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Old 05-10-2012, 10:01 AM   #31
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It feels like P&R is coming to a natural ending anyway -- Lesile wins the election, Ann gets back together with Chris.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:06 AM   #32
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I am glad they are giving them all a chance to wrap things up. 30 Rock isn't what it once was but I still enjoy it and I will hang in there until the bitter end.

Community and Parks and Rec are still fantastic shows. Maybe Netflix will be interested? They seem to be trying hard to transition something from network TV to their service. I think either show would fit in nicely.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:07 AM   #33
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I love all three of these shows. Gonna miss them when they are gone.
But at least they know they are leaving, and hopefully will write some great final episodes.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:16 AM   #34
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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.

Think I'm overreacting? Did a single one of you read this and NOT think, "Oh geez, xxx has been cancelled".
That is how I read it and it made me sad. When I realized the truth it made me happy. For NBC to try and get into the mix with the other nets they have to end this large block of niche shows. I love them all so this is good. The creative teams beyond all three shows are so good that they will have 13 amazing episodes. When parks and rec did 13 episodes last year starting in spring it was one of the best sitcom seasons in the history of tv
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I don't give a crap about any of them since I can't stand any of them...
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:06 PM   #36
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:08 PM   #37
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I'm just glad to get some more Community after this season. I love that show!
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:34 PM   #40
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30 Rock has been officially renewed for 13 eps in a 7th and final season, which is all the article in the OP was really reporting. No word on Parks or Community.

http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-al...d-final-season
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:41 PM   #41
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30 Rock has been officially renewed for 13 eps (...)
Wow---if that's "killing off", then what did FOX do to Alcatraz?
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:12 PM   #42
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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.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:20 PM   #43
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As stellar as Parks and Recs is, I cant believe they're canceling it.
No legitimate source has said they're canceling Parks and Rec.
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As stellar as Parks and Recs is, I cant believe they're canceling it.
Why do you think they're canceling it?
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Why do you think they're canceling it?
Because of the misleading thread title.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:22 PM   #46
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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-al...y-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.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:25 PM   #47
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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.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:59 PM   #48
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Parks and Rec just continues to get better. I'll be pissed if it's cut short.
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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.
Not to mention that Parks has better ratings than Community, so it's a virtual lock that Parks will be back.
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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.
It's not quite that simple. There's also the licensing fee to consider.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:32 AM   #51
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I am so confused. Like others, I will wait for the upfronts next week. I never got past the pilot on 30 Rock. I did not get past the pilot on Parks and Rec. Community is past its freshness date. (Weirdly, an episode has been nominated for the Hugo Awards, an annual big SF award.)
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Is that available in the cloud somewhere? I'd love to see it.
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Is that available in the cloud somewhere? I'd love to see it.
TVTorrents has it.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:58 AM   #56
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Netflix has Parks and Recreation on DVD and streaming.
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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.
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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.
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.
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As expected, Parks & Rec gets the same 13-ep pickup as Community, with nothing being said about it being the final season. Can we change the thread title now?

http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-al...n-for-season-5
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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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