'Parks and Recreation,' 'Up All Night' and 'Whitney' renewed
NBC has renewed "Parks and Recreation," "Up All Night" and "Whitney," the network announced on Friday.
NBC also canceled four scripted series which debuted this year - "Harry's Law," "Awake," "Bent," "Best Friends Forever" and "Are You There, Chelsea?"
"Parks and Recreation" was renewed for a fourth season, with a full 22 episode order, unlike returning series "30 Rock" and "Community," which received 13 episode orders.
The show follows the lives of the workers of a Parks and Recreation department of the city of Pawnee, Indiana, who struggle to survive in the tough economic climate. Poehler plays Leslie Knope, the office's deputy director and the newly-elected city council member.
"Parks and Recreation," which also stars Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt and Rob Lowe, aired its fourth season finale on Thursday, May 10. The NBC comedy series has been nominated for four Emmy Awards since its debut in 2009, including a Best Comedy nod last year. Poehler nabbed nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role on the series in 2010 and 2011.
Rashida Jones Tweeted, "Season Five Pickup for Parks and Rec!!! City Council, bitches!!!!"
"Up All Night," which stars Christina Applegate and Will Arnett as new parents, received a full-season order. The freshman comedy, which also stars Maya Rudolph, received solid ratings after being moved from Wednesdays to Thursday night's comedy block.
"Congrats to all the peeps who work on 'up all night.' We have a job, well for 13 weeks at least. See ya soon," Applegate Tweeted on Friday.
Whitney Cummings' comedy series "Whitney" was renewed for a second season, despite receiving abysmal reviews from critics.
The comedienne Tweeted, "'whitney' is picked up for a season 2! To everyone who supported the show thank you and to those who didn't are you single and can we date?"
Kathy Bates received an Emmy nomination for her role in "Harry's Law," but the series was canceled during its sophomore season and will air its series finale on May 20. The show received solid viewers in its Sunday night timeslot.
Chelsea Handler's scripted comedy, "Are you There, Chelsea?" was based on the funny lady's New York Times best-selling book, "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea." The series, which starred Laura Prepon as Chelsea and the talk show host as her older sister, was canceled after receiving mediocre ratings.
Also canceled were Kyle Killen's drama "Awake," Amanda Peet's comedy "Bent" and the Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair comedy, "Best Friends Forever."
NBC announced on May 10 that "Community" and "Parenthood" had been renewed fourth seasons and "30 Rock" would return for its seventh and final season. The network has also taken on two new shows, "Do No Harm" and "Infamous."