TV Nation is a vicious place; some shows get cut down before they really find their audience, some shows are extinguished before they even hit the screen. But some shows do make the cut. Among them this season are the new ensemble-comedy Community, hospital drama Mercy and Amy Poehler-vehicle Parks and Recreation; NBC ordered nine more episodes of each, Variety reports.
Left off of NBC’s renewal list was Trauma, also known as “the new hospital drama that isn’t Mercy.” Guess this network ain’t big enough for the both of them.
Although none of the three renewed shows have become massive viewer-magnets, all have performed steadily. Community averages 5.7 million sets of eyes a week, Mercy brings in 7.8 million and Parks and Recreation pulls another 4.8 million.