On the heels of picking up five pilots to series, NBC has officially renewed veteran comedy series Parks and Recreation for a sixth season. The pick up is for 22 episodes. Parks and Recreation joins Chicago Fire, Grimm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Parenthood and Revolution; all of which have been renewed for the 2013-2014 season.
Parks and Recreation was created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur and follows Leslie Knope, the deputy director of the Parks and Recreation department of the local government of Pawnee, Indiana. The series follows Leslie as she tries her best to deliver for the local community despite the best efforts of her boss, Ron Swanson, who is opposed to government and does his best to undermine government work at every turn. The comedy series, which is currently airing its fifth season on NBC in the US, stars Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Paul Schneider, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir and Retta.
The pick up of a sixth season of Parks and Recreation has been expected. The series has been a solid performer for NBC in its Thursday night time-slot and rates just behind The Office, which is ending its run this season, as the network’s highest rated comedy series. There is now word yet on the remaining series waiting to hear about pick ups, including fellow cult comedy series Community.