You’ve probably already heard this elsewhere, but Community has been renewed for a fifth season. I think most fans were pretty disappointed by the fourth season, but bad Community is still better than most things. Plus, it got better as the season progressed. With the drama and transition of losing Harmon behind them, I’m optimistic about the new season.
Chevy Chase won’t be back next season, but if I had to pick one character to remove from the show without affecting it, it would be his. Pop POP!
The peacock network is home to most of the TV I watch. Even most of the cancelled shows I watch on Netflix were on NBC at one point (looking at you Life). Sure it doesn’t have the best ratings, but it is a source of quality programming that the people who run it should (mostly) be proud of. Unfortunately, the business world values money over integrity, so you can expect to get some dumbed down programming in the near future.
NBC doesn’t describe it as making their sitcoms dumber or targeting the lowest common denominator. They described it as broadening. Regardless, you can expect shows like Community, 30 Rock, The Office and Parks and Recreation to disappear from their network in favor of shows that are more like Two and a Half Men and other dumb crap people who don’t use the internet to watch TV watch. I guess NBC knows that the kind of people who watch dumb TV shows are the kind of people who are dumb enough to buy toilet paper because of a commercial with a cartoon bear rubbing his ass on a tree to pass some kind of inspection from his bear mom.
Everyone gets to go back to Greendale when Season 4 premieres Friday, October 19 on NBC!
Yes. This is such a shameless plug that it might as well be advertising, but Community is the just about the last good thing on network TV.
Calling all #HumanBeings! Greendale is back in session soon! Season 4 premieres Friday, October 19 at 8:30/7:30c!—
Community (@nbccommunity) June 14, 2012
Community has been renewed for a fourth season and 30 Rock has too. In the case of Community, I’m just excited to get a little more Greendale. For 30 Rock this will be their seventh and last season. That sounds like sad news, but 30 Rock had a good run, rumors of stars leaving have persisted for several years, and at least we’ll get the satisfaction of a planned final season instead of an abrupt cancellation. There is still no word on The Office or Parks and Recreation, but I’ll have an update for you when I hear something.
The only downside I can see here is that NBC only ordered 13 episodes of each show. Then again, the history of television is chock full of shows that started a season with a 13 episode order and ended up getting full seasons.
For months, The Daily Show has been making fun of Mitt Romney for being wooden, and honestly, it’s been funny. It should be funny. The Daily Show is a comedy show on a channel called Comedy Central. It stops being funny when real news outlets like CNN start allocating more and more time to whether or not Romney is dull. This is an election year, and the primaries are essentially over. Coverage of the presidential race should not be like the coverage of American Idol and Dancing with the Stars. Whether or not a candidate is funny has no bearing on his plan for the country. As an electorate, we should be talking about policy and discussing competing visions for our nation’s future, and we should be demanding the same from our media. News networks should be fact-checking claims made on the campaign trail, discussing campaign strategies and analyzing policy. That doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be some coverage of gaffes or discussions about whether or not the candidates are out of touch with the majority of Americans, but that’s very different than the conversations being had on our “news” networks who seem to focus exclusively on gaffes and personalities.
I won’t be voting for Mitt Romney because of his ideas, not because he’s “boring”. We’re picking a president, not a poker buddy. If your vote is swayed by whether or not you’d want to have a beer with the candidate or whether or not he’s funny, do everyone a favor and stay home on election day.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of NBC’s Community. In fact, I have no problem calling Community the best comedy on television. That’s why I’m very excited to tell you all that Community is scheduled to come back on March 15.
The only downside is that Parks and Recreation will be going on hiatus until April 19 to make room for Community while Up All Night wraps up its season.
More awesome Community-inspired art after the jump.
As part of a 30 Rock online feature, several artists performed old NBC show themes. Childish Gambino rapped over the theme of Knight Rider. I can’t embed the video, but the link below will take you to it.