And the renewal news just keeps coming in...and giving fans a coronary!
We also can confirm that 30 Rock has been renewed. But...hold the phone. It's only getting 13 episodes? So is it ending? And what about Parks and Recreation, The Office and Community? Here's the latest:
Though NBC has not issued any official announcements yet (the network will reveal its full fall schedule on Monday), sources tell us that 30 Rock will end after its seventh season of 13 episodes. The news is somewhat expected, as both Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin's contracts are up after season seven, and Alec has hinted (repeatedly) he is ready to leave.
NBC is not commenting on any pickup/cancellation rumors prior to Monday.
As for reports that Community and Parks and Recreation will be receiving shortened and...wait for it...final seasons, sources tell us that is "false and premature...That has not been finalized yet."
According to an Office insider, the show's fate has yet to be determined; however, we can confirm the Deadline report that stars Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski and Ed Helms are close to finalizing deals to stay on the show...should the show get renewed for another season.
NBC also picked up Do No Harm, a medical drama pilot with a Jekyll & Hyde-esque twist that stars Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me), recently renewed Law & Order: SVU for a 14th season, and ordered Dick Wolf's firefighter drama pilot Chicago Fire, starring Vampire Diaries' Taylor Kinney and House's Jesse Spencer.
While Parenthood, which stars Lauren Graham, Peter Krause and Dax Shepard, has struggled in the ratings, it has remained a favorite among critics and its season three finale pulled in its strongest ratings since November.
(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)