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NBC kills off Parks & Rec, 30 Rock and Community

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Mikeyis4dcats, May 9, 2012.

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    Mikeyis4dcats

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    Ment

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    I'm okay with it. 5 seasons of PnR is more than could be hoped for given its ratings, even tho its one of if not the best 30 min comedy going.
     
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    Amnesia

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    Your thread title suggests that those shows had been canceled, but the linked article says that they will all likely be renewed.

    How is that "killing them off"?
     
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    zalusky

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    They are giving them a FINAL shortened season. Probably because they decided they have stuff in place for the second part of the year.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    Great news. Given the ratings, that's all that any fan could have hoped for. And since NBC has reportedly picked up at least five new comedies for next year, and may still pick up more, the speculation has been that they were going to run many more comedies next year and do them in shortened 13-episode seasons rather than doing full 22 episode seasons and then having to air reruns or go on hiatus, etc. This article seems to confirm that speculation, at least in part.
     
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    BrettStah

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    Yeah, bad headline for the thread.
     
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    Zevida

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    I will be really sad to see Parks & Rec go, but I would rather it go out on top at five seasons than do what The Office did.

    I gave up on 30 Rock already.

    Community I seem to love when I'm watching, but I don't look forward to it the way I did in the first season.
     
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    TheMerk

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    Wow. Killing off three established shows seems a little extreme. I know the ratings weren't there, but jeez.
     
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    DreadPirateRob

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    That article slightly contradicts what was reported yesterday by tvline.com (Michael Ausiello's website, who is usually pretty good with his insider info). According to tvline, 30 Rock is coming back for its 7th and final season, but while Community and P&R are also coming back to shortened seasons, they are not necessarily going to be their final seasons.
     
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    daveak

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    I will give NBC this - They have allowed a couple shows to end gracefully recently (Like Chuck). Not like Fox did with Firefly. BIHF.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    Actually, the article in the OP doesn't really say anything official about P&R or Community. It says that 30 Rock will likely have a shortened final season, and then the stuff about P&R and Community is pure speculation.

    Also, I just read about a couple other comedy pickups by NBC, bringing their total to six new comedies. In order to get that many new comedies on the air, they're either going to be expanding their comedy blocks and/or airing shortened seasons of most of their comedies.

    I wonder what that means for Whitney and Up All Night. Chelsea is obviously done.
     
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    astrohip

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    Your headline is misleading at best, and quite possibly wrong.

    What makes people create a thread titled so intentionally wrong? I just don't understand it. :confused:

    Think I'm overreacting? Did a single one of you read this and NOT think, "Oh geez, xxx has been cancelled".
     
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    Mikeyis4dcats

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    get over it. In my opinion, they ARE killing them off, of the reports are true. If you announce that you are proceeding with a shortened season that will be the final season, you're killing it off. It's not a non-renewal, and it's not a full renewal.
     
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    cherry ghost

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    There are five listed in the article. That would bring the total to 7.
     
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    BrettStah

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    It's not the end of the world, but I also thought NBC had announced the shows listed in the thread title were not coming back next season at all, which would have been surprising. Instead, they didn't announce anything, an there is a report of rumors that the shows will come back for 13 episodes. (which is 2 seasons worth of shows if they were British shows. :))
     
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    cmontyburns

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    NBC's upfront presentation is Monday. We'll know then. Until that time, it's all speculation.
     
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    cmontyburns

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    Except that NBC has not announced anything. The article you posted was reporting on what the rumors are of what NBC will announce next Monday.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    I wasn't referring to that article. I was referring to previous reports that had listed four. That article includes one that wasn't in the initial reports, and then since then they've announced a sixth pickup entitled "Guys with Kids."
    They'll be doing a media conference call on Sunday, so we'll know then at the latest, but it's very possible there will be official announcements on some of these things sooner than that.
     
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    Jesda

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    They might not be highly rated, but a new show would arguably be worse off without something for audiences to transition to.
     
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    We'll miss Community a little bit as it's a fun diversion, but we don't watch the other two.

    Hopefully they can find some funny replacements.
     

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