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NBC Renews 'Parks and Rec,' Cancels a Whole Bunch of Other Duds

By Jill Slattery on
NBC giveth and NBC taketh away.The Peacock network renewed Parks and Recreation for a sixth season on Thursday — which means fans can look forward to Ron dealing with impending fatherhood and Leslie and Ben fighting the recall (with waffles, presumably) next fall.While the Parks crew got good news, though, a few other NBC series weren't so lucky. NBC pulled the plug on 1600 Penn, Guys With Kids, Up All Night (a mercy killing if ever there was one), and Whitney. The four comedies join the...Read Full Story

'Animal Practice' Gets the Ax — Which New Show Will Be Next to Go?

By Jill Slattery on
'The Mob Doctor,' 'Animal Practice,' and 'Partners' (Fox, NBC, CBS)The new fall TV season isn't monkeying around. Hot on the heels of CBS' decision to cancel the struggling Made in Jersey after just a handful of episodes, NBC announced today that it was pulling the plug on the veterinarian comedy Animal Practice. The series, which starred Justin Kirk, JoAnna Gracia Swisher, and a fabulous monkey named Crystal, never really caught on with viewers, so the news comes as no surprise. Sophomore...Read Full Story