Pull out a Hawthorne and wipe away the single tear that’s doing the wall-slide of sadness down the side of your face, because after 5 seasons NBC has officially taken Community out back, tied it to a tree, and shot it with a paintball gun. And then switched out a paintball gun for a real gun, and killed it dead. BECAUSE THEY ARE MONSTERS.
The news that NBC decided to finally deep six the show doesn’t come as much of a surprise, since Community’s low ratings were always putting it as risk for cancellation. But Community fans are insane and relentless and would resort to some dark-sided juju if it meant they’d see Joel McHale and the gang from Greendale (RIP STARBURNS) get ‘six seasons and a movie’, so it will no doubt be resurrected on Netflix. And if it doesn’t? Holy shit, lock the doors and prepare for end times.
But Community wasn’t the only victim. EW says that NBC also cancelled Revolution (that show about a blackout), Growing Up Fisher (that show where the Farmers Insurance dude is blind), Believe (???), and Crisis (see Believe). However, they renewed that pile of crap About a Boy, because NBC stands for No Brain Cells. Sorry, I didn’t mean that; I’m just very hurt and sad right now.
So basically, if you work in television, this week is the equivalent of waiting to get your test results back from the STD clinic. You’ll either get the call telling you that everything’s fine and you can go about your regularly scheduled business, or the call asking if your insurance plan covers penicillin and anti-fungal crotch cream.