Collective shock around the world, while cult favorite sitcom Community has been flirting with danger for years, NBC finally says goodbye. According to TV Line, NBC canceled Community today after five seasons. While Community has struggled in the ratings, creator Dan Harmon‘s return this year was a sign of optimism. Unfortunately, with the popular Donald Glover leaving (alongside not-at-popular Chevy Chase) Community couldn’t escape the inevitable. But, hey, at least they went out in style.
Community fans shouldn’t completely abandon hope. There is a good chance the sitcom will follow in Arrested Development and Happy Endings‘ footsteps and get shopped to another network. While nothing’s been said yet, Dan Harmon has had plans for a Community movie. I don’t think this will the end of Jeff and the gang.
Over on ABC (in a less shocking twist) Suburgatory, Super Fun Night, and The Neighbors have all been axed. Suburgatory lasted three seasons, while The Neighbors struggled through two. Rebel Wilson led freshman show Super Fun Night doesn’t make the cut alongside fellow newbies Trophy Wife and Mixology. It’s getting brutal out there.
Update: Over at CBS they’ve pulled the plug on 3 of its freshman comedies The Crazy Ones, Friends With Better Lives, and the adaptation of the movie Bad Teacher.