NBC Renews ‘SVU,’ a Final Season of ’30 Rock’ and More!

by | May 10, 2012 at 3:54 PM | Law Order SVU

'30 Rock' (Photo: NBC)

NBC is rolling out the renewal news ahead of its Upfronts presentation next week in New York.

Among the big news: “30 Rock” has been renewed for a seventh and final season of 13 episodes, the network has confirmed, and wrapping up with a one-hour series finale. NBC president Bob Greenblatt also revealed that Tina Fey will be sticking with the network “in some capacity” once the sitcom ends.

And fans will also be relieved to know that school’s still in session: “Community” has also been picked up for a 13-episode fourth season.

Other sitcoms doing the renewal victory dance are “Whitney,” “Up All Night,” Parks and Recreation,” all coming back next season.

The network is also bringing back critical darling “Parenthood” for a fourth season of 15 episodes.

And NBC’s staying in fashion, renewing the reality show “Fashion Star,” starring Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and Elle MacPherson, for 10 new episodes next season.

In the cop-drama department, “Law & Order: SVU” will return for a 14th season, as NBC keeps the last remaining spinoff in the long-running franchise alive for one more year.

That decision was confirmed Wednesday by “SVU” star Ice T:

“SUPER EXCLUSIVE NEWS: SVU has officially been renewed for season #14. Tell a hater,” the actor wrote on Twitter.

“SVU’s” renewal had been a question mark, considering the series took a ratings hit after losing leading man Christopher Meloni and its showrunner Neal Baer last season. But Mariska Hargitay remains the glue keeping the squad together and she signed a new deal last month with Universal TV and so, the show goes on.

These returning series join NBC’s previously announced renewals of freshman dramas “Grimm” and “Smash.”

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