As NBC heads into its upfront presentation this weekend, the network renewed the hit comedy series Parks and Recreation for a sixth season. NBC also did some housecleaning today, cancelling comedies Whitney, Up All Night, Guys with Kids, 1600 Penn, and the drama show Deception. Earlier today, NBC announced five new shows that will debut during the 2013-2014 TV season.
Although it has not been confirmed yet, there is talk that Parks and Recreation's sixth season may be its last. Co-creator Michael Schur will be busier than usual next year, with his series Brooklyn Nine-Nine getting a series order from Fox yesterday. Parks and Recreation joins Revolution, Grimm, Chicago Fire, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which were all renewed last month.
As for the network's casualties, Whitney and Up All Night were given the axe after just two seasons, while Guys with Kids, 1600 Penn, and Deception couldn't make it past their first seasons. Other shows that remain on the bubble for renewal or cancellation are Community, Go On, and The New Normal.