NBC has ordered a second season of Sony Pictures Television’s "Community," while also giving long-expected pickups to established half-hours "The Office" and "30 Rock."
With the previous renewal of "Parks and Recreation," NBC has now greenlit all of its Thursday night comedies for the 2010-11 season.
“We are happy to give these early pickups to these critically acclaimed, incredibly funny comedies,” said NBC’s entertainment chief, Angela Bromstad. “As a result, we look forward to continuing our rewarding partnership with the respective creative teams and talented show-runners for ’30 Rock,’ ‘The Office’ and ‘Community’ as they all consistently deliver quality shows.”
While not a massive hit, "Community" is holding its own as an 8 p.m. anchor, averaging a 2.7 rating/ 7 share in adults 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers overall. It wins the time period among adults 18-34 and men 18-34.
"The Office," meanwhile, is NBC’s top scripted series overall and the No. 1 scripted series on all nets in adults 18-34, period.
"30 Rock," meanwhile, is the most upscale comedy on broadcast primetime television in households with $100,000-plus incomes and among the adult 18-49 audience.