NBC Gives Final Season Order to ‘Parenthood’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’

NBC has renewed perennially-on-the-bubble drama Parenthood for a final sixth season. The show received a 13-episode order for its last hurrah. With fairly good ratings, even against shows like ABC's Scandal, Parenthood was a likely renewal.

The Jason Katims-helmed show has continually had its ups-and-downs. It was first a midseason replacement in 2010 and had 13 episodes. Then in season 2 it received a full order of 22 episodes. Season 3 only received an 18-episode order and season four went down to 15 before this season went back up to a full 22-episode order.

Additionally, NBC announced that Parks and Recreation's seventh season would be its last. Starring Amy Poehler and much beloved by critics, the show debuted on NBC in 2009 and the decision to make a final season was mutually decided by the network and showrunner Mike Schur.

Parks and Recreation has nabbed several Emmy nominations and won Poehler a Golden Globe for lead actress in a comedy. Additionally, it helped break out many of its cast members which include Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Rob Lowe, Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott and Retta.


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