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NBC renews 30 Rock for seventh and final season + The Office, Community, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, Up All Night & Whitney all renewed

NBC has renewed Thursday night comedy 30 Rock for a seventh and final season. The final season order is for 13 episodes.

Meanwhile, The Office has also been renewed for a ninth season, along with Parenthood (season four–15 episodes), Community (season four — 13 episodes), Parks and Recreation (season five — 22 episodes), Up […]

Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, May 19, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
9.1/15 15.619M 4.7/13
7.7/12 12.488M 2.8/8
5.0/8 7.544M 2.5/7

2.9/5 4.658M 2.4/7
2.1/3 3.867M 1.5/4
0.8/1 1.323M 0.5/1

Complete ratings and breakdowns, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, March 17, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
9.0/16 15.458M 4.5/14
3.6/6 5.763M 1.7/5
3.1/5 4.752M 1.6/5

2.4/4 3.789M 1.5/5
2.1/4 4.752M 1.6/5
0.9/2 1.379M 0.5/2

Complete ratings and breakdowns, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

Continue reading Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, March 17, 2011

NBC renews The Office, Parks and Recreation and Community

NBC has issued pickups for three returning comedy series in 2011-12 that include “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Community,” it was announced today by Bob Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.

“I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively,” said Greenblatt. “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.”

The complete press release is included after the jump.

Continue reading NBC renews The Office, Parks and Recreation and Community

NBC Announces Season Finale Dates

NBC has announced season finale dates for several of their shows, with dates stretching from Monday, May 10th to Tuesday, May 25th.  The finales include Trauma (Monday, May 10, 9:00-10:00 p.m.), Mercy (Wednesday, May 12, 8:00-9:00 p.m.) and the entire Thursday night comedy block: Community (May 20, 8:00-8:30), Parks and Recreation (May 20, 8:30-9:00), The Office (9:00-9:30) and 30 Rock (May 20, 9:30-10:00).

Complete dates after the jump.

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Parks and Recreation Renewed by NBC For Third Season

NBC has gone ahead and picked up Parks and Recreation for a third season.  The show hasn’t done very well this season in the ratings (averaging just a 2.3 A18-49 rating), but its numbers have remained consistent within its 8:30 p.m. time period and it has shown solid retention from its lead-in Community.

NBC Picks up Community, Parks and Recreation and Mercy to Full Seasons

NBC has announced that the Wednesday-night medical drama Mercy and Thursday-night comedies Community and Parks and Recreation have all received back-nine orders, bringing their season episode totals to 22 each.

Source: E! Online

NBC Announces Portion Of 2009/2010 Lineup

NBC has unveiled a portion of their 2009-2010 lineup, announcing official renewals for Heroes, Southland, Parks and Recreation and Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday (six new episodes), and pickups of four new dramas: Trauma, Parenthood, Mercy and the event series Day One, plus two new comedies: Community and 100 Questions. You can check out the full press release after the jump.

Noticeably absent from the list?  Chuck, Medium, Law & Order and Life.  According to other reports, the first three shows (Chuck, Medium, Law & Order) are expected to eventually be picked up for another season each, but the news is grim for Life, which NBC has officially canceled.

Keep your eyes on the site for all the latest developments (and I expect to update the Television Season page shortly, so be on the look out for that).

Also, head through the jump, to see videos for four of the new shows: Community, Mercy, Parenthood and Trauma. Continue reading NBC Announces Portion Of 2009/2010 Lineup

NBC Renews Chuck, Medium and Law & Order + Pickups for Southland and Parks and Recreation

Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that NBC has issued renewals for three on-the-bubble shows: Chuck, Medium and Law & Order.

Earlier, Finke reported that the network has also renewed both Southland and Parks and Recreation.

NBC is expected to make some of their official renewal announcements tomorrow […]