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NBC Hints at a Fifth Season for Community, Like They Think We’re Buying It For a Second

Because NBC likes to jerk us around wants us to get excited about the new season of Community, NBC chief Bob Greenblatt has stepped forward and said that the network is “absolutely hopeful” that the show will have a fifth season. “I’d love nothing more than to see it continue,” he said. OK, yeah, sure. It would’ve been nice if you’d shown such faith in the show a wee bit earlier, but I see this statement as nothing more than PR-speak, so whatever.

But it’s what he said about season four, premiering on February 7th, that I find a bit more interesting. If by interesting you mean infuriating. And I do.

Said Greenblatt:

“I think you’ll see relatively the same show that you did before, maybe with a little bit more heart built into it. But we didn’t fundamentally change it.”

“A little bit more heart”? Community had plenty of heart. Troy and Abed in the blanket fort war! Jeff in the season three finale! “Britta, you’re not the worst. You’re the best.” Something tells me that when Greenblatt says “heart” he’s referring to “sap,” the lack of which is one of the main reasons I love Community so much.

I’ll watch season four. It’ll probably still be good, even though it won’t be the same. Whatever. Things change. But I’m almost to the point where I wish they’d just cancel it to put us fans out of our misery and let Community ascend to the Pantheon of Shows Royally Screwed Over By Their Networks. It already has a seat waiting for it, between Arrested Development and Firefly and across from Freaks and Geeks.

(via: Deadline)

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  • Anonymous

    I’m still hopeful. NBC has yet to cancel Whitney. You need a certain amount of shows on your schedule and Community, if nothing else, has a strong schedule. Maybe once the network has a stronger line-up, the show will be gone but not before.

  • Erin Carr

    If they tease us, and then don’t deliver, I will have a meltdown that will rival any of Annie’s.

  • Anneka Jameson

    I’m done with NBC after the fourth season of Community. I like what I see on FOX a lot better.

  • TKS

    “While this move seems illogical, trust us that the minds behind this shift know exactly what they’re doing.
    “Guys! Annie’s Boobs wanted her own show, and I said yes!”
    (Animal Practice is swiftly canceled for lack of ratings.)

  • Anonymous

    I still can’t get over the cancellation of Freaks and Geeks :(

  • Marykate Clark

    It baffles me that shows like this get perpetuated and pushed on the public, while amazing shows like 666 Park Ave have been cancelled with hardly a chance to run. A handful of fantastic shows from various networks have been prematurely canned, but Community is given a forced continual run…
    Did they help NBC dispose of a body or something? Did NBC lose a big poker game?
    (I’m counting the weeks until Game of Thrones returns, til then, video games!)