NBC Cancels 'Community:' Which TV Shows Got The Axe Or Made The Cut
It's a sad day for comedic TV as NBC announced today that they are canceling beloved sitcom Community. They also gave the JJ Abrams post-apocalyptic drama Revolution the axe after its second season.
Community's fate for a sixth-season pickup had been in limbo until now. When LAist interviewed cast member Gillian Jacobs in April about the future of the comedy, she said:
"I’m just going to be optimistic right now and say, ‘We’re coming back,'" Jacobs says. "Come on, it’s got to happen. What are they going to do? Cancel us right before we hit six seasons? We have to come back in some shape or form, right?"
The show has had its ups and downs, but having creator Dan Harmon come back on for the fifth season after leaving was a fitting way to end the show. He tweeted:
Joel McHale from Community tweeted right after the news:
Other networks have been announcing which shows were put on the chopping block. Cancellations included CW's fan-favorite The Carrie Diaries, ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and NBC's The Michael J. Fox Show, according to BuzzFeed
NBC's winners like Parks and Recreation, Hannibal, the Silence of the Lambs spinoff, and newcomer About a Boy starring Minnie Driver, were renewed.
ABC gave Marvel some love as they picked up Marvel’s Agent Carter while renewing Joss Whedon's Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. They also fleshed out their reality TV programs by giving renewals to Shark Tank and The Bachelor.
Fox is bringing back Andy Samberg-starring cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Mindy Project, which also has had its share of ups and downs, for another season. Glee was also renewed for its final season.