NBC President on Community: Not Cancelled!

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Back off the ledge, Community fans. NBC President Robert Greenblatt made it very clear today: the show has not been cancelled.

"It will definitely be back this spring," Greenblatt told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, adding regrets that he wasn't clear about this when it first vanished from the schedule. "I want to dispel any notion that it's just quietly disappearing... I know there are many fans of the show in this room and I want you to keep writing about it."

Community Paintball Scene

Where might the show end up? Greenblatt expressed hesitation about "[starting] off a night" of programming with it, so we may see it pushed back later on Wednesday or Thursday nights."

The real question, though, centers around a fourth season. The executive acknowledged Community's strong, "loyal" core audience but was also frank about how little that group has grown over the years.

"Those are really hard questions to answer at this point," he said about season four. “We’re just going to look at the success of what pilots yield, what the scheduling needs are and make that decision closer to the upfront [later this spring].”

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It's great that NBC has finally figured out that it needs more cult shows like Community back on the air. It always seems to be one of the main 3 networks that don't appreciate the base of viewers that a show such as Community brings to the network. They never seem to understand their viewers or the benefits of a cult show. Star Trek is the example they should never forget. That show is still making money for the networks. Look at all of the spinoffs. Anyway, it's great that the show is coming back. Maybe they'll wake up and give it a full season.


by far my favourite show :) such a diversity of characters.. from pierce the racist to britta the pothead :)


Great! :)


So glad to hear it is not cancelled...


...just hope when it comes back it self-corrects and gets back to its "season 1-esque" awesomeness


Hooray !