They’re no “Must-See” comedies, but given NBC’s sad state of affairs these days, The Office, Parks & Recreation and Community certainly rank as three of the network’s most successful current sitcoms. And, accordingly, all were renewed for the 2011-12 season today.
The Office is averaging 7.7 million viewers and a 4.0/10 among adults 18-49. Based on the hit BBC series, The Office is produced by Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille and Universal Media Studios. Developed for American audiences by Greg Daniels, the U.S. version won the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Season-to-date, Parks & Recreation is drawing 5.5 million viewers and a 2.8/7 among adults 18-49. Created by Daniels and Michael Schur, the series is produced by Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and UMS.
Now in its second season, Community is delivering 4.7 million viewers and a 2.1/6 among viewers 18-49. The series is produced by Krasnoff Foster Entertainment, Harmonious Claptrap, Russo Bros. and UMS, in association with Sony Pictures TV.
In picking up the series, newly arrived NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said, “I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively. 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.”