If it’s not the best possible timeline, it’s one of the better ones. NBC announced Thursday that Community has been renewed, for a 13-episode season. The move represented a reprieve for fans of the show who, when it was pulled from the schedule last year, feared was done for good.
The news capped a busy day for NBC, which earlier had announced the renewals of Parenthood and 30 Rock, the latter of which for a 13-episode final season. The fate of Parks & Recreation remains undecided.
Meanwhile, the network said it had re-signed three stars of The Office- John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and Ed Helms- for next season.