NBC renews 'Parks and Rec', cancels '1600 Penn', and adds new shows to lineup


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It's a busy news day thanks to an active day of schedule making decisions by various networks, including NBC. Highlights of the comings and goings include the following:

View attachment 2333 Amy Poehler's Parks and Recreation comedy series has been renewed for a sixth season. Though not a ratings giant, the show has performed well and launched its ensemble cast forward in their careers with several now having movie deals in addition to their TV duty.

**1600 Penn has been cancelled. Even with the decent lead-in by Parks and Recreation, the political comedy never really got off the ground. Neither of the two standout stars, veteran Bill Pullman and newcomer Josh Gad, could bring in sufficient viewers to keep the show on the air.

**New shows for the peacock network include About a Boy, Believe, Crisis, and The Family Guide. 'Boy' stars Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham who jumps to this comedy from 1600 Penn, and David Walton. It is based on the Hugh Grant 2002 movie. Believe has a mystical feel to it as it focuses on a girl with a gift who is protected from evil by an ex-con. The intense drama Crisis stars Dermot Mulroney, Max Martini, and Gillian Anderson in a tale of international conspiracy while 'Family' is a Parker Posey story about a family that becomes closer after the parents divorce.