NBC Renews ‘Community’ & ’30 Rock’

Two of NBC's signature comedies will return next season for 13 episodes each.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

When NBC picked up four new comedy series earlier this week, some fans worried about what that meant for the current Thursday night comedies.But it appears that NBC will retain its current lineup, albeit with a lot fewer episodes.

NBC has officially renewed "Community" for a fourth season and "30 Rock" for a seventh and final season of 13 episodes each. That's considerably less than the 22 to 24 episodes both series have received in the past. However, it's believed that NBC went with the short episode orders so that the network could have room for the new sitcoms on its schedule. And while "30 Rock" will definitely finish its run next year, NBC didn't say that next season has to be the end of "Community."

As of 5:00pm PST, there is no word yet whether "The Office" or "Parks and Recreation" will be renewed. But both of those series are likely to return with shortened episode orders as well.

NBC also renewed "Parenthood" for another season and picked two more dramas: a medical series about a doctor with a Mr. Hyde-like alter ego called "Do No Harm" and "Infamous," which follows a female detective as goes undercover to get near wealthy family in order to solve the murder of her closest friend.

The complete fall schedule for NBC will be announced later this month.