NBC chief Bob Greenblatt revealed that Parks and Recreation will be renewed for a seventh season at a TV Critics Association press conference in Pasadena on Jan. 19.
Greenblatt first suggested that he was feeling "bullish" about the show, which is helmed by SNL alum Amy Poehler. When asked to clarify and elaborate on the point by a reporter in the audience he confirmed that the show will be renewed for another cycle.
"I'll go out on a limb," Greenblatt responded. "Parks and Rec is going to have a seventh season."
While this is not an official confirmation, a word from the top boss at the network should satisfy fans of the show for now. It has been reported that Parks and Recreation isn't exactly a hit with the ratings but seems to be doing relatively better than some of the other shows -- like the Michael J. Fox show -- running on NBC right now
It seems like NBC is shining a light on Amy Poehler, which might also have to do with her recent Golden Globe win for her starring role in Parks and Recreation. This was Poehler's first Golden Globe win. The comedienne also co-hosted the ceremony with Tina Fey for the second time.
On Jan. 19, Universal Television, NBC's production arm, announced that it had signed a 3 year production deal with Poehler.
Poehler is already working on a comedy pilot for the network. The show, which is tentatively titled Old Soul, will star Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black).
Lyonne will play a woman who works as an aide to a group of elderly people and is trying to find herself and where "she fits in between her friends."
Poehler will also executive produce the show with Dave Becky, Jonathan Fener and Josh Bycel. Fener and Bycel, who worked together on Happy Endings, will also be scripting the show.
Watch Poehler co-host the 2014 Golden Globes with Tina Fey: