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NBC Renews Parks and Recreation, Up All Night

Parks and Recreation RenewedAnother victory for Leslie Knope: NBC has renewed Parks and Recreation for a fifth season, TVLine has learned. Additionally, the Peacock net is bringing rookie comedy Up All Night back for a second season.

Parks and Rec‘s order is for 22 episodes, while Up All Night‘s is for 13.

Still no official pickup for Parks‘ Thursday night lead-in, The Office. According to an insider, the network is waiting until new deals with John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and Ed Helms are finalized before giving the formal green light.

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Parks and Rec and Up All Night join the also-renewed 30 RockCommunity, Whitney ParenthoodLaw & Order: SVUSmash and Grimm.

TVLine’s 2012 Renewal Scorecard has been updated with the news!



Comments (47)

  • First 30 Rock & Community now Parks & Rec!!!! Awesome news!!!!!!

    Comment by theresa – May 11, 2012 11:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So they renewed Up All Night and P&R for full seasons but only a half season for Community? That’s very bad news for Community since it has to fight with 5 new comedies for a chance for a back pickup. Guess they don’t have much faith in Community after all.

      Comment by ScrubsGuy – May 11, 2012 12:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • All the shows got just 13 episodes, after which it is rumored they will be cancelled.

        Comment by Adam – May 11, 2012 12:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Only 30 Rock is getting the official axe. Sick of the spread cancellation crap everywhere.

          Comment by CT – May 11, 2012 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Did you even read the article above along with the other reports on NBC’s comedies?

          30 Rock – 13 episodes (ending)
          Community – 13 episodes (with potential to get more)
          The Office – no official renewal yet
          Parks & Recreation – 22 episodes
          Up All Night – 13 episodes (with potential to get more)
          Whitney – unknown episodes

          Getting shortened seasons does not mean they will be cancelled. Take a look at Parenthood which was originally given just 13 episodes this past season, then bumped to 18, and finally renewed for another season. I suspect the short seasons for several comedies is because they have ordered so many new ones and are being pretty foolish as usual.

          Comment by RecceR – May 11, 2012 05:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 13 episodes is not a full season.

        Comment by Carm – May 11, 2012 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Revising my comment based on new article edit about the 13 episode order. Not implying that it’s going to be a final season for any of them, but it definitely will be if they don’t have great ratings in the first few episodes of the season – or at least out gun all the newcomers. Major disadvantage for them since initial ratings on new series are always higher with people are checking them out.

        Comment by ScrubsGuy – May 11, 2012 12:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Got hand it to NBC, they (for the most part) do really care about their viewers by renewing all these shows….or it could be they are desperate but I like to be positive :)

    Comment by Brenna – May 11, 2012 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Did they renew P&R for a full season? Or a short one?

    Comment by Nicole MacGregor (@destinoscelgo) – May 11, 2012 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well, they did not say anything so it probably means it’s a full season.

      Comment by Mark P – May 11, 2012 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • HitFix is reporting that Parks has an intial 13 episode order with the option of ordering a back 9 later

      Comment by CT – May 11, 2012 12:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s officially a full season! HUZZAH!

      Comment by Ava – May 11, 2012 12:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Now just renew Harrys Law and ill be happy. Wonder how many eps they picked up PandR for?

    Comment by jasie – May 11, 2012 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • C’mon The Office!

    Comment by Conor Shanahan (@ConorShanahan) – May 11, 2012 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Community and Parks and Rec.

    Comment by amy – May 11, 2012 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome. And I’m thrilled Up All Night is getting a second season-that became one of my favorites..

    Comment by Harper – May 11, 2012 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TV by the numbers said the office was renewed.

    Comment by LLL – May 11, 2012 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay to P&R AND Up All Night. Both Poehler-Arnett’s rightfully stay employed for another season!

    Comment by Nicole – May 11, 2012 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so happy about Parks and Rec. This last season has been nearly perfect. I love to see quality rewarded. Best comedy on TV, hands down.

    Comment by TRICIA – May 11, 2012 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • On a quick note, the Arnett curse is finally broken, He finally stars in a show that gets farther then one season. Which is kind of sad that Up All Night is the show that gets renewed considering its not his best work.

    Comment by kyle – May 11, 2012 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • arrested development had 3 seasons

      Comment by Joel – May 11, 2012 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Ya but think about it, Sit Down Shut Up, Running Wilde, and now Up All Night has buck the trend

        Comment by kyle – May 11, 2012 12:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So is NBC going to run next season like a cable network and just have all 13 episode seasons and no repeats. I feel if they are trying to reinvent themselves this could be an interesting way to go

    Comment by Joel – May 11, 2012 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yay!!!! so happy about both shows! especially glad that parks and rec is back for a full season.

    Comment by noa – May 11, 2012 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hurray!!

    Comment by Lorie – May 11, 2012 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yaaaay, though totally expected. yesterday you wrote ‘bubble show’. in what universe bubble show gets 22 episode order? you post ratings every day, maybe you could read what you actually write.

    Comment by ksica – May 11, 2012 01:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They can update this story to intclude the renewal of the best comedy that NBC has: “Whitney”

    Comment by JBS – May 11, 2012 01:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Never mind. I just saw the separate story talking about Whitney’s renewal.
      Sorry for a pointless comment everyone.

      Comment by JBS – May 11, 2012 01:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And now you have 2 pointless comments. Not to mention FALSE.

        Comment by Streed – May 11, 2012 09:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Best comedy on tv? Seriously? The commercials alone make me want to gouge out both my eyes and ears!

          Comment by KevyB – May 12, 2012 02:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay Parks and Rec! Such a great show, with a great cast. Bringing Adam Scott and Rob Lowe in, and then promoting them to regulars really sealed the deal for me.

    Comment by Mikaylah Roggasch – May 11, 2012 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news for Parks and Rec! And Up All Night as well. I’m happy at least one good NBC comedy was able to get a full season. I’m definitely boycotting all new NBC comedies next year though. I’ll just keep watching the current ones I like, and then when they are gone, I am done with NBC.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – May 11, 2012 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited! This has LITERALLY made my day!

    Comment by Katie – May 11, 2012 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Your comment LITERALLY made me smile!

      Comment by tripoli – May 11, 2012 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Meat tornadoes for everyone.

    Comment by TigerNightmare – May 11, 2012 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parks and Rec with a FULL SEASON order is awesome!! Made my night!!

    Comment by Cat – May 11, 2012 02:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SOOOOOO happy Parks & Rec. got a full season!!!! This is my favorite comedy of all time!

    Comment by Spencer – May 11, 2012 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for a full season pick up. I love “Parks and Rec”!

    Comment by Carrie – May 11, 2012 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank you NBC, you finally did something right! Still not happy about the HEROES cancellation – yea I know how to hold a grudge! Why couldn’t you make a 2-hour or something movie to wrap up the storyline??

    Comment by Ely – May 11, 2012 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • give me all the Parks & Rec you have.

    Comment by August – May 11, 2012 06:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I DON’T UNDERSTAND!

    Every other report has Parks and Rec as 13 episodes, then 22.

    Which is it?

    Comment by Shafoo – May 11, 2012 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This just made my day! Parks and Rec is literally the only show I really cared a lot about getting renewed. At least the only bubble show. I knew the reports that Parks, Community, and 30 Rock coming back for 13 episode final seasons wouldn’t be true. But the fact that it’s a full season makes me even happier the rumors were (mostly) wrong!

    Comment by Lindsey – May 12, 2012 12:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!

    Comment by Linda – May 12, 2012 12:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Im up set that the FIRM didnt make it. Thats y i hate tryin out new shows cuz you like them and the cancel them :-(

    Comment by Jeanette – May 12, 2012 05:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! I get Leslie, Ron & Co. for another season! I’m officially ecstatic!

    Comment by Natalie – May 12, 2012 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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