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(The Hollywood Reporter)   "Community" gets renewed for a fifth season after NBC realizes its only surviving show is Parks and Rec   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 22
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2013-05-11 02:24:46 AM
4 votes:
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2013-05-11 02:28:23 PM
2 votes:

Wayne 985: Chevy was one of the best elements of the show, so it'll never be the same in that regard. Still, glad to know it's continuing.

By the way, Britta > Annie. Yeah, I said it.


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2013-05-11 06:21:28 AM
2 votes:
NBC does have Hannibal, and that show is a basketful of amazing and horrific to enjoy.

/I really shouldn't think of the show as a cooking show
//but everything just looks so delicious!
/lung.  I need to try lung now
2013-05-11 04:02:00 AM
2 votes:
I loves me some Community. Seasons one and two were gold, and three was okay(like a poster above said). I liked four for what it was, but it wasn't great. Britta and Troy so, so didn't work. Nor does the Jeff and Annie thing. Jeff and Britta all the way. Needs more Abed and Troy. Shirley is useless, and although I understand why, Pierce was way underutilized. The Chang subplot was super-weak. I'd have rather Chang had no co-conspirator. Would have preferred there be no one on the other end of the phone, making Chang just flat out nuts.

Am I the only one who wishes the darkest timeline was real and actually crossing over?
2013-05-11 02:02:55 AM
2 votes:
I loved that show. There was unmatched brilliance in a number of the plotlines.

This season? Meh. I've watched and I try to care. But it's gone so far off the rails that it's hard to care.Every episode is worst than the previous.

As bad as "The Office" has been, the last few episodes have turned around to where they're fun again (minus the Andy storyline's). But Community has just been in a downward spiral.

Here's to hoping they can recapture some of the previous magic.
2013-05-11 10:55:42 PM
1 votes:

Hebalo: Brittabot: Good riddance to Chevy. I hold him responsible for a large portion of the bullshiat (indirectly for Harmon's shiatcanning, directly for making everyone write/act around his tantrums and rage quitting - seriously, gofarkyourself).

No Chevy, No Community. The show would have never been signed, or gained an audience without a name attached to it.


Psh, I started watching community for Joel McHale, not Chevy Chase. The sarcastic guy from the Soup vs. some old guy who hasn't done shiat in years?

"But I care so much about Chevy Chase and his character and his important contributions to the show!" said no one ever.

//only good episodes with Pierce are the barbershop and journey into Hawkthorne.
///mic drop
2013-05-11 01:46:44 PM
1 votes:
Eh, season 4 was okay. The highs weren't as high, the lows were lower, but the middles were a lot better than previously. And I blame Chevy Chase much more than Dan Harmon's absence. They really should have just dumped Chevy and stuck Fred Willard in there. Much better/meta than trying to keep Chevy around. Also, Season 3 of the Cape made me laugh way more than it should have.
2013-05-11 01:08:55 PM
1 votes:
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2013-05-11 12:32:52 PM
1 votes:

NotEric: I'm sad to see Vegas cancelled. Only new show I liked this season after realizing The Following isn't very good.


Vegas wasn't groundbreaking, but it was fairly entertaining, and I can always watch Chiklis play a dirtball after The Shield.

It's tough for a network show that doesn't immediately gain a sizeable following these days.  Something like Justified that had its numbers significantly drop in season 1 (some episodes dropping below a 2 rating) probably would have been cancelled, but on FX it was renewed and got season 2, one of the best seasons of TV I've ever seen period, and some damn good stuff in seasons 3 and 4.  You'd think NBC would take the opportunity of falling behind as the chance to try to build on critically acclaimed shows that don't necessarily have huge numbers right away.  Give them a chance to grow an audience, let critical acclaim keep coming, and eventually you get rebranded as the home of quality shows.  Instead they try to copy successful stuff from other networks that the other networks do better, or bring back old stars from successful NBC shows, still chasing that Must See TV dragon.  They should be holding on to shows like Awake rather than cancelling them in favor of more dreck to throw at us.  There's barely anything on the channel I watch anymore besides Parks & Rec, and now I'm hesitant to get into anything serialized on there because in all likelihood it will get cancelled before it even really gets going.
2013-05-11 12:09:08 PM
1 votes:

Hebalo: Brittabot: Good riddance to Chevy. I hold him responsible for a large portion of the bullshiat (indirectly for Harmon's shiatcanning, directly for making everyone write/act around his tantrums and rage quitting - seriously, gofarkyourself).

No Chevy, No Community. The show would have never been signed, or gained an audience without a name attached to it.


Oh I'm totally aware of that. And I'm not saying he should never have been on the show in the first place.

But that doesn't change the fact that he's a childish prick who caused a lot of problems for the show in the past couple of years.

Therefore, I stand by my original comment of good riddance.
2013-05-11 11:57:53 AM
1 votes:

hundreddollarman: Alison-Brie-gif-wise, this past season was... solid.

Annie stares at someone (not you) longingly

Evil Annie is the best Annie

But even better news is that "Castle" got picked up for a sixth season (and a movie???). So more Stana Katic.

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Don't forget the other good looking female on Castle.

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2013-05-11 11:35:29 AM
1 votes:
The only good thing aboutCommunity this season was Allison Brie.  The show has sucked since they booted Harmon.  I used to love this show, but this news made me sad.
2013-05-11 09:33:50 AM
1 votes:

Mugato: Isn't community college 2 years? Oh well, MASH got 11 years out of a 3 year war.

So what about Hannibal??


A lot of community colleges offer four year degrees. Not only is it cheaper for the students, it gives a better quality degree than your average diploma mill and many other local private schools. They have also been getting strong support from the government to do just that, starting in the Bush administration and continuing on into Obama's. Many community college students also work or parent full time, and do not take full loads.

Also, it seems that, excepting Jeff, they have been more concerned with keeping the study group together than aggressively pursuing graduation.
2013-05-11 07:59:47 AM
1 votes:
I didn't really notice a big drop off this season.  There were a few cringe-y moments, but there were those in other seasons as well.  There were also some brilliant moments, and the show was still enjoyable.  I've never understood the compulsion of certain fans to identify the exact point at which a show peaks and then start calling for its cancellation as soon as it starts to decline a bit.  If you like it, watch it, if you don't, stop watching it.  Even the weaker episodes of Community are better than yet another reality show or singing contest.
2013-05-11 07:11:34 AM
1 votes:
It's really bad this season, and it makes me sad. I haven't seen the first three since watching them originally, I feel like I need to power through them now just to remind myself why I used to like the show.
2013-05-11 07:08:36 AM
1 votes:

evulc: The first 3 seasons were filled with some great edgy jokes.  Those great gags oft times came with terribly unfunny, mean and confusing shiat like the angry air conditioner repairmen owning the school, ken jeong screaming in people's faces,and the soft mushy crappy season 1 dean.

Dan Harmon WAS a farking abrasive jerk. it shows in his comedic taste.Fark him and his immature authority issues.

I'll GLADLY take Megan Ganz's or Jim Rash's version of Community any day over Harmon's mean spirited bile.


I feel you misread Community as mean, but I can see how you could make that read.

I don't see how you can call Community as it stands this season a quality show. Oh well at least you are happy with it, wish I was.
2013-05-11 03:55:03 AM
1 votes:

imgod2u: marcre3363: I loved that show. There was unmatched brilliance in a number of the plotlines.

This season? Meh. I've watched and I try to care. But it's gone so far off the rails that it's hard to care.Every episode is worst than the previous.

As bad as "The Office" has been, the last few episodes have turned around to where they're fun again (minus the Andy storyline's). But Community has just been in a downward spiral.

Here's to hoping they can recapture some of the previous magic.

The finale was surprisingly enjoyable. It still wasn't brilliant like remedial chaos theory but it felt like old community.

That gives me hope for season 5


The finale just felt weird and off, like they were trying too hard. Last week's episode was the one that felt closest to the old show.
2013-05-11 03:51:21 AM
1 votes:
Part of the problem with this season was that they half expected for Chevy Chase to do what he ended up doing in rage quitting the show, and so all of the episodes are written so it wouldn't be the end of the world if Chevy up and quit. Even the episodes while he's there, you can tell it's written so that Pierce doesn't matter to the broader plot and it killed the dynamic.

It's also pretty darn clear that the final episode was filmed early on in the season for that reason.

It'll be interesting to see how things work out next season when the show isn't being written around the possibility of Chevy up and quitting.
2013-05-11 02:40:19 AM
1 votes:

Alison-Brie-gif-wise, this past season was... solid.



Annie stares at someone (not you) longingly

Evil Annie is the best Annie

But even better news is that "Castle" got picked up for a sixth season (and a movie???). So more Stana Katic.

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2013-05-11 02:34:18 AM
1 votes:

marcre3363: I loved that show. There was unmatched brilliance in a number of the plotlines.

This season? Meh. I've watched and I try to care. But it's gone so far off the rails that it's hard to care.Every episode is worst than the previous.

As bad as "The Office" has been, the last few episodes have turned around to where they're fun again (minus the Andy storyline's). But Community has just been in a downward spiral.

Here's to hoping they can recapture some of the previous magic.


HotWingAgenda: Community was great for three seasons, just like House.  And just like House, the plots started sucking after that.



The issue with both of those posts, I think, boils down to the fact that the show's creator and showrunner Dan Harmon was fired by Sony after last season for being an abrasive dick. But, as a viewer of the show and not someone who had to deal with Harmon on a regular basis, I knew this was bad news, so in spite of "Community" having been one of my favorite shows ever, I didn't watch this season.

I would love so farking much if Harmon could give some kind of mea culpa to Sony (or whomever) and he could finish out his own show the way he'd like, but I'm fairly certain that's not ever going to happen.
2013-05-11 02:32:56 AM
1 votes:

Adolf Oliver Nipples: I'm beginning to think that you people do it on purpose. Nobody is that consistently stupid. Are they?


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2013-05-11 02:00:57 AM
1 votes:
I liked the first three seasons, but season four was bad enough that they probably should have cancelled it. Entire episodes would go by without a single decent joke and established characterization was abandoned for the sake of filler side-plots.

What humor there is left in it is now the standard sitcom "LOL, character X is fat/old/dumb/crazy!" except with tiresome meme references sprinkled through.
 
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