NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation’ returning for a seventh season, Poehler signs overall deal

Leslie Knope and co. have fought off the axe for another year, with NBC president Robert Greenblatt confirming the show’s renewal for a seventh season at a recent Television Critics Association press stop. You, meanwhile, will still have something to do Thursday nights.

Greenblatt’s announcement was reportedly capricious, with the president saying he was “going to go out on a limb” and renew Parks and Rec for next season. Due to the off-the-cuff nature of his announcement, the length of the season or whether or not it will be the show’s last are both two big unknowns at this point. But, still, feel free to expect at least 13 fresh adventures from the Knope gang in the 2014-25 season.

Parks and Rec saw its renewal amid questions surrounding the renewal of Community, which both performed extremely well in comparison to The Michael J. Fox Show and Sean Saves the World. Greenblatt, however, wouldn’t go out on the same limb for Community, though another season is likely given the show’s rating performance.

But even if next season’s Parks is the last the show ever sees, fear not: NBC has inked a three-year overall deal with star Amy Poehler—so she’ll be around for a while. That deal includes the production of Old Soul, an upcoming show starring Natasha Lyonne. 

So, with that, it seems all’s well in peacock land. Good thing, too—we’re just not ready to go Knope-less just yet.

[AV Club]