The Office, 30 Rock and The Biggest Loser have each been picked up for a new season, announced Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios, and Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios earlier today.
“These renewals represent our faith in The Office and 30 Rock as they continue to represent the gold standard in acclaimed and award-winning series,” said Bromstad. “We want the devoted fans of these series to know that we are thrilled that these quality programs will be back with the same high-caliber episodes that viewers have come to expect.”
Since its premiere on NBC in March 2005, The Office has established itself as a genuine hit, earning prestigious television honors such as the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, 2006 Peabody Award, 2006 AFI Honor in 2006 and 2009, Producers Guild Award, Writers Guild Award, SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy, Ace Eddie Award for editing and a Television Critics’ Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.
Tina Fey‘s 30 Rock has witnessed a 20 percent rise in overall viewers this season and won several Golden Globes this week, so it will definitely be back for a fourth season. The series was honoured with an Emmy as Outstanding Comedy Series in 2007 and 2008.
The Biggest Loser, the weight-loss competition show which returned for its seventh season last week, had its strongest premiere ever with a 4.5 rating and 11.9 million viewers. It is produced in 25 countries and has aired in more than 90 countries worldwide.