Community Pulled from NBC Midseason Schedule!

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  1. Nov 15, 2011 #41 of 131
    JYoung

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    The problem is that NBC's primetime lineup has been a disaster ratings wise since the Jay Leno Show debacle.
    As you point out, they're basically getting killed on all nights.

    IIRC, Whitney got 2.1 in 18-49 last week so it's ratings have been falling but right now, it's still "good enough" for NBC.
    But I do think that it will probably get killed on Wednesday as I don't think it's strong enough to be an anchor show and it will most likely get clobbered by American Idol.
    And if it comes down to a choice between Whitney and Up All Night, I'm pretty sure that NBC's going to go with the Lorne Michaels' show.


    You forgot According to Jim.
     
  2. Nov 15, 2011 #42 of 131
    unitron

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    So in other words it's going to be like Daybreak, a premise and enough episodes to get you hooked, and then it'll vanish without a trace, and you'll never know how it was supposed to turn out.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2011 #43 of 131
    unitron

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    I was sure that I remembered Mission:Impossible being on NBC the first season, when Steven Hill was the team leader, and moving to CBS the next year when Peter Graves replaced him, but I can't find any evidence of it, so it must have been some other show in that same era, 'cause I know there was (at least) one.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2011 #44 of 131
    rifleman69

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    BURN IN HELL NBC!!!! And take Whitney Cummings with you.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2011 #45 of 131
    steve614

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    Lots of examples for shows that crossed networks.
    Another I didn't see mentioned was Medium. NBC -> CBS.
     
  6. Nov 15, 2011 #46 of 131
    photoshopgrl

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    Wow, I had no idea that many shows had switched. Glimmer of hope then.
     
  7. Nov 15, 2011 #47 of 131
    Steveknj

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    Less than a glimmer I would say. Most of the shows that switched were usually ratings successes at one point on their original networks. Either they started to lag in the ratings or, as in the case of Scrubs, the original studio that filmed the show brought it to their own network. Community, while having a bit of a cult following and critically successful, has been most a ratings bomb. When you consider that it's doing terrible, even by NBC standards, why would any other network even take a chance with it?
     
  8. Nov 15, 2011 #48 of 131
    uncdrew

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    Last several.
     
  9. Nov 15, 2011 #49 of 131
    robbhimself

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    i would be very sad to see this show cancelled, but if they do they should go out in style and have the final episode be..

    the group from the darkest timeline find their way to the current timeline, kill the study group, and take over their lives..

    evil troy and evil aaabed
     
  10. Nov 15, 2011 #50 of 131
    photoshopgrl

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    Thanks Debbie Downer! :thumbsdown:

    :p
     
  11. Nov 15, 2011 #51 of 131
    DreadPirateRob

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    The last several (going back to Chaos Theory) have been awesome!I would agree that the first 3 or so were rather blah.
     
  12. Nov 15, 2011 #52 of 131
    photoshopgrl

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    smak

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    So 30 Rock is moving from 10pm to 8pm. That's kind of strange.

    -smak-
     
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    Fleegle

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    I think you're smoking something, and it's not the good stuff. Advanced Gay was hysterical, and Studies in Modern Movement was great too. And Remedial Chaos Theory was just about a perfect episode of television.

    Seriously, Remedial Chaos Theory could be taught in screenwriting classes.
     
  15. Nov 15, 2011 #55 of 131
    mattack

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    What references have they made that have been obscure?
     
  16. Nov 15, 2011 #56 of 131
    mattack

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    It happened with Leave it to Beaver too.. I probably knew that before, but noticed it again on the current PBS show "America in Primetime".
     
  17. Nov 15, 2011 #57 of 131
    mattack

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    Alec has said he would consider doing another (seventh, hoping this coming isn't the seventh) with everyone involved... he said it when he called in, not as the scheduled guest, to a recent episode of Adam Carolla's podcast.
     
  18. Nov 16, 2011 #58 of 131
    Jeeters

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    I thought it was strange when it moved to 10pm.
     
  19. Nov 16, 2011 #59 of 131
    uncdrew

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    Meh, I didn't enjoy them at all. Predictable, trying (but failing) to be intelligent, and the jokes just bad.

    I enjoy good TV. I haven't enjoyed Community much since the paintball episodes. The John Goodman stuff was lame, telling a story 7 different ways was boring (and repetitive), and Pierce and his dad was a tired storyline. The dean is now just flat out stupid, wasted time. He used to be funny.


    What I'm really missing is the sense of community. :p

    Seriously. While Abed and Troy are tight as ever (and the most enjoyable part of the show by far), I don't sense that the others care anymore. Shirley is practically an outcast, Britta is a joke, Jeff is in his own world and doesn't seem to like any of them. It doesn't feel right to me. Now perhaps that's just the evolution of TV/life and that doesn't bother y'all much.
     
  20. Nov 16, 2011 #60 of 131
    astrohip

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    We'll just have to agree to disagree. I've found the last few eps to be some of the best sitcom on TV. Different, innovative, but most importantly... funny.:up:

    Now if we could just get the rest of America to drink our Community Kool-Aid... :cool:
     

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