NBC Ending "30 Rock," "Community" and "Parks & Recreation" Submitted by Zach Lisabeth on May 8, 2012
Start preparing yourself for life without Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Leslie Knope, Ron Swanson and whoever's in "Community."
The struggling Peacock network is taking a new direction with its primetime lineup, and that means cleaning house. Until this week, the once-dominant network had been suspiciously mum on its plans for next season. That all changed with a giant info dump from NBC execs which included the fates of veteran sitcoms “30 Rock,” “Community” and “Parks and Recreation.”
All three critical darlings will be given abbreviated “send off” seasons followed by immediate termination. Despite receiving generally favorable reviews, NBC’s long-running Thursday comedy lineup has never garnered stellar ratings. The limited order of 13 episodes for each show must have seen like a good compromise solution for the network that has seen itself slide from first to fourth place over the last decade.
The Peacock plans to add several new sitcoms to its roster to replace the old guard. A network spokesperson confirmed that Matthew Perry’s “Go On,” Anne Heche’s “Save Me,” Ryan Murphy’s “The New Normal,” Bill Pullman’s “1600 Penn” and Justin Kirk’s “Animal practice have all been picked up by NBC. Only time will tell which pilots actually earn a spot on the mid-season schedule.
I'm surprised about 30 Rock. That seemed to be a strong anchor in their line-up.
Rest in Peace Chris ~ I'll never forget you, my friend.
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30 Rock shouldn't be that big of a surprise . . even Tina was indicating next season would likely be its last, with everyone's contracts ending . . just means nine less episodes and finishing in December rather than next May. Seven seasons (or 6 1/2) is a good long run.
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Alas, "Community Chat" will no longer have a namesake under which to have its banner fall. I for one will not be crying any tears or spilling any milk. I haven't watched anything in NBC's primetime lineup for years, and none of these shows were inspiring me to change that.
I'm glad at least that the network senses its malaise and wants to do something about it. Matthew Perry and Anne Heche probably aren't exactly the freshest names in Hollywood on which to bank, but then again, Teri Hatcher and the other "Desperate Housewives" weren't going anywhere fast (except maybe Eva Longoria) until that show came along. Now they're ending a hugely successful eight-season run on Sunday, and I'm going to be genuinely sad they're gone. So, I at least can understand the emotional connection many users here feel to these NBC shows.
C'est la vie. I bid thee adieu, NBC's Thursday lineup.
Edited by Qwizzy (05/10/1206:49 PM)
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