Another NBC Renewal

02/01/2010 at 12:05 pm | Posted in Net/Spec | 1 Comment
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NBC has given another show a renewal for the 2010-2011 season.

Parks & Recreation has been given a 3rd season on NBC.

This renewal comes earlier than usual, due to certain production timing issues.

The show – which started in the spring of 2009 – got off with meager ratings.  However, NBC believed in it enough to give it a second season to grow (which it did for The Office, NBC‘s highest-rated scripted program currently).  Parks & Rec has grown their audience this season, and has been receiving praise from critics this season.

While the show is still the weak link (A18-49) in the Thursday NBC comedy block, it does quite well (in the top 15 primetime series) with 18-49 households with a $100,000+ annual income level.

Fans of Community (the lead-in for P&R) beware:  While this show outperforms Parks & Recreation in the ratings, I would not see P&R‘s renewal as a for sure that Community gets renewed for a second season.  There are many factors that would determine its fate, but probably the biggest would be whether or not NBC picks up any new sitcoms during the pilot season.  If they order a few new shows, then Community might get bumped to make room for one (given that NBC doesn’t tend to air sitcoms on any other night, and The Office & 30 Rock aren’t going anywhere).

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  1. […] Not wanting to miss out on the production window needed for one of their shows, NBC made a renewal announcement […]


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