Here is Sony’s plea to save ‘Community’
Community’s production company, Sony made a, “Save Community” reel encouraging people to watch it live this Thursday night, which is the season finale and possible series finale of the show. The show, as all fans know has had its series of ups and downs. It barely got a 4th season, lost its showwunner/creator, and it’s biggest star departed the show near the end of shooting season 3. Like the network it airs on, the show has struggled for ratings for a while now, but this also creates an upside in that NBC is losing a lot of comedies this year with the ending of veteran shows like The Office and 30 Rock. It’s also struggled with new comedies with Animal Practice, The New Normal, 1600 Penn, Up All Night, and Whitney all either being cancelled or looking like longshots for renewal, NBC needs some comedy winners to fill it’s dominant Thursday night comedy timeslot. Community has a small but loyal following and their enthusiasm is one of the few things the network has going for it at the moment. So if you like Community, watch it live this Thursday. Or all the animated web .gifs, #sixseasonsandamovie hashtags, and Alison Brie fanpages are all going to go away. Which I’m pretty sure at this point make up at least 65% of all the content on the Internet.