NBC renews "30 Rock," "Community," "Parenthood"

In this 2011 image released by NBC, Alec Baldwin portrays Jack Donaghy, left, and Tina Fey portrays Liz Lemon in the NBC comedy series, "30 Rock." The series will broadcast live on Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/NBC, Ali Goldstein) Ali Goldstein

Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, left, and Tina Fey as Liz Lemon on NBC's "30 Rock."
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(CBS/AP) Updated 4:02 p.m. EDT

"30 Rock" is coming back for another season - but it will be the show's last.

NBC announced Thursday the much-acclaimed sitcom will have an abbreviated run of 13 episodes in its seventh season before calling it quits.

"30 Rock" has been a critical favorite since premiering in 2006. It has won numerous awards, as have its creator-star Tina Fey and co-star Alec Baldwin. Many high-profile guest stars, including Matt Damon, Elizabeth Banks and Al Gore, have appeared on the show. But the series was never a ratings smash, and this year, its audience has dwindled to an average 3.5 million viewers.

NBC also announced it is renewing "Community" for a 13-episode season, and picked up a fourth season of "Parenthood."

On Friday afternoon, Entertainment reported that the network also renewed "Parks and Recreation," "Up All Night," "The Office" and "Whitney."

NBC will join other broadcast networks in unveiling full new prime-time schedules for advertisers next week. It will make its upcoming lineup official on Sunday.

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