Sorry “Community” fans, the #sixseasonsandamovie prophecy is not going to get fulfilled. Reports have begun popping up that NBC has included the Thursday night comedy on the list of shows to be axed, making the Joel McHale led comedy one season short of its goal. This season marked the return of show-runner Dan Harmon, who was fired at the end of Season 3, but was then re-hired after Season 4. Chevy Chase (Pierce), who had many reported disputes with Harmon, left the show before Harmon’s return, while Donald Glover (Troy) departed after the fifth episode of Season 5.
“Community” was known for its daring approach to comedy, often utilizing gimmicks and pop-culture references to explore the minds of its central group of characters. For example, one episode was done entirely in Claymation, while another put the Greendale group inside of an old-school 8-bit video game. Though Community had a highly rabid fan-base, its ratings were never anything to write home bout.
NBC also cancelled "Revolution", whose ratings fell this year after a successful first season, as well as freshman shows “Growing Up Fisher,” “Believe,” and “Crisis.”
What do you think? Are you sad to see “Community” go? Do you think there will at least be a movie?