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'Community' Cancelled

May 9 2014, 10:39pm CDT | by

It’s official: quirky comedy Community is finally cancelled. The show has gotten bad ratings even in the face of critical acclaim, and despite a consistently dedicated fan base, NBC has finally...

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'Community' Cancelled

May 9 2014, 10:39pm CDT | by

It’s official: quirky comedy Community is finally cancelled. The show has gotten bad ratings even in the face of critical acclaim, and despite a consistently dedicated fan base, NBC has finally pulled the plug. Fans, like myself, will try to remember that five seasons is actually a pretty good score, if just short of “six seasons and a movie,” as Abed would say.

We were almost here before, when the show was put on a hiatus in 2011, but a massive outpouring support from the Internet helped convince NBC to pick up the show for another season after that. The genre-jumping show may have just found that its reams of meta-humor just couldn’t draw an audience with any kind of consistency, even though it kept the gag going for much longer than I would have thought possible. The last season saw the return of original showrunner Dan Harmon.

“Twitter isn’t big enough to hold my condolences and more importantly my gratitude to the best fans, cast and crew in TV history. Excelsior,” he Tweeted.

I, however, would be shocked if Community didn’t find a new home in short order. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Sony Pictures TV is already looking for a new home. The poorly-rated cult-favorite comedy is a perfect candidate for any number of streaming services looking to distinguish themselves with original content — Hulu already owns the digital rights. It would certainly have an easier time making new episodes than Arrested Development, which had to contend with significant demands on the superstar cast’s schedules so long after its original run.

“Community” was always an odd fit for NBC, even if the network saw success with the slightly less strange “The Office.” It’s the kind of show that screams out for cable or streaming — something capable of commanding a certain chunk of the blogosphere’s attention, but struggled with the larger audience. Netflix is an obvious choice, but both Amazon and Hulu might see this as an opportunity to snag a sure-fire winner to compete with Netflix’s already strong offerings.

 
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7 weeks ago

RM47mil KWSG contributions still unclaimed

Jun 9 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: About RM47 million of contributions in the Teachers Provident Fund (KWSG) still remain unclaimed, the Dewan Rakyat was told to ...
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7 weeks ago

Gold shop lost almost RM1mil

Jun 9 2014 3:50am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KANGAR: A gold shop owner lost almost RM1 million after after the safe on in his shop was broken i ...
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7 weeks ago

Motion to debate MAS losses in Dewan Rakyat rejected

Jun 9 2014 3:39am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: AN emergency motion to debate the losses incurred by Malaysia Airlines last year, amounting to RM1.2 billion was rejected by the Dewan Rakyat today. ...
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7 weeks ago

MH370 Tragedy: Hisham: RM27.6 mil spent on 1st phase of SAR

Jun 9 2014 2:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia spent some RM27.6 million in its first phase of the search operations for missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, said Acting Transport Minister, D ...
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7 weeks ago

9.1m litres of diesel seized in a month

Jun 8 2014 1:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism ministry has seized some 9.1 million litres of diesel and property worth RM58 million since mounting ‘Operasi Diesel Selatan’ in the southern states las ...
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8 weeks ago

Girl, 9, awarded RM2.78m compensation for medical negligence

Jun 6 2014 4:56am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: A nine-year-old girl who suffered brain damage during her birth at a government hospital was awarded over RM2.78 million in comp ...
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8 weeks ago

Malaysia's total trade in April up 12pc

Jun 5 2014 11:52pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's total trade in April 2014 rose by 12 per cent from a year ago to RM123.86 billion due to growing trading activities, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri ...
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8 weeks ago

Works Ministry to spend RM20m for upgrading works at 50 accident black spots

Jun 4 2014 11:35pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

JOHOR BARU: The Works Ministry will implement upgrading works at 50 accident prone locations in the country that have been identified this year involving an allocation of RM20 mil ...
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8 weeks ago

Najib launches loan scheme for Ramadan traders

Jun 4 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launches RM45 million Ramadan Bazaar Scheme 2014 ...
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8 weeks ago

Residents bring up objection against Kidex to Suhakam

Jun 4 2014 4:49am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: A group of 20 Petaling Jaya residents held a meeting with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) over their objection against the proposed RM2.2 billion Kinr ...
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