Would you accept five seasons and a movie? NBC has renewed "Community" for another season, against all odds.
"Southland" has gone end of watch, as TNT has, unsurprisingly, opted not to renew the often brilliant cop drama.
USA has announced that the upcoming seventh season of "Burn Notice" will be the show's last.
A review of tonight's "Community" season finale coming up just as soon as I give you proof of inseam...
A review of tonight's "The Office" coming up just as soon as I throw the summoning bag at you...
"Parks and Recreation" is getting a sixth season.
It's not a surprise, given the state of NBC's other comedies — "Parks" is the network's highest-rated sitcom after "The Office," which is ending in a week — but nothing was certain until the network said it.
According to a source close to the production, Now according to NBC, the renewal is now official, though other details — timeslot and number of episodes to be produced — will be figured out later. (NBC's fall schedule will be announced on Sunday afternoon.)
When I inteviewed "Parks" co-creator Mike Schur about the finale, he said he was "fairly confident" in renewal, and had written the finale more to set things up for a sixth season than to act as a de facto series finale, in the way he has so many times in the past. It appears he was right to feel that way.
UPDATE: Not only has NBC confirmed the news, but Schur tells me, "We finished season five, thought about skipping right to season seven, but NBC suggested we just go sequentially, which is smart, so we're going to go ahead and do Season Six."
We don't know much yet about "Homeland" season 3, which will debut on September 29, but we know that season 2 ended with Mandy Patinkin's Saul as acting director of the CIA after most of the high level officers were blown up by Abu Nazir's people.
And now I can exclusively report that the season will have two new regulars, both with ties to Saul: F. Murray Abraham as retired black ops specialist Dar Adal, and Sarita Choudhury as Saul's estranged wife Mira. Both have been promoted from guest star status.
With only two episodes of "The Office" left to go — another hour-long one tonight at 9 (featuring some terrific Jim and Dwight stuff), and then what is for now a 75-minute episode (and could get longer) next Thursday — I'm feeling awfully nostalgic about our time spent at Dunder-Mifflin, and so are a lot of the actors.
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a behind-the-scenes clip of Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey providing a tour of the set. Today, it's time for another exclusive with Fischer and Kinsey, this time answering fan questions about which "Office" character they most resemble, what it was like filming romantic scenes and, most importantly, which "Office" character would survive a winner-take-all tournament to the death. (Both women very quickly arrive at the same conclusion.)
Better late and long than never? Outside concerns delayed this week's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast until today, but
we're pretty sure it's it's one of the longest we've ever done, and previews what should be a two-podcast week next week. We review HBO's "Family Tree," preview the network upfronts, break down some recent finales and do our usual "Mad Men" analysis. WARNING: Dan drops a cuss word in the middle of the "Mad Men" segment, while we're discussing good ol' Bob Benson.
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