LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC has renewed its Thursday comedy "Community" for a fourth season.
The pickup - confirmed by the network this afternoon - is for 13 episodes.
"Community" joins "30 Rock," which was also renewed earlier today.
The cast and creators respond via Twitter:
[4:55 PM] @GoldmanNeil - "Cool cool cool"
[4:56 PM] @AlisonBrie - "We're comin back!! Tune in tonight!"
[4:59 PM] @YvetteNBrown - "Best way to celebrate our season four pick-up? Why not WATCH an ALL NEW #Community right now (East Coast). @hodgman will be there! #ClipShow"
[5:01 PM] @GillianJacobs - "East coast and central- Celebrate our season four renewal by watching an new episode right now starring @hodgman."
[5:02 PM] @JoelMcHale - "Dear #Community fans, You are the best people in the world. We're renewed for 13 eps. Couldn't have done it without you"
[5:03 PM] @RashisTVUgly - "Breathe easy as u watch an ALL NEW #Community 2nite! More 2 come in SEASON FOUR!"
[5:10 PM] @DannyPudi - "Thank you fans. Thank you NBC/Sony. Season 4. Holla!"