NBC announced that it is bringing back three of its Thursday night sitcoms next season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, made the announcement that “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Community” will be back for the 2011-12 season.
"I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies, which are all at the top of their game creatively,” Greenblatt said.
Currently in its seventh season, “The Office” has been averaging 7.7 million viewers with a 4.0 rating in adults 18-49, the story says. Steve Carell is leaving the show, with his farewell episode due in late April.
“Parks and Recreation,” starring Amy Poehler, is averaging 5.5 million total viewers and a 2.8 rating in 18-49 in its third season, while “Community,” in its second season, is pulling in 4.7 million total viewers and a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49.
The network previously announced that it is bringing back “30 Rock.” No word yet on first-year sitcoms “Outsourced” and “Perfect Couples,” both of which have been poor ratings performers.