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NBC Entertainment Chairman, Robert Greenblatt announced the probable renewal at the Television Critic’s Association press tour. During the network’s panel Greenblatt at first offered some vague support for the show and its future, but after some pressing by critics he “went out on a limb” to say “Parks & Rec is going to have a seventh season”. Parks and Recreation is a show that, while a critical darling and cult-ish hit, never became a hit and therefore has remained on the “bubble” for its entire run, so to see such support from the network is definitely a big plus. Seeing as it has enjoyed better ratings than some of NBC’s freshman comedies, the new season is certainly deserved.
And things get even better for Amy Poehler (star and producer of Parks and Recreation) as it was also announced that she has inked a three-year development deal with NBC and Universal TV. NBC has already ordered a pilot developed under the deal and co-created by Poehler. It stars Natasha Lyonne as “a young woman who’s trying to find herself, but in the meantime she’s working as the aide to a group of opinionated elderly people,” per Deadline.