NBC has renewed Parenthood and 30 Rock and picked up its third drama.
Jason Katims' critical darling Parenthood has been a sturdy performer for the network on Tuesday nights and will return for a fourth season. The ensemble cast -- led by Peter Krause, Lauren Graham and Craig T. Nelson -- received an early vote of confidence from the network when NBC ordered two additional scripts, bringing its third season tally to 18 episodes. After moving around the schedule in its second season, the family drama's February third-season finale pulled a 1.9 in the demo, delivered its strongest performance since November. Recurring guest Jason Ritter, meanwhile, is reteaming with Katims for County, a medical drama about a group of young doctors, nurses and administrators in contention at the network, which like Parenthood, hails from Universal Television.
For its part, 30 Rock will return for a seventh and final season of 13 episodes on the network. Despite critical and awards season recognition, the Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin Thursday night comedy has seen its ratings erode -- like most broadcast fare -- despite high-profile guest stars and a second live episode, which notched a 1.6 in the demo, a far cry from the 3.1 mark for its 2010 live installment. Baldwin, meanwhile, after a series of remarks about his status with the show and network confirmed he'd return for a seventh season, which he noted would be the series' last.
Meanwhile, The network has given the green light to its Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde drama Do No Harm, starring Steven Pasquale as a brilliant neurosurgeon who wrestles with his dangerous alter ego that threatens to wreak havoc on his personal and professional life. The Cosby Show's Phylicia Rashad, Alana De La Garza, Mousa Kraish, Michael Esper and Ruta Gedmintas co-star in the Universal television drama penned by The Event's David Schulner. Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan exec produce.
The series pickups join JJ Abrams/Eric Kripke's Revolution and Dick Wolf's Chicago Fire, which were ordered to series earlier this month.