03/17/2011 03:47 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

'The Office,' 'Community' And 'Parks And Rec' Renewed By NBC

NBC announced on Thursday (appropriately) that it has renewed three of its Thursday night comedies: "The Office," "Community" and "Parks and Recreation." This means that nearly all of NBC's Thursday night comedy block is staying on the air next season.

Bob Greenblatt, the head of NBC, praised the three shows in a statement.

"The Office continues to fire on all cylinders on the most competitive night of television," Greenblatt said. "Parks & Recreation has come into its own this season as the rightful companion to The Office; and Community is one of the freshest comedies on any network and a solid foundation for Thursday night."