NBC Renews Low-Rated Sitcom and Orders Comedy Pilot TVWeek, THR

A sitcom on NBC that's a critical favorite but has perennially low ratings has been renewed, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt announced today, Jan. 19, 2014.

"Parks and Recreation" will get a season seven, Greenblatt said. Greenblatt also announced a three-year production deal with "Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler. Greenblatt didn't say whether the renewal was part of the production deal.

Greenblatt did anounce a new pilot as part of the production deal. Says The Hollywood Reporter, NBC "greenlit a comedy pilot starring 'Orange Is the New Black's' Natasha Lyonne. The untitled comedy was co-created by 'Parks and Recreation' star Poehler, who will also executive produce. Lyonne will star in the project known as 'Old Soul' and play a woman trying to find herself who, in the meantime, is working as the aide to a group of elderly people.

"The comedy hails from Universal Television, Paperkite Productions and 3 Arts. Poehler will exec produce alongside Dave Becky and Happy Endings duo Jonathan Fener and Josh Bycel, the latter two of whom will pen the script."