NBC Renews Parenthood, Orders a Final Season of 30 Rock

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NBC continued its flurry of renewals today by picking up bubble show Parenthood and a final season of Emmy-winning comedy 30 Rock, says TV Line. NBC is expected to announce its 2012-2013 schedule on Monday at its official Upfront presentation, but at this point, most of the surprise will already have left the building.

Parenthood had danced along the line between getting renewed and getting canceled, but a late charge in the series' third season gave it just the nudge it needed to earn a renewal. So far, it's only the second drama to return to NBC's schedule for 2012-2013: Law & Order: SVU was renewed for a 14th season yesterday.

More interesting is the renewal of 30 Rock for a final season. The Tina Fey-starring comedy will get 13 episodes to end things after a very successful run of seven seasons (the show is currently in Season 6). This seems to fall in line with rumors that surfaced earlier this week that NBC would be renewing many of its comedies for shortened 13-episode seasons. Could a final 13-episode season of The Office be coming, too?

We haven't heard anything yet about Community or Parks and Recreation. Or Whitney, for that matter.

But for now, more Parenthood! More 30 Rock! Good decisions, NBC.


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