NBC Picks Up ’30 Rock’

NBC comedy renewed for a sixth season

NBC has renewed Thursday-night comedy "30 Rock" for a sixth season.

NBC also announced Monday that the Emmy-winning series will begin airing at 10 p.m. on Jan. 20, as the network extends its Thursday-night comedy block into the 10 o'clock hour for the first time.

"We are happy to confirm the pickup of '30 Rock' for another season," said Angela Bromstad, president of primetime entertainment for NBC and Universal Media Studios. "It continues to be a bold, hilarious, sophisticated comedy that has become a classic in its own right."

Airing Thursday nights at 8:30 following "Community," "30 Rock" is averaging around 5.5 million viewers this season, less than its notoriously low-rated freshman campaign.