Community, where to begin. After it’s debut on NBC in September of 2009, this show has earned it’s keep through some of the toughest means possible. Despite the critics and hard core fans’ love and support through the first 3 seasons, rumors circulated that the show would be cancelled.
Fans of the series created a flash mob outside of NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters in New York City to “Occupy NBC”. The flash mob dressed in Christmas gear, wearing “darkest timeline” goatees, and singing “O’ Christmas Troy” from the first season’s episode “Comparative Religion” and chanted “Go Greendale, Go Greendale, Go”. This resulted in NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt announcing that Community was not canceled, though he did not mention a return date. The show was saved but then went through a transformation as series creator and executive producer Dan Harmon was replaced as show runner. This drew much criticism from the fan base finding Harmon returning for season 5. The show was eventually cancelled at the end of season 5, but once again has found survival and will live on through it’s new home on Yahoo! Screen. The shows 6th season will premiere March 17th with two episodes and then a new one every Tuesday there after. Some new characters, some old ones leaving, but the core and spirit is still intact. Here’s the current casts’ promo video for what could be the last season. Or could it? We will never know. It is the cat of television shows with one hell of cast and hopefully more than nine lives.