Originally Posted by mr. wally
I would tend to lean in the direction that it will be renewed.
With NBC losing both 30 rock and the office this year, and given the loyal following this show generates, as well as the pundits appreciation of the show, it just seems to make too much sense to just keep this Thursday night special around to try and anchor some new sitcoms around it.
Also Amy getting a higher profile, vis a vis her co-hosting of the golden globes,also helps.
With that being said, look for it to be cancelled next week.
P&R and Parenthood. 2 NBC shows that are not ratings juggernauts (although the latter has picked up & retained a good amount of viewers in the last year or so, and...well...the former features Ron F**king Swanson!!), but tend to be favored by both critics & their loyal viewers. And they both appeal to the various coveted ad markets.
You may be right - NBC will pull a brilliant network-saving move & cancel both.
But I hope that is wrong. Why ditch a relatively solid performer w/ a good track record? Keep 'em both & build programming around them. That would be the logical move, IMO.