. This news makes me so happy. I love Community and Parks & Recreation! They’re 2 of my favorite shows. Thank you, NBC.

  37. linda says:


    • Chrissy says:

      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am too! I’m really hoping they learned their lesson and will have a FULL season of P&R!! You cannot go wrong with more Ron Swanson!

  38. Darkmonkey says:

    Woot the office is renewed. What the crap is Community and Parks and Recreation? Never heard of those shows. Please NBC RENEW CHUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. ryaneco says:

    I’m so glad that Community has been renewed! I was worried it wouldn’t be.

  40. rob says:

    POP POP!

  41. Paola says:

    All we need is Chuck and Fringe and the circle will be complete.

  42. Davey says:

    I wish they would move Community to later on Thursday evening. It deserves a better time slot.

  43. Sarabi says:

    YAY for two more seasons of Community! :D

  44. Henri says:

    OMFG!!!!!!!!!! HEIL FOR GREENDALE!!!!

  45. Amy says:

    Woo and may I add Hoo!!

  46. Jason says:

    Wow, you’re surprised at all by those renewals? Lol. Community has averaged about 95% of NBC’s scripted new episode average since January. Parks&Rec has 125% of said average. Neither was in any danger of cancellation. Amazingly, statistical analysis actually produces a pretty solid picture of how scripts shoes are performing. And that’s why the Renew/Cancel Index is the superior measurement method.

    That’s also why, even though I’m a fan of both Fringe & V, I’m comfortable with the extreme likelihood that both will be cancelled in May.

  47. Rev says:

    I want Chuck….I’m happy for those three, but Chuck deserves a 5th season.

  48. Mim says:

    How is Community going to have a third season? Community colleges usually are two-year programs.

    (happy news nonetheless :D just wondering if they’re going to address that)

    • Elka says:

      Each season is a semester, so they’re good for 4 years :)

      • Christine says:

        Each season of the show has actually been a full year. The winter hiatus serves as ‘winter break’ and the summer hiatus serves as ‘summer break’. We’ve had Christmas and Halloween episodes both years so far, so they’ve definitely been doing one season=one full year.
        I don’t know how they’ll handle it, but I trust the writers to come up with some reason as to why they are all staying there. I know the Community College in my town was only a two year program, but I’m not sure if that is true for all Community Colleges.

        • Elka says:

          You’re totally right, I’d forgotten about the Christmas/Halloween episodes. I just assumed since they changed from Spanish to Anthropology between the first and second years that each class was one semester.

          Now I’m really interested to see how the writers handle this! Maybe they’ll treat it as a regular 4-year college program anyway?

  49. Gabby says:

    I’m still too disappointed about ‘The Cape’ to be happy about this.