NBC announced renewals earlier today for Community and Parenthood as well as renewing 30 Rock for a final season. Both of the comedy series renewals are for 13-episodes, with Parenthood’s up in the air. NBC announced earlier in the week that they planned to give most comedy series shorter orders so they can air more shows throughout the year while keeping them all fresh.
Earlier today many of The Office’s main stars (John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ed Helms) signed new contracts pretty much guaranteeing the series getting picked up. The only question mark for the comedy side for the network appears to be Parks and Recreationwith rumors pointing to the positive ends of things.
It appears as though drama Harry’s Law is closing in on a 13-episode midseason order with frosh comedies Whitney and Up All Night looking like they will get the axe.
With NBC’s upfronts coming early next week it’ll be interesting to see how their fall lineup pans out with the 4th place network needing to remake itself soon before the Peacock network bleeds even more viewers.