Fans of Parks and Recreation and Community can step off the ledge now. NBC has announced that they've renewed both critically-beloved-but-ratings-malnourished sitcoms for fourth and third seasons, respectively. The network also picked up another run of The Office, but you knew that was happening already. (After all, they're making plans to replace Steve Carell!)
“I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement. “Along with 30 Rock, they represent the best of what the NBC comedy brand stands for in terms of originality, wit, and sophistication. The Office continues to fire on all cylinders on the most competitive night of television, Parks & Recreation has come into its own this season as the rightful companion to The Office, and Community is one of the freshest comedies on any network and a solid foundation for Thursday night.” 30 Rock was renewed for another season earlier this year.
Anyway, great news! This is just further proof that the terrorists did not, in fact, win.