New Seasons Announced for THE OFFICE, COMMUNITY, and PARKS AND RECREATION

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Good news for fans of NBC’s Thursday night comedies! NBC announced today that it has renewed THE OFFICE, COMMUNITY, and PARKS AND RECREATION for the
2011-12 season. This will be the eighth season of The Office and the third season for both Community and Parks and Recreation.

Bob Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment said,

“I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively. 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 and 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 has already been renewed for next season, so this just leaves Perfect Couples and Outsourced unaccounted for on NBC’s Thursday night schedule.

One of television’s most critically acclaimed comedies, The Office has been nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series every season and won the award in 2006. Its ensemble has also been nominated every season since 2006 for the SAG Award (winning in 2007 and 2008) and was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for four consecutive seasons (2007-2010). The series received the George Foster Peabody Award in 2006.

Community (Thursdays, 8-8:30 p. m. ET) is averaging a 2.1/6 in 18-49 and 4.7 million viewers overall, continuing to deliver solid numbers in a time period that includes competition from Fox’ American Idol, CBS’s Big Bang Theory and ABC’s Wipeout.

Season to date, Parks and Recreation (Thursdays, 9:30-10 p. m. ET) is delivering a 2.8/7 in 18-49 and 5.5 million viewers overall. With its move this season to Thursday’s 9:30 p. m. ET half-hour, Parks and Recreation is up versus last season by 17 percent in adult 18-49 rating (2.8 vs. 2.4) and up 9 percent in total viewers (5.5 million vs. 5.1 million). In the valuable adult 18-34 demographic, Parks and Recreation is NBC’s #2 scripted series and ranks in the top 20 overall with a 3.2 rating.

Are you glad to have these shows back for another season?