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.

  • leonard

    NBC is really dead next season.

  • Nick

    There sure seems to be a lot of Harry’s Law fans here.

    Still don’t understand how it can’t even break a 1.0 demo. Just makes absolutely no sense to me in the slightest.

  • Danny Control

    The problem I got with NBC they have no protected timeslots so most things are going to flop just like they have the past few years.

  • SJ


    EW also has The Office as officially renewed…

  • tvfreak

    @Brock: You’re right! UAN was a real waste of The Office’s lead-in, not like P&R.

  • Andrew

    Really bad news for Community. This is a very crowded schedule right now, they could easily designate Community for a mid-season schedule replacement that might not be available.

  • J

    TV guide has the Office renewal up too :)

  • WKD2

    I like Whitney and so does my wife. Even if you didn’t like the show, NBC was very smart to keep Whitney Cummings with the network. She Co-Created 2 Broke Girls for CBS and Created her show. NBC needs to keep talented people like her and Tina Fey around.

  • Tina

    they just aren’t going to let the Office die with any dignity are they?

  • Jenny

    @ Tina “they just aren’t going to let the Office die with any dignity are they?”

    I agree. I use to like the Office, but the last year was very bad. And the last eposide was super bad.
    NBC should just let it go away with some dignity, the last year just hurt its legacy, and the last eposide really hurt its legacy.

  • Freyja

    As I said before So NBC passes on Rosanne Barr and John Goodman for Dane Cook? And they renew all their bubble comedies, do they want to stay in last place?

    I hope ABC or CBS take that Rosanne Barr and John Goodman comedy and it hits, leaving egg all over NBC again…

  • Oliver

    Has anyone reported the length of Whitney’s order?

  • Jenny

    @ Freyja you are right. NBC even passed up and gave a show developed from the people from the Office, and gave it to Fox. Now everyone is saying it is going to be a big hit.

    Then NBC picks up a Dane Cook show. No wonder NBC is in 4th place.

  • Adam

    And with ‘Are You There, Chelsea?’, ‘Bent’ & ‘BFF’ having been canceled that rounds out all of NBC’s comedies this season. Although I new it was going to happen, I’m gutted about Bent being canceled. I was praying for a Seinfeld situation but I knew it was a long shot. P&R is great and I’m glad it’s been renewed, Up All Night I was starting to doubt but thank god its been renewed. The Office has been picked up but not for a final season which shocks me considering it’s losing James Spader and probably losing Mindy Kaling now that her show’s been picked up by FOX. Whitney I’m actually quite happy about because I do like it.

  • J

    @Jenny, yeah it was weird they gave up on the Mindy Kaling project, considering how funny and talented she is I think that’s a major #fail for NBC.

  • Jordan

    I still don’t understand why Community wouldn’t get a full season order when it’s so close to the magic number for syndication. IT MAKES NO SENSE!

    I’d rather have a half season than nothing though. And hooray for Whitney! Yes, I do like it.

  • John

    Whitneys season average was no better than Up All Nights. It even lost more of the office lead in than Up ALl Night did..

  • Gabe

    I really don’t get why they would renew Whitney, but I’m glad for the fans of the show.

  • Dan S

    NBC is going to have a lot of time sharing shows next season. Less reruns may mean higher ratings long term. Waiting on pins & needles waiting for Harry’s fate which could come anytime now. Glad P&R got a 22 episode renewal & shouldnt be held back for midseason

  • buttondiet

    Happy for Whitney :D though I was expecting it to be renewed anyway.

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