During Thursday's TCA Winter Press Tour, new primetime entertainment president Angela Bromstad announced that NBC has renewed The Office
and 30 Rock
for the 2009-2010 season. This means we get to enjoy another year of unprecedented comedy that only the TGS crew and Dunder Mifflin employees could deliver.
None of the orders is much of a surprise. The Office
has emerged as one of TV's funniest and sharpest shows, proving to be popular with adults 18-49. 30 Rock
, on the other hand, is a five-time Golden Globe Award winner and a nine-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning comedy series. Both shows have been well received by critics.
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The rest of NBC's current shows, however, could be facing a tough challenge for renewal. With Jay Leno slated to take over the 10pm time period every weeknight, the network will have five fewer hours for its other shows. But Bromstad assured that the network would not cut back on scripted development. In fact, NBC is looking for six dramas and four comedies this fall.
"We have to have the quality and have to have the ratings," Bromstad said. "We have to strive for that. But we won't replace shows that are loved by fans and are good quality shows just to put another show on."
Bromstad, who was introduced to critics during the TCS press tour, along with executive vice president for alternative programming Paul Telegdy, recently stepped into their roles as part of an executive shakeup at NBC.
Meanwhile, Bromstad has yet to pick up another season of Heroes
though she did say that network remains committed to the now-beleaguered drama.
is very secure," she said. "We have a great relationship with Tim Kring. ... What's important is we never lose sight of being responsible in production."
"We want to get back to the core of the show," she added. "It may have taken on too much in terms of characters and multiple storylines."
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
(Image courtesy of NBC)