You can take off that "darkest timeline" goatee now -- NBC has renewed fan-favorite comedy "Community" for a 13-episode Season 4.
This news comes on the heels of a similar order for another of NBC's Thursday night comedies, "30 Rock," which was renewed for a seventh and final season of 13 episodes earlier today. "Parks and Recreation" is rumored to be getting that same order, but nothing has been officially announced yet.
So we got the season pickup -- pop, pop! -- but we won't know when these 13 episodes will air until NBC unveils its fall schedule at their Upfronts presentation next week. These shows could either air in the fall, as usual, or be held until midseason (January 2013) to give some new comedies a chance.
Comedy Central secured the off-network syndication rights for "Community" earlier this year, and these additional 13 episodes will only add to the revenue that deal will bring NBC and Sony.
"Community" recently lost their showrunners -- Garrett Donovan and Neil Goldman signed a deal with 20th Century Fox, so they'll no longer be executive producers on "Community" going foward -- but EP and creator Dan Harmon and EPs Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Gary Foster and Riss Krasnoff are all still on board.
What do you think "Community" fans? Cool, cool, cool, cool, cool news right?
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