3:16 pm - 03/09/2011

30 Rock, The Office, Community and Parks and Rec Getting Hour-Long Special Episodes Soon


For their season finales (and special episodes), NBC is prepping hour-long episodes of 30 Rock, Community, The Office and Parks and Rec. Makes sense! That hour-long Office will be after Steve Carell's sendoff, which will happen four episodes before the finale, but may include the announcement of his successor. It airs on May 19th. And we've already heard a bit about Community's hour-long paintball-themed finale that hits on May 12th.

30 Rock's
hour-long episode will be their 100th, airing on April 19th, and the plot will revolve around "a new corporate boss, a star in hiding, and a mind-altering gas leak may doom TGS, America’s fourth-favorite Friday-night sketch comedy show." As for Parks and Rec, its hour-long finale follows The Office's on May 19th, and there's no word on what that one will be about.

What, Outsourced and Perfect Couples don't get the hour-long treatment?! I, for one, am outraged.


glambbydoll 9th-Mar-2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
Omg hour-long Community!?!?
ohifonly_x 9th-Mar-2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
Hour long paintball hell yeah!
missjersey 9th-Mar-2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
Posted already but whoo!

sannao 9th-Mar-2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh, really??
sannao 9th-Mar-2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
OK, I just saw it, lol
where_i_begin 9th-Mar-2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
That's what tags are for!
setfornine 9th-Mar-2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
i can't get enough of community. i wanna see chang doing chores at jeff's, like doing the laundry in jeff's dishwasher.
flyingpigs_live 9th-Mar-2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
dudette_in_town 9th-Mar-2011 02:26 pm (UTC)
mcwicca 9th-Mar-2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
Has Community been renewed yet? Because an hour long episode sounds like a good sign.
steph313 9th-Mar-2011 02:35 pm (UTC)
Don't care about the Office, but the other three, ALL RIGHT. :)

Speaking of P&R, I said to my husband the other day, "You know that guy, Mark?" (talking about a guy we know casually) and he randomly replies, "Brendanwicz?" It made me completely shift gears and go, "Holy shit, he's been missing all season, hasn't he?"

And my husband was like, "You obviously didn't miss him much if you're just now realizing he's gone." Though, when I asked him where he went within the context of the show, he's like, "I honestly don't remember." Season two is pretty much a blur to me.
firstblush 9th-Mar-2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
LOL Yeah, to be honest, while I did like the char, I don't miss him at all. I really think it's because Ben and Rob Lowe's character (whose name I forget) are pretty hilariously entertaining to make up for it.

As far as where he went on the show, after the government closed down for the summer, Leslie found out Mark had accepted a job elsewhere. He'd taken his break up with Ann, the government shutting down, and a pigeon pooping on him (while indoors) as a sign it was time for him to leave his job for a new one.

Edited at 2011-03-09 02:41 pm (UTC)
generationxwing 9th-Mar-2011 02:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I love Ben. It's really helping me get over the loss of Party Down.

78 9th-Mar-2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
Fuck yeah Community!!!
jessickah 9th-Mar-2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
Fuck yeah, IT Crowd!
ectypes 9th-Mar-2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
fuck yeah both of you beautiful people with good taste
generationxwing 9th-Mar-2011 02:44 pm (UTC)
I'm so friggin excited. I watch all three. And I just got my Dad to reconsider P&R. (And it only took the scene of Ron at his typewriter to do it!)

biktur 9th-Mar-2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
evil_slayer 9th-Mar-2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
I watch all of those so I'm excited :D
sleepless_ghost 9th-Mar-2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
I love Parks And Rec so much.
ectypes 9th-Mar-2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
fuck outsourced and whatever perfect couples is.
sannao 9th-Mar-2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
LOL, I love Perfect Couples
jeru02 9th-Mar-2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
thought this was posted
concrete_random 9th-Mar-2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
taintedmint 9th-Mar-2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
yaaaaay! p & r always ends way too soon for me
clinicallybored 9th-Mar-2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
Outsourced is so fucking offensive, tbh.

It really upsets me that people like it.
frankthesheep 9th-Mar-2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
what offends you about it?
wits 9th-Mar-2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
i watched like 24 episodes of parks and rec in like 48 hours, it's so fabulous
frankthesheep 9th-Mar-2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
Perfect Couples are white couples.
demented_21 9th-Mar-2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
omg a solid hour of Parks and Rec? YASSSS.
ohifonly_x 9th-Mar-2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
You know what I'm really hoping for in future eps/seasons of Community? Origin episodes for everyone! I think that would be really interesting and can go many places on the emotional spectrum. Not sure if Harmon would go for it though...
crash_intoyou 9th-Mar-2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
squall90ca 9th-Mar-2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
Perfect Couples is shit, imo. The only good thing about it is The Waitress.
hateistoodark 9th-Mar-2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
fuck yeah community
engelen 9th-Mar-2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
Damn you Tina Fey for making me feel like a fat failure :(

in other news: YAY! :D
pinkprincessnat 10th-Mar-2011 02:44 am (UTC)
My 4 favs of the nbc comedies. They need to announce another season of parks asap
meganmlover 10th-Mar-2011 11:04 am (UTC)
I am so happy about 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, & Community getting hour-long finales. The Office was the only one that was getting hour-long eps in general. The episodes sound so amazing & awesome! Can't wait!
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