Community Pulled from NBC Midseason Schedule!

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  1. Nov 14, 2011 #21 of 131
    DavidTigerFan

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    NBC is honestly just searching now. They really are idiots if they think that Whitney will do better over the long run. Also i really want to see the Awake show.
     
  2. Nov 15, 2011 #22 of 131
    Anubys

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    I love Community and can barely stand Whitney. That being said, Whitney will do better than Community. It's simple and made for simple people. It even tells them when to laugh! and it's all about sex...winning!
     
  3. Nov 15, 2011 #23 of 131
    jsmeeker

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    Not so sure about Playboy Club, but I like Prime Suspect. Like that a lot more than Playboy Club.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2011 #24 of 131
    fmowry

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    Whitney is faltering too and is moving or has moved to Wed. It's pretty much dead if it's moving out of the slot after The Office.

    BBT is a "smart" comedy with a laugh track. Laugh tracks don't indicate funny or not. The Office has sucked for almost 3 years now without a laugh track.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2011 #25 of 131
    IndyJones1023

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    Amen, sista. Can I have a hallelujah?!
     
  6. Nov 15, 2011 #26 of 131
    Jesda

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    Community is sometimes a series of inside jokes inside of inside jokes. That's when it loses me.

    I'd miss it if it was canceled, however -- it's unique and quirky.
     
  7. Nov 15, 2011 #27 of 131
    lambertman

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    Always interesting when people attack fans of show X as being stupid in the same thread where people say they like show X.

    I'll miss Community during its hiatus but the ratings are godawful - even worse this year than in previous years. The fact that there's competition just means that people would rather watch the competition.

    Unfortunately, I question whether 30 Rock is at a point in its lifespan where it's likely to do much better.
     
  8. Nov 15, 2011 #28 of 131
    Alfer

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    This.

    It's a fun show for the most part, but many times they do such obscure reference stuff (movies/TV shows) that most folks would have no clue what the show is referencing and probably they lose interest.

    This show to me is a very niche show at best..I can see how it could end up cancelled before too long due to the alienating of the typical Joe Six pack TV viewer with the obscure stories.

    Again, we enjoy watching it most times, but there are some episodes that we scratch our heads thinking, "was that supposed to be funny?"
     
  9. Nov 15, 2011 #29 of 131
    That Don Guy

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    Season 4 never gonna happen on NBC, maybe. I think Fox could squeeze it onto its 2012-13 schedule somewhere, and probably for a bargain (so Community can have four full seasons, which should be enough for syndication).

    Is it that expensive to produce? NBC could always move it to, say, USA or Bravo, especially if they're only expecting one more season out of it.
     
  10. Nov 15, 2011 #30 of 131
    photoshopgrl

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    Does that really happen though? One major networks picking up a show another didn't want?
     
  11. Nov 15, 2011 #31 of 131
    ClutchBrake

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    Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey both said the upcoming season would be their last. Of course that was at the end of last season. A lot of cash between now and then might have changed that.
     
  12. Nov 15, 2011 #32 of 131
    Alfer

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    Scrubs

    From NBC to ABC
     
  13. Nov 15, 2011 #33 of 131
    photoshopgrl

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    I guess I thought they only moved when it went to Scrubs 2.0
     
  14. Nov 15, 2011 #34 of 131
    busyba

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    I think it happened with Taxi.

    It also happened with JAG, which had started on NBC.


    As for Community being hit-or-miss... the worst episode of Community is still streets ahead of a good episode of 2.5 Men.
     
  15. Nov 15, 2011 #35 of 131
    TheDewAddict

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    And Scrubs was different in that it was produced by ABC and aired on NBC. Towards the end, I don't necessarily know if NBC no longer wanted it, but I think ABC wanted to bring it onto their network more. It aired 1 season on ABC before it was rebooted to Scrubs: Med Students, which lasted another year.
     
  16. Nov 15, 2011 #36 of 131
    Jeeters

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    Besides losing the Office lead in, it will also be up against the American Idol performance show.
     
  17. Nov 15, 2011 #37 of 131
    billypritchard

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    Community has awful ratings. It is very close to losing to The Vampire Diaries in the 18-49 rating, which is shocking considering how terrible the CW ratings generally are.

    I appreciate that shows have rabid fans, but sometimes shows just can't make it. We enjoy them for their time with us (RIP, Veronica Mars), and then let them go.
     
  18. Nov 15, 2011 #38 of 131
    Steveknj

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    Of course you KNOW I'd have to give my two cents, and this about hits the nail on the head. And I love the show, when it's "on". As you said quirky and unique, and I like that. And I give them A+ for trying. I've said over and over, the average fan, if they don't get the jokes often enough are going to tune out. And when you look at what is successful, smart, unique shows will rarely make it. Not our fault, we watch these types of shows and enjoy it. But this follows the pattern of shows like Arrested Development, Sports Night and some others that were just too "inside" for the average TV viewer to like. And I watched all these shows, since I rarely like what the ratings show is popular.

    Hopefully this will get a reprieve. I will miss it.
     
  19. Nov 15, 2011 #39 of 131
    Steveknj

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    I agree with that. Even the ones I scratch my head after missing the inside joke always has something in it that makes me laugh. But as Alfer said, Joe Sixpack is gonna stick with the same tired stuff they know. Hence the success of 2.5 Men, dozens of reality shows and 15 versions of CSI.
     
  20. Nov 15, 2011 #40 of 131
    That Don Guy

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    Yes, it did - ABC to NBC for its final season.

    That's the one I was thinking of, although there's nothing new about it; Get Smart went from NBC to CBS for its last season, and I seem to recall that NBC wanted to pick up Batman after ABC cancelled it, but by the time NBC got its act together, the sets had been dismantled.

    And I mentioned Fox because, IIRC, the only reason it didn't cancel 'Til Death after three seasons was because the production company made a bargain basement deal for a fourth season just so there would be enough episodes to syndicate it (which it did, even with "only" 81 episodes).
     

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