May 11, 2012
One day after airing its fourth season finale, NBC has renewed Parks and Recreation for Season 5. The pickup was somewhat expected, as the show has been a solid performer for the network, garnering critical and audience praise for its witty humor, funny storylines, and colorful cast.
Word is that 22 episodes have been ordered for next season. No return date is known at this time. Parks and Rec's lead-in show The Office was also renewed today for a ninth season.
(Source: TV by the Numbers)