Community and Parks and Recreation Are No Longer on the Cancellation Bubble

Will the NBC comedies who've been renewed please take a step forward?

(The Office, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Community, Outsourced, and Perfect Couples all step forward.)

Ah ah! Not so fast, Outsourced and Perfect Couples!

NBC had previously renewed 30 Rock and today the network officially renewed The Office, which was no big surprise. But it also gave additional seasons to Parks and Recreation and Community, officially making me a happy man. The fates of the latter two were just a tad in question, but that is true no more.

This trio of renewals doesn't necessarily mean that Outsourced and Perfect Couples are doomed to the soup kitchen. NBC will likely hold off on making decisions on those shows until it can get a better look at the NBC pilots that are currently in-development, which appear to be a decent crop. There are three potential slots left to fill (should NBC continue its three-hour comedy block), so one would think they have a decent shot. But don't forget that NBC is under new management, so the schedule could easily be shaken up for next fall. If I had to guess, I'd say NBC will try its luck with three new comedies. But what do i know?

In the meantime, let's all be happy that Community will be back. And Parks and Recreation and The Office, too.


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It's great Parks and Rec will be back. It's easily the best NBC show on Thursday (and 2nd best sitcom behind only Big Bang Theory). But I gave Community yet another chance last week and again I fail to see what anyone thinks is great about that show. Chevy Chase had one great line about 30 seconds in and the the rest of the episode was dull like always. Unless they're doing a theme (D&D, Call of duty/Paintball) it's usually not very good.
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Community, Parks & Rec and 30 Rock so needed to be renewed. The others are basically in the "who cares" category...
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Thank God! Community is my favorite, non-animated comedy on t.v. right now. However, I must admit, Outsourced has grown on me. Diedrich Bader and Rizwan Manji play absolutely hilarious characters!
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This is good news. I love Parks & Recreation.
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really glad about Parks and rec and the office, best comedies on NBC, I'd prefer to see another season of outsourced over couples... but I'm not gonna hold my breath on either.
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perfect couples is a funny show, outsourced should get cancelled...just terrible
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I'm so glad that Community will be back, it's one of the two shows I truly look forwards to all week. (The other being Fringe..) Now all NBC needs to do is renew Chuck, and every show I like on their network will be back next season.
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Office - NO!!!! I wish they would put it in the bin!
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Community! :D
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Great news about Community!! I kinda like Outsourced, hope it stays but I won't be crying if its gone.
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Love that community and Parks and Recreation are going to be back.
These shows are really different than the other comedies.(in a good way)
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Great News! Community will be back ... I like that!
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Community is awsome! 30 rock and outsourced has stagnated, but they are still entertaining.
the rest of the shows are crap.
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So happy for both but Community especially!
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Yay. Community! :D I only watch two comedies (HIMYM & Community) so I'm really glad it's coming back.
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I guess the big question for me was...Is Parks and Recreation getting a full season order, or will it be taken to midseason again, which would make me sad? :)/:(
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Community!!! This made my year!
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Everybody else is doing it, so-- Yay!! Community Rules!// Also, is Will Ferrel really joining The Office? Cuz that, I gotta see....
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Yay!
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Yay, Community!
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Thrilled about Community! And that Tim is now a happy man.
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Pand R is just cool!
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I'm a fan of all shows mentioned except Perfect Couples, that doesn't even look worth trying. Outsourced is not bad at all - I feel it was automatically dogged by people for it's premise, just like The Cleveland Show (which itself is pretty good too).
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Yay 30 Rock and Parks & Recreation!!!!!
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outsourced is terrible, i hope it dies.
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Great news about community :)
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you got my hopes up about perfect couples getting renewed
good one
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Yay Community and Parks 2 of the best, now just for Fringe to survive as well....
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Great news for Community and Parks and Recreation!!!
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Yay for Community :D
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community!!!! :D
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YAY! More Community!
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You think Perfect Couples might work simply based on Olivia Munns Hotness but god that show BLOWS!. She should've stuck to Attack of the Show, definitely her niche. She was actually really funny on AotS where as she is not funny at all on her new comedy show. hmmmm?
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