Parks and Recreation renewed for seventh season

NBC sheds light on the future of the US comedy after star Amy Poehler signs a three-year deal with the network


Don’t worry, Parks and Recreation fans. It doesn’t look like Leslie Knope will be leaving Pawnee, Indiana any time soon.


The hit comedy is set to be renewed for a seventh season, revealed NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt at the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday.

After having been a little sheepish about the future of the show, Greenblatt said, “I’m going out on a limb. Parks and Rec is going to have a seventh season.”

Following star Amy Poehler’s recent Golden Globes win for her work in Parks and Recreation (not to mention her successful co-hosting of the awards themselves) the news that the cult US comedy will be renewed comes as no surprise.

NBC also announced that it had greenlit a comedy pilot created and executive produced by Poehler. The new series, entitled Old Soul, comes in conjunction with a new overall three-year deal between Poehler and the network.

Parks and Recreation follows Poehler’s character Leslie Knope, a perky government official at a fictional Indiana parks department. It airs in the UK on BBC4, with series three due later in 2014.