Five Seasons and No Movie: NBC Officially Cancels Community

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This truly is the darkest timeline.

Well folks, it appears class is no longer in session at Greendale Community College. NBC has officially announced that it will not be picking up Dan Harmon’s zany ensemble comedy for another season.

The decision was made during a wave of cancellations for the network including BelieveRevolution, Growing Up Fisher, and Crisis, with the fate of a few shows still up in the air (if they cancel Parenthood, I swear…).

Though Community had a stellar comeback season with the return of Dan Harmon as showrunner, it unfortunately didn’t do so well with ratings. The show averaged 3.8 million viewers, with a 1.6 rating in the all-too-important 18-to-49-year-old demographic. It’s still a shame, though, given the confident finale episode and a fervent fanbase that surely wants to know what happens to Jeff Winger and his study group.

All hope is not lost, however. According to Entertainment Weekly, Sony TV, which produces Community, is currently trying to find a second home for it on cable or a streaming service. This seems like a natural progression actually, given the show’s cult-like status. It’s a perfectly primed for a Netflix revival a la Arrested Development. Say, aren’t Dan Harmon and Mitch Hurwitz friends? Maybe he can make a phone call for him….

Still, if this is really the end, then at least the show went out riding high. Also, this would mean that Abed’s premonition about an asteroid destroying human civilization will soon come true. Everyone prepare yourselves.


By Mike Papirmeister

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