Fans of NBC’s Thursday comedies can breathe a sigh of relief: The network announced this afternoon it’s renewing Community, Parks and Recreation and The Office. They join the returning 30 Rock, which was picked up for a sixth season in November.
“I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively,” Bob Greenblatt, NBC’s entertainment chairman, said in a statement. “Along with 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.”
There’s no word yet on the fate of freshman comedies Perfect Couples and Outsourced, which complete NBC’s Thursday night programming.