NBC Renews Parks and Recreation, Up All Night, Whitney

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Breaking news, Parks and Recreation fans: we'll get to see what Leslie Knope will be like in office.

NBC just announced a 22-episode fifth season renewal for what many consider to be the funniest show on television. It joins fellow Thursday comedies 30 Rock and Community in receiving a pick-up, while the same news is all but guaranteed for The Office, considering recent new deals signed by Ed Helms, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer.

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NBC will present its official, full 2012-2013 schedule to press members and advertisers on Monday. It's already placed orders for a number of new programs, however, and you can get your first look at them in our new show gallery.

UPDATE: Add Up All Night and Whitney (no, really, Whitney) to the list of renewals. Each is expected to air 13 episodes.

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