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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 […]

NBC unveils mid-season 2012 schedule

NBC […] announced its new mid-season 2012 schedule which features the premieres of four new series in “Smash” (February 6), “The Firm” (two-hour premiere January 8, time slot premiere January 12), “Fashion Star” (March 13) and “Are You There, Chelsea?” (January 11). The new lineup also includes the return of “The Voice,” “30 Rock,” “The Celebrity Apprentice” and “Who Do You Think You Are?”

In addition, there are day and time period changes for “Whitney,” “Up All Night,” “Rock Center with Brian Williams” and “Harry’s Law.”

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, October 6, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
7.3/12 11.690M 2.9/8
7.0/11 11.205M 3.8/10
4.9/7 6.880M 2.1/6

3.1/5 4.657M 2.0/5
1.8/3 3.341M 1.6/4
1.6/2 2.258M 1.0/3

Complete ratings and breakdowns follow after the jump.

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NBC gives full-season pickups to Up All Night and Whitney

NBC has picked up the new comedies “Up All Night” and “Whitney” for the remainder of the 2011-12 season, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment.

“We made comedy an important goal for us this season and I’m very pleased to be making full-season commitments to both ‘Whitney’ and ‘Up All Night’,” said Greenblatt. “We’re thrilled with the creative direction of both shows as well as the potential for them to continue to build loyal audiences over the coming months. We’re proud of all of the producers, writers, actors, and directors who have worked so hard to bring these shows to life.”

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Photo Gallery: NBC’s Whitney

Click over the jump to check out a gallery for NBC’s new series Whitney.

A hilarious look at modern love, “Whitney” is a new multi-camera comedy series about Whitney (Whitney Cummings, “Chelsea Lately”) and Alex (Chris D’Elia, “Glory Daze”), a happily unmarried couple. Together for five years, the duo is in no rush to get hitched. However, after attending yet another one of their friends’ weddings, Whitney realizes that she and Alex are dangerously close to relationship boredom. Determined not to let that happen, Whitney consults her close circle of opinionated girlfriends — including Lily (Zoe Lister-Jones, “The Other Guys”) and Roxanne (Rhea Seehorn, “The Starter Wife”) — and then snaps into action. A few awkward sexy costumes and one botched seductive evening later, the couple ends up in the emergency room. Even so, Whitney and Alex realize that while their relationship might not be perfect on paper, they really do love each other — and that works for them. Also starring are Maulik Pancholy (NBC’s “30 Rock”) as Lily’s perfect boyfriend, and Dan O’Brien (“How I Met Your Mother”) as an eternal bachelor. “Whitney” is produced by Universal Media Studios and Scott Stuber Productions. Stuber (“The Break Up”), Quan Phung, Betsy Thomas (“My Boys”) and Barry Katz (“Last Comic Standing”) are executive producers. Cummings also serves as executive producer/writer. Andy Ackerman (“Seinfeld,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine”) is an executive producer and directed the pilot.

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Full trailers for NBC 2011-12 shows

Click over the jump to check out full trailers for 10 of NBC’s 12 new shows: Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, Awake, Bent, Free Agents, Grimm, The Playboy Club, Prime Suspect, Smash, Up All Night and Whitney.

Keep up with all the latest NBC Upfront 2011 news at the network’s dedicated page here.

You can also find news for the other networks — ABC, CBS, The CW and FOX — at the Television 2011-12 page here.

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NBC picks up two more comedies

In addition to previous pickups at the network — see here for details — NBC has picked up two additional comedies: Whitney and Up All Night. Here are the details courtesy THR:

Whitney. The multicamera comedy, from Universal Media Studios, is based on the stand-up comedy of Whitney Cummings and revolves around […]