Updated (2): 'Parks & Recreation' - Now With a Full Season - Renewed; 'The Office' and 'Up All Night' and 'Whitney' Renewed by NBC Too

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May 11th, 2012

Update 2: Parks & Recreation is now for a full season order of 22 episodes. Whitney is now renewed too!

Update: NBC has renewed Up All Night for a second season.

NBC has renewed Parks & Recreation and The Office. Parks & Recreation for a fifth season and The Office for a 9th season.  The order for Parks & Recreation as widely rumored (and as with Community, surprising to me due to the proximity to enough episodes for syndication) was for only 13 episodes turns out to be 22 episodes after all.

Still hearing rumblings that Whitney is getting renewed too, but not official yet. Now official.

None of these renewals is shocker despite the TV media scratching their heads over Whitney. Bill had Whitney more likely to be renewed than canceled and I had Whitney as a toss up.

NBC has also picked up comedy Next Caller starring Dane Cook for six episodes, likely to appear mid-season.

  • Rebecca

    Yay! Is there an episode count? Looking forward to more of P&R.

  • Julia

    Any word on number of episodes?

  • Chris L


    Yeah, dry humor is totally my thing. Thanks.

  • morningtvwatcher

    FINALLY!!! What took them So Long!? It’s really one of the better and smarter show they have!

  • Dan

    Are You There, Chelsea? needs to be renewed too!!!

  • shawn

    I know it won’t happen..but damnit I wish harry’s Law would get renewed…..so many viewers, but that stupid demo is low..GRRR

  • bluelp85

    Yay! Time to Treat yo self.

  • The End

    @more to come…

    I bet you can’t wait to do the Harry’s Law is cancelled announcement here lol. It’l come.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Julia: 13 for P&R.

  • Kyle R

    No wonder they’re giving almost everything shortened seasons. They’re going to have ALOT of sitcoms.

  • SJ

    Wow, 13 for Parks and Rec. dissapointing.

  • Bunny

    I can’t believe I was right with my prediction of Happy Endings being dead last..

    Good For P&R! Their finale was outstanding!

  • Name

    I imagine both P&R and Community will get an additional “final” number of episodes after their 13.

  • joel

    Well since most of the Thursday sitcoms are near end of life they’ll have to develop a new strong Thursday sitcom schedule within the next couple of years.

  • Kavyn

    Community and PR should have gotte full seasons. Yay for the renewal but BOO for the episode count!

  • Kavyn


  • Sigh

    @ Michael

    What? Have you even watched these shows?

    Only the original British Office was “dry humor.” The American Office is a more light-hearted, accessible spin on the cringe-iness, and over the years the show has devolved further and further into being a ridiculous cartoon.

    Parks & Rec, on the other hand, is just an uproariously funny show. Chris Pratt and Nick Offerman regularly have me guffawing like an idiot.

  • Ray

    Please. You didn’t “expect” Up All Night to be renewed. Why are you taking credit?

  • Anthony

    Deadline is saying that Parks and Up All Night were renewed (they say no word on office or whitney).

  • rob60990

    Up All Night? wasn’t this show pulling low 1s? Wow has NBC stooped low.

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