Good news for fans of beautiful Pawnee, Indiana, hilariously ineffective local government, and Ron Swanson: NBC has decided to extend its initial 13-episode renewal for Parks and Recreation season five to a full year’s worth of 22 episodes.
The network’s original plan to resume the series for only 13 episodes for Parks and Recreation, Community, and 30 Rock didn’t look good for any of those series, and internal reports suggested that NBC planned to make the next, shortened season the last for all three.
NBC changed tune and went with the 22 episode order today. That demonstrates that NBC has a little more faith in Parks and Recreation‘s ongoing appeal than it does in 30 Rock, which is almost definitely on its last legs, and cult hit Community.
Season four of Parks and Recreation is wrapping up over the next few weeks; you can watch it on Hulu, iTunes, and Amazon Instant Video.