Community stars Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, and series creator Dan Harmon took to Twitter to react to the news that the best comedy and perhaps show on television has been shelved by NBC beginning in January for an indefinite amount of time.
Basically, when that happens it’s the first step to getting cancelled. Which means it’s time to launch the Internet campaign and get people to watch this exquisite show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Community will return to NBC “at a date to be determined,” but the New York Times’ Brian Stelter claims, “its chances of being renewed next year are painfully low.”
Essentially this is the sequel to the Arrested Development saga. The sitcom will be replaced with new episodes of 30 Rock, which sort of stopped being funny two seasons ago. We can all admit that right? (Same thing with The Office.) All of a sudden it’s just not funny. 30 Rock’s normal 9:30 PM slot will be filled by Up All Night. Again, a show that isn’t all that funny, though it does have its moments and a strong comedic cast.
Worse still, NBC decided to move the unfunny Whitney from Thursday to Wednesday — instead of just shooting it in the back of the head and putting the show out of its misery.
Why is it that we can’t have good things? The one comfort if NBC does decide to cancel Community is the landscape for other networks picking up shows is much healthier now than in years past. I wouldn’t be remotely surprised if FX or another channel picked up the show for a season or two.