Being Human, NBC Comedies Renewed

NBC has renewed three of its Thursday night comedies, while both the British cult hit “Being Human” and its American remake have also scored renewals.

Over on the Peacock, “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Community” have all scored full 2011-12 seasons. The shows have been averaging 7.7 million, 5.5 million and 4.7 million viewers respectively, while “Community” in particular has been scoring a lot of critical kudos.

The trio join “30 Rock” which was already renewed earlier this year. That leaves only the network’s struggling freshmen comedies “Outsourced” and “Perfect Couples” whose future are now in question.

Meanwhile both incarnations of supernatural dramedy “Being Human”, the British original on BBC3 and Syfy’s American remake, have both had their lives extended.

Having just wrapped its third season, BBC3 have confirmed that a fourth season has been green lit and will deal with the aftermath of events in this past week’s finale. The eight episode season will shoot later this year for airing in 2012.

Meanwhile, Syfy’s version will get a second season after its initial run averaged 1.8 million viewers so far. That makes it the cable network’s most successful winter scripted series launch in six years. It’s also their most female-oriented series to date with 53% of viewers being women.