NBC Commits To Seventh Season Of ‘Parks & Recreation’, Talks ‘Community’s Future

parks & RecreationNBC Chairman made the announcement when pressed by critics at TCA about the future of well reviewed by ratings-challenged Parks & Recreation. He initially said he was “bullish” on the show’s chances before going a step further, stating that “Parks & Recreation is going to have a seventh season.” NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke was quick to jump in and note that a renewal for Parks & Recreation does not impact a pickup decision on Community, which NBC brass also like but will evaluate their comedy plans for next season before making a decision.

Comments (18)

  • Great news. Parks and Rec is a fantastic show with loveable characaters.

    Comment by Jamie T D — Sunday January 19, 2014 @ 10:12am PST  
  • I hope they renew Community too. Its good to have the creator back on as show runner! You can notice the difference.

    Comment by Mark — Sunday January 19, 2014 @ 10:14am PST  
  • Considering they don’t have any true family sitcoms, and Parks is coming back, is it ok to have faith in NBC again?

    Comment by Jeff — Sunday January 19, 2014 @ 10:22am PST  
  • Sorry, I meant family sitcom PILOTS. Just workplace and relationship ones, all from good writers.

    Comment by Jeff — Sunday January 19, 2014 @ 10:23am PST  
    • NBC gave a family sitcom a 12-episode order already.
      “Working The Engles, created and written by Katie Ford and Jane Ford, centers on a family who must band together to keep their heads above water when their father and breadwinner passes away, leaving them a mountain of debt.”

      Comment by Feedback — Sunday January 19, 2014 @ 12:15pm PST  
      • That’s an adult family comedy. Totally different. I read a script, it’s kind of similar to Arrested Development. It’s very work-oriented. It’s in the name WORKING the Engels.

        Comment by Jeff — Monday January 20, 2014 @ 10:50am PST  
  • Love this move!

    Comment by All the other network presidents — Sunday January 19, 2014 @ 10:34am PST  
  • I hope they add some new characters. Still a great show but they need something to shake it up (like they did with the addition of Rob Lowe and Adam Scott years ago.) This season not the funniest.

    Comment by Terry T — Sunday January 19, 2014 @ 10:35am PST  
  • Yeah, a couple of new characters needed for Parks.

    Or they could just come back to London… primarily so I could gatecrash and thank them for a top show :-)

    Comment by Nick — Sunday January 19, 2014 @ 11:05am PST  
  • Wow, I’m really happy for Parks and Rec, but also genuinely surprised. I’m surprised that they’ve managed to keep this talented group together through all the near cancellations. As long as they keep Andy and Ron Swanson I’ll tune in every night!

    Comment by Matt — Sunday January 19, 2014 @ 11:06am PST  
  • So NBC’s master plan is more seasons of shows that transformed “Must See Thursdays” into “NBC is still on the air?” Univision already beats them, how soon before MyTV Net starts beating NBC too? All PBS needs to beat them is moving Downtown Abbey to Thursdays.

    Comment by Michael — Sunday January 19, 2014 @ 11:45am PST  
  • I was a little disappointed by the most recent episode of Parks & Rec but I’m really glad to see the series get picked up for another season. Plus the Community – Parks & Rec block on Thursday nights should be a no brain win – win.

    Comment by Michael — Sunday January 19, 2014 @ 11:53am PST  
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