NBC has announced that it has handed out early renewals for its Thursday night comedies "Parks & Recreation", "Community" and "The Office".
"I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively," said NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob 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."
Especially "The Office" will face a great challenge next season, when it has to continue with longtime lead Steve Carrell.