This makes me happy. Tell me it doesn’t make you happy, and I’m liable to swing on you. I’ll swing! Seriously though, I want all the success in the world for this show. Even though I haven’t been as fucking thrilled with Parks this season as I have been in the past, I still enjoy it a heft amount. And more importantly, Parks and Rec continuing to exist when most fibers of my psyche are telling me “it’s not dumb enough for the average member of Bovine America” is a small victory.

NBC has renewed Parks & Recreation for a seventh season during its executive session at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. The relevant quote, from network president Robert Greenblatt: “I’m going to go out on a limb: Parks & Rec is going to have a seventh season.” Since Greenblatt renewed it in the spur of the moment, thanks to one of his capricious whims, there’s not yet news on how many episodes that will entail or if it will be the show’s final season (as many have speculated). But you’ll almost certainly get at least 13 more episodes of Leslie Knope and company in the 2014-15 season, and probably more. Could Greenblatt go back on a statement made in the spur of the moment at a TCA executive session? Sure. But he probably doesn’t want to seem like the kind of dick who would do that.

[AV Club]