It’s official…NBC has pulled the plug on Community.
The possibility of cancellation has certainly been in the air for a while, but die-hard fans were still holding out hope for the cult comedy. The show’s viewership had been in a steady decline over the last year, and this past 13 episode season averaged just 3.8 million viewers and a 1.6 rating in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic, including DVR playback.
Fanbolt Editor-in-Chief Emma Loggins, and longtime fan of the show, described the Community as ” one of those shows that was beloved – but it was just too smart and niche.” Keeping that same line of thought, perhaps some ultra smart execs over at another network that has no shortage of smart, niche shows under its belt, like an FX (here’s looking at you Archer), would consider picking the show back up and continuing it, in the way of Cougartown, The Game and Roswell before it (all 3 shows were cancelled by their original networks, to later be picked up and continued by other networks).
Fortunately this won’t be the last fans will see of Community, as the show has been sold in syndication to Comedy Central, with Hulu owning the digital rights.
Will you be sad to see Community go? If there were a chance for it to end up elsewhere, where would you like to see it?
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