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.

 
  • s0303

    @kenny total viewers do not matter, it’s the 18-49 demo…and whitney is beating harry’s law in the demo pretty easily :)

  • Elan

    How many episodes is The Office renewal for?

  • Jenny

    @Mary “ @Mars, I’m sure that if NBC was successful they wouldn’t be using the time-share method. The only reason they’re doing it now is because they’re desperate. They don’t have any bona fide hits. .”

    I agree. I think NBC is throwing a Hail Mary, Going For Broke, Thinking Out Of The Box.
    NBC is clearly stating that they do not believe in any of their shows and they want all new shows on the NBC network. The only show that is safe is The Voice. NBC is tired of being in fourth place and the only way to for it to be competitive is to throw out all the old shows and bring in new ones. And when you look at their ratings, trends and total viewers, this is a good strategy; NBC does not have much to lose at this point.

    Next Fall, Any show can be replaced at Any time at NBC. Look at all the shows that were renewed for 13 to 15 episodes (even Parenthood). Basically all NBC sows are filler for time slots, until NBC can find shows to replace them.
    And when you look at their ratings, trends and total viewers, this is a good strategy; NBC does not have much to lose at this point.

  • MJDB

    Love Whitney!!! Was getting worried with all the comedy pilots, but when they picked up that multi-cam the worries went away.

    @Robert Seidman

    Was Whitney a full season?

  • Matt

    why does nbc have about 20 comedies lined up for next year?

  • Holly

    @Matt,

    why does nbc have about 20 comedies lined up for next year?

    They’re going with the “throw everything at the wall and pray something sticks” method?

  • Chuck_T

    P&R deserves a full season. It is consistently the funniest show on NBC thursday and gets nearly as good 18-49 rating as The Office does now.

  • Raz162

    With NBC renewing Community, 30 Rock, and P&R, I can’t be too mad at them for renewing that execrable disaster masquerading as a sitcom known as Whitney.

  • Justin

    The Office Should’ve gotten only 13 episodes and Community should’ve gotten 22 episodes.

  • were123

    Yes!!! So Happy Up all Night got renewed :D

  • cheryl m

    @ Holly

    They’re going with the “throw everything at the wall and pray something sticks” method?

    Well thank god somebody does im sick of liking something then its gone for some worse crap

  • You Go Girl

    YES! YES! YES!

    WHITNEY GOT RENEWED

  • The End

    Probably worth noting a dozen websites are running the same story of the ‘rumor’ Harry’s Law may get a shortened season. Doesn’t mean anything yet.

  • Holly

    @cheryl m,

    More shows on deck just means it’s easier to cancel shows that don’t stick, including ones you like.

  • Colonel

    @RAZ162

    It’s all a matter of perception, IMO Community is what you described Whitney as.

  • marc

    so that probably means they’re holding Community back until something fails, right? And if something fails very early (like Free Agents) they’ll extend the order

  • Jenny

    @ Holly ‘ @Matt, why does nbc have about 20 comedies lined up for next year?

    They’re going with the “throw everything at the wall and pray something sticks” method? ‘

    I agree, NBC does not seem to have a logical plan like the other networks

    @Mary “ @Mars, I’m sure that if NBC was successful they wouldn’t be using the time-share method. The only reason they’re doing it now is because they’re desperate. They don’t have any bona fide hits. .”

    I agree. I think NBC is throwing a Hail Mary, Going For Broke, Thinking Out Of The Box.
    NBC is clearly stating that they do not believe in any of their shows and they want all new shows on the NBC network. The only show that is safe is The Voice. NBC is tired of being in fourth place and the only way to for it to be competitive is to throw out all the old shows and bring in new ones. And when you look at their ratings, trends and total viewers, this is a good strategy; NBC does not have much to lose at this point.

    Next Fall, Any show can be replaced at Any time at NBC. Look at all the shows that were renewed for 13 to 15 episodes (even Parenthood). Basically all NBC sows are filler for time slots, until NBC can find shows to replace them.
    And when you look at their ratings, trends and total viewers, this is a good strategy; NBC does not have much to lose at this point.

  • You Go Girl

    I can’t stop myself but YES! YES! YES!

    WHITNEY GOT RENEWED

  • Max

    @TheEnd

    Yeah, the Harry’s Law rumor will be proven nothing more than just that. NBC won’t give it a 3rd season, either short/long/fall/spring. They just can’t. It would be like throwing away money.

  • Jenny

    oops, some spelling errors, corrected below

    @ Holly ” @Matt, why does nbc have about 20 comedies lined up for next year?

    They’re going with the “throw everything at the wall and pray something sticks” method? ”

    I agree, NBC does not seem to have a logical plan like the other networks

    @Mary “ @Mars, I’m sure that if NBC was successful they wouldn’t be using the time-share method. The only reason they’re doing it now is because they’re desperate. They don’t have any bona fide hits. .”

    I agree. I think NBC is throwing a Hail Mary, Going For Broke, Thinking Out Of The Box.
    NBC is clearly stating that they do not believe in any of their shows and they want all new shows on the NBC network. The only show that is safe is The Voice. NBC is tired of being in fourth place and the only way to for it to be competitive is to throw out all the old shows and bring in new ones. And when you look at their ratings, trends and total viewers, this is a good strategy; NBC does not have much to lose at this point.

    Next Fall, Any show can be replaced at Any time at NBC. Look at all the shows that were renewed for 13 to 15 episodes (even Parenthood). Basically all NBC shows are filler for time slots, until NBC can find shows to replace them.
    And when you look at their ratings, trends and total viewers, this is a good strategy; NBC does not have much to lose at this point.

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