NBC Thursday Forecast: Parks and Rec Is All But Renewed, Community Season 6 a 'Possibility'
Appearing Sunday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, NBC president Robert Greenblatt was prompted to “go out on a limb” and drop this bit of sunshine on Pawnee: “Parks and Recreation is going to have a seventh season.”
The exec’s words, though just shy of a formal announcement, came on the heels of him declaring himself “bullish” on the future of both the acclaimed Amy Poehler-fronted comedy and its lead-in, Community.
However, Greenblatt only ventured so far as to say that Community Season 6 is a “strong possibility.”
Sizing up his other Thursday comedies, Greenblatt expressed frustration at the inability of either Sean Saves the World or The Michael J. Fox Show to draw remotely sizable audiences. Specifically, he said he was “not happy” with Fox‘s most recent 0.6 demo rating (in its first outing versus American Idol), and while moving that freshman comedy around the schedule might be one recourse, he admitted it faced an “uphill battle.”
Rounding out NBC Thursday, Parenthood has been holding rock-steady thus far this season, albeit with modest numbers. That said, Greenblatt touted the beloved family drama as “a show we love,” and as such he is “hopeful” for its renewal.