NBC has issued pickups for three returning comedy series in 2011-12 that include “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Community.” The announcement was made today by Bob Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.
“I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively,” said Greenblatt. “Along with ’30 Rock,’ they represent the best of what the NBC comedy brand stands for in terms of originality, wit, and sophistication. ‘The Office’ continues to fire on all cylinders on the most competitive night of television; ‘Parks & Recreation’ has come into its own this season as the rightful companion to ‘The Office’; and ‘Community’ is one of the freshest comedies on any network and a solid foundation for Thursday night.
“Community” airs Thursdays, 8-8:30 p.m. “The Office” airs Thursdays, 9-9:30 p.m. with “Parks and Recreation” to follow at 9:30-10 p.m. In addition, both “Parks and Recreation” and “Community” were honored last week by the prestigious William S. Paley Festival held in Beverly Hills, California.