NBC Benches Comedy Series COMMUNITY Mid-Season Due to Low Ratings
Published: November 15, 2011 - 8:02am
Cast, crew and fans of the dynamic comedy show, which recently entered it's third season, were shocked by the news NBC has put it on hold for it's mid-season lineup change.
Community is an American television comedy series that airs on NBC and was recently renewed for a third season. The show centers on Jeff Winger, played by The Soup's Joel McHale, who is a suspended lawyer attending Greendale Community College after it is discovered that he falsely claimed to have a bachelor's degree. It also stars Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong and Chevy Chase and has been nominated for a slew of awards including People's Choice, Teen Choice and Critics' Choice Television Awards.
Yesterday, NBC released it's mid-season schedule and Community fans were quick to notice the series was absent from the list. Executive producer Neil Goldman quickly confirmed that show was put on the backburner on Twitter: “Midseason schedule burn!”, followed by creator Dan Harmon reply: “Streets Ahold!”
No cancellation notice has been issued by NBC, but fans are not waiting for what appears to be the inevitable due to recent low ratings. Twitter became swamped with trending hashtags #savecommunity and #savegreendale and a online petition continue to sprout up. NBC is also busy planning the return of one of their most popular sitcoms 30 Rock which stars Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey.