'Parks And Recreation' Renewed: NBC Orders Season 5 And 'The Office' Season 9 And 'Up All Night' Season 2

05/11/2012 03:08 pm ET | Updated May 11, 2012

NBC has renewed "Parks and Recreation," the Peacock network has confirmed.

The network also confirmed that "Up All Night" and "Whitney" will be back for second seasons, but NBC did cancel four series: "Awake," "Are You There Chelsea?," "Bent" and "Best Friends Forever."

The citizens of Pawnee will be back for a fifth -- albeit shorter -- season as rumored. HitFix confirms "Parks and Rec's" renewal follows the model for "30 Rock" Season 7 and "Community" Season 4 with 22 episodes.

"Whitney," starring Whitney Cummings as a version of herself, premiered on NBC in September 2011 with 6.7 million viewers. But its ratings continued to drop and it was moved to Wednesdays, switching nights with the also renewed "Up All Night." The series -- starring Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph -- is NBC's fourth highest-rated scripted series.

Meanwhile ,EW reports that "The Office" will return for a Season 9, but NBC has yet to confirm the news. Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms and John Krasinski will return to work for Dunder Mifflin, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Speculation about "The Office's" future has run rampant in the last few weeks. With the exit of Mindy Kaling for her new Fox series "It's Messy" to the potential Dwight Schrute spinoff and expired deals for Fischer and co., it looked like Season 8 could've been the end of "The Office."

Fischer recently told The Huffington Post she was ready to do Season 9. "The actors are all prepared to come back, we're just waiting for NBC to pull the trigger on that," she said.

Both "Parks and Recreation" and "The Office" have seen a decline in the ratings. "The Office," once one of NBC's top shows, dropped from more that 7 million viewers to about 4.5 million during the course of Season 8. "Parks and Recreation" has outperformed veteran "30 Rock," but not by much. Season 4 of "Parks and Recreation" pulled in between 3 and 4 million viewers an episode.

"Parks and Recreation" is set to air in the fall, according to Vulture.

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