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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.

  1. May 10, 2012 #41 of 122
    Amnesia

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    Wow---if that's "killing off", then what did FOX do to Alcatraz?
     
  2. May 10, 2012 #42 of 122
    KungFuCow

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    As stellar as Parks and Recs is, I cant believe they're canceling it. Its been one of the strongest sitcoms writing wise since very early on. Maybe Netflix or TBS will snatch it up. Its a shame to see a cast like that break up.
     
  3. May 10, 2012 #43 of 122
    lambertman

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    No legitimate source has said they're canceling Parks and Rec.
     
  4. May 10, 2012 #44 of 122
    Amnesia

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    Why do you think they're canceling it?
     
  5. May 10, 2012 #45 of 122
    DeDondeEs

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    Because of the misleading thread title.
     
  6. May 10, 2012 #46 of 122
    DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Community officially renewed for a 4th season of 13 episodes. Conspicuously, it was *not* announced that it will be the final season. So, no, this is *not* a cancellation.

    http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/nbc-renews-community-for-season-4

    This has been NBC's m.o. of late with critically loved but ratings challenged shows (like Chuck), and it makes sense when you are in their position. Renew the shows for 13 eps, and leave it open for a back order of 9 more if they perform better than expected, or more likely nothing else does better. They are leaving their options open.
     
  7. May 10, 2012 #47 of 122
    DreadPirateRob

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    No word yet on Parks, but I'd be shocked if it did not get the exact same pickup as Community. If NBC can't get ratings, then it at least needs shows with buzz, and those two are the most critically acclaimed shows that it has.
     
  8. May 10, 2012 #48 of 122
    YCantAngieRead

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    Parks and Rec just continues to get better. I'll be pissed if it's cut short.
     
  9. May 10, 2012 #49 of 122
    DevdogAZ

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    Not to mention that Parks has better ratings than Community, so it's a virtual lock that Parks will be back.
     
  10. May 10, 2012 #50 of 122
    Amnesia

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    It's not quite that simple. There's also the licensing fee to consider.
     
  11. May 11, 2012 #51 of 122
    TonyD79

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    The pilots were pretty bad. 30 Rock in particular. But they both improved slowly and got good. 30 Rock may be running out of steam but watch them on Netflix or something. They are good overall.
     
  12. May 11, 2012 #52 of 122
    TheMerk

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    If you thought the 30 Rock pilot was bad you should have seen the pre-aired pilot. Rachael Dratch in the Jenna role. It was horrible.
     
  13. May 11, 2012 #53 of 122
    aadam101

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    Both versions were terrible. I only started watching 30 Rock much later because of all the good buzz. I don't think I would have it just based on the pilot.
     
  14. May 11, 2012 #54 of 122
    Donbadabon

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    Is that available in the cloud somewhere? I'd love to see it.
     
  15. May 11, 2012 #55 of 122
    aadam101

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    TVTorrents has it.
     
  16. May 11, 2012 #56 of 122
    sieglinde

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    Netflix has Parks and Recreation on DVD and streaming.
     
  17. May 11, 2012 #57 of 122
    nickels

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    Not to change topics, but Parks and Rec is completely different now than it was when it started. They really tweaked it a lot and now it is up there as one of the best shows on TV. Ron Swanson is simply hilarious.
     
  18. May 11, 2012 #58 of 122
    DreadPirateRob

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    Well, it's largely the same now as it was in Season 2, going forward. It's definitely been tweaked, but that was largely from S1--> S2. They realized that Leslie Knope was a far better and funnier character when she was super-competent than in S1 when she was Michael Scott-esque.

    That's the only major change in the show. The characters have evolved over time, but nothing jarring. The creator/show-runner Mike Shur is a big fan of The Wire, and he doesn't like the status quo, so they will continue to evolve and move forward.
     
  19. May 11, 2012 #59 of 122
    DreadPirateRob

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    That Don Guy

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    How soon before the "They can't cancel Community or Parks & Recreation after next season if there are only 13 episodes each - they'll only have 84 and 81 (i.e. not the 100 you 'need' for syndication) episodes!" campaigns begin?
     

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