For those of you who were worried for whatever reason about “Parks and Recreation” being canceled after the exit of Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones, don’t be. While there has not been any sort of official announcement made just yet, NBC head Robert Greenblatt basically said today while at TCA that the show is going to be back for a seventh season.
Were this almost any other network, this show probably would have been gone a while ago, but NBC’s comedies have struggled in the ratings for a long time, and this is at this point their strongest-performing show in the genre. It’s been helped since moving away from “The Big Bang Theory,” and there are still some interesting stories to tell from Pawnee. We maybe only see another year or two left in the tank beyond this one, mostly because comedies tend to start flaming out at around season 8.
Meanwhile, Greenblatt also gave some good news about the fate of “Community” moving forward. While there were no promises, he hinted that it was a strong possibility that the show would get a sixth season by using the word “bullish” to describe his feelings about it. The show has at least been solid, and fares pretty close to where “Parks and Recreation” does. We want “Community” to make it to a season 6 and then end after a movie … mostly because this is the sort of meta stuff that Dan Harmon, the writers, and the character of Abed Nadir would so love.
Of course, Greenblatt was hardly so optimistic about either “Sean Saves the World” or “The Michael J. Fox Show,” which are both probably canceled the moment that they end their runs this year. This was NBC’s attempt to become more of a family destination, and it failed miserably.
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