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30 Rock Likely To Return For One More Season, Updates On Community, Whitney, Parks And Rec
As we hear the good news released for some new TV comedies headed to NBC, we're left to wonder what will become of the currently airing shows. Will they be back next fall, or left off the line-up come next week when NBC unveils their full 2012-2013 programming. There are some vague updates on some NBC comedies, most of which sound fairly optimistic.
While nothing has been made official yet, Deadline reports that it's looking like 30 Rock will return for Season 7. Their sources says deals have been closed with some of the writers (Josh Siegal, Jack Burditt, Dylan Morgan) on the show to return for what's likely to be the last season, which will consist of 13-14 episodes. 30 Rock approaching its final season is something that's been rumored. Just last month Alec Baldwin was reported to have said that the seventh season was likely to be its last.
Things are looking less optimistic for Whitney, which isn't likely to return. I can't say I'm disappointed with that news. Meanwhile Up All Night's fate is still up in the air, but Deadline reports that executive producer Jon Pollack has moved over to NBC's recently ordered comedy series Go On. That may be an indication that Up All Night is on the way out. Or it could just be a bit of writer shuffling. Given UaN's ratings though, I'm inclined to think the former is the case, but we'll see soon enough.
As for Community and Parks and Recreation, both are reportedly still in the running, though nothing specific was mentioned on Community's chances of returning other than that it's still a possibility, but Deadline does sound optimistic that Parks and Rec will be back. Assuming these comedies do return, it sounds like we should expect shortened seasons for both of them. Given the stockpile of new comedies NBC already has accumulating for next season, that makes sense. And if we're going glass-half-full here, I'll certainly take less over none at all!
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