Remember when the network decided earlier this year that they were going to put four hours of comedy on the schedule? Well, they have only now renewed two of them for another season: “Community,” and “Parks and Recreation.” The decision to cancel “The New Normal” makes sense, given that “Go On” went before it despite higher ratings. The only thing that we thought could give it a chance was the success of the Ryan Murphy machine, and the show’s popularity online. This is probably the touchiest cancellation NBC has made, since this was a show that really encouraged a group of people who feel like they aren’t represented much on TV. Plus, it had NeNe Leakes proving she was more than just one of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
After waving farewell to “The New Normal” with a smile, we now turn to the final piece of new information when it comes to “Community”. The show’s renewal is going to be for 13 episodes. This was not initially known when it was first announced, and we have a feeling that it could end up being increased depending on if some of NBC’s new comedies start to bottom out a little bit. We haven’t seen this sort of decimation for a lineup in some time, so the pressure is on the Greendale
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This has been such a cluster-you-know-what of news today, and we want to help you out. With that, we have some resources! You can see some of the shows that have been picked up by other networks here, including some interesting news regarding “Nashville.”