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NBC execs talk renewals and ratings at Television Critics Association press tour

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Although fans are a few months away from official renewal news on their favorite shows, NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt was able to offer a glimmer of hope and doom for some shows. In regards to ‘Parks and Recreation” Greenblatt said that he would go out on a limb and say that the show would be back for a 7th season. The confirmation comes on the heels of its lead actress Amy Poehler winning a Golden Globe for her role.

In addition to ‘Parks’, Greenblatt also commented on the fate of ‘Community’ saying it was a strong possibility the comedy starring Joel McHale would return as well. ‘Parenthood’ a fan favorite was described as doing well creatively and could get to another season.

The news wasn’t as great for the other NBC comedies ‘Sean Saves the World’ and ‘The Michael J. Fox Show’. Despite starring former ratings darlings Sean Hayes and Michael J Fox respectively, the shows have not performed well in the ratings and are falling well below the glory that NBC once enjoyed on Thursday nights thanks to shows like ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’.

Greenblatt acknowledged that it has been hard for the network to pick up steam for Thursday nights and said he was disappointed with the 0.6 demo rating. A full renewal list of all shows is expected to be released near the end of the current TV season in May.

Are you excited that ‘Parks and Recreation’ is coming back? Do you think ‘Sean Saves the World’ and ‘The Michael J. Fox Show’ deserve renewals for a second season? Post your comments below.


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