The drama over what NBC will do with “30 Rock” appears to be coming to a conclusion. Deadline.com reports that the network will probably bring the comedy back for a shortened seventh season — and that season will be its last.
The Emmy-winning series is likely to return for 13 to 14 episodes, the story reports.
NBC has struck deals with several key "30 Rock" writers, as well as with co-executive producers Jack Burditt and Josh Siegal & Dylan Morgan, the story notes.
Other returning NBC comedies might also receive shortened season orders. "Community" and "Parks and Recreation" are both in the running for renewal, but it’s likely they’ll both get short orders, the piece reports. The shorter seasons will enable NBC to save some money, allowing it to order new comedies, the story adds.