Here’s a brief rundown of what we know so far about the shows that are coming back next season. As Josh alerted last night, “Community” is back for 13 episodes, though more have not been ruled out. “30 Rock” has also been renewed for a FINAL season of 13 episodes. “The Office” will be back, as well. There has been no official renewal, but Ed Helms, John Krasinski, and Jenna Fischer all re-upped for next year yesterday. They wouldn’t do that unless there was a reason for them to return.
Moreover, while it’s not official, everyone and their dog knows that “Parks and Recreation” will be renewed, as will “Up all Night.” The question is when will they be renewed, and for how many episodes? So, fans of NBC’s Thursday night line-up, the only thing you REALLY need to worry about is whether “Community” will continue with the stubbornly inaccessible episodes next season, like last night’s and the “Inspector Spacetime” episode.
I should also note that “Parenthood” was renewed for another 15 episode season, which is great. They are also poised to renew “Celebrity Apprentice” for TWO MORE YEARS WHAT THE F— IS WRONG WITH YOU, NBC? Oh, and “Fashion Star” has been picked up for another year, too.
Meanwhile, over on ABC, there were a lot of renewals announced yesterday, none of which were a surprise. But before even you ask: NO. There is no word on either “Happy Endings” or “Don’t Trust the B—- from Apt. 23,” although BOTH are expected to be given renewals. Again, the number of episodes remains the only real question. I could actually see those two splitting time in the post-“Modern Family” slot again next year.
As for the renewals, they were: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Modern Family,” “Suburgatory,” “The Middle,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Castle,” and “Revenge.” ABC also renewed “Dancing with the Stars,” “Shark Tank,” and “The Bachelor.”