Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. TV

NBC cancels 'Community' after five seasons

See also

Six seasons and a movie has been a mantra for "Community" fans for years now, hoping they could will the show into a future that would culminate into some sort of bizarre screen adventure featuring the Greendale Community College crew. But on Friday, May 9, NBC finally put the show to rest for good, canceling the cult hit after five seasons.

Last season, the show ended with so much uncertainty, that it was part of the finale's plot line. Abed (Danni Pudi) even teased viewers with one final cryptic statement, "We'll definitely be back next year. And, if not, its because an asteroid has destroyed all of human civilization. And that's canon."

The final nail in the coffin isn't that really that much of a surprise considering the show was on the proverbial chopping block each and every spring it seems, despite a huge fan following and numerous campaigns to keep the show around. The show survived numerous time slot changes, moving from Thursdays to Fridays, then back to Thursdays; sometimes starting in the fall, sometimes as a mid-season replacement.

"Community" will be remembered for helping put Chevy Chase back on TV, even if his time at Greendale ended with a fit and a tantrum, as most Chase-TV relationships seem to. But more importantly it helped launch some fresh comic talent including Donald Glover and Danni Pudi. As Troy and Abed, they were one of TVs best buddy duo, always getting themselves into some sort of idiotic but hilarious situations from paint ball wars to building huge blanket forts.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Ted Nugent
    Ted Nugent concert at Native American casino canceled because of obvious reasons
    Music Buzz
  • NFL
    Pat Bowlen steps down as Broncos owner following Alzheimer's diagnosis
    Video
    NFL Buzz
  • Tina Fey
    See why Tina Fey is possibly the most popular woman in comedy at the moment
    Today's Buzz
  • Mick Jagger
    Mick Jagger promotes 'Get On Up' in New York, including Apollo Theater premiere
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Boyhood
    The new film 'Boyhood' chronicles twelve years of one boy's life
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Buffy
    We're counting down ten of the finest episodes of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’
    Camera
    7 Photos