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OTRC: NBC orders new seasons of 'Community,' 'Parks and Recreation' and 'The Office'

Joel McHale and Ken Jeong appear in a still from NBC's 'Community.' (NBC)

NBC has ordered more seasons of "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "Community," the network announced in a statement.

"I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively," said Bob Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment in a statement. "Along with '30 Rock,' they represent the best of what the NBC comedy brand stands for in terms of originality, wit, and sophistication." The shows all bring in between 4.7 and 7.7 million viewers each week, with "The Office" in the lead. "The Office" is the number one scripted show in ranking and two "upscale primetime show" (with a concentration of adult views in homes with $100,000-plus incomes) on any of the major networks, only behind NBC's "30 Rock." "Parks and Recreation" is currently the network's number two scripted series.

"'The Office' continues to fire on all cylinders on the most competitive night of television," Greenblatt continued in the statement. "'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."

"Parks and Recreation" and "Community" were honored last week at the prestigious William S. Paley Festival.

At the PaleyFest panel, "Parks and Recreation" producer Michael Schur said that Rob Lowe would not be replacing Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men" because the actor has a "very long multi-year contract" with the NBC series.

It was previously announced that "30 Rock" would also be returning next season. NBC's new shows, "Outsourced" and "Perfect Couples" are still awaiting pickups.

"Community" airs at 8 p.m. ET, "The Office" airs at 9 p.m. ET and "Parks and Recreation" airs at 9:30 p.m. ET on Thursdays on NBC.

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