When NBC announced its mid-season schedule back in November, one television was notably gone: Community. It’s last show aired on Thursday, and was a sad day to any avid NBC comedy fan.
Like many of NBC shows it never garnered much ratings, yet like Award winning NBC comedies 30 Rock and The Office, was well received by critics and those of us with a brain. NBC likes to site the fact no one ever tuned into the show but that is largely to blame on them. The show was never advertised and was put in the same time-slot as The Big Bang Theory on CBS, one of the most highly rated shows on television.
Community is a truly American comedy. It follows a diverse group of people trying to get back on top of life by going to college. However the college is a community college run by a dean (played by Jim Rash) who only cares for the betterment of his school and its students. Unlike other television shows that tend to be as diverse as a country club, Community incorporates all different characterizations. All the characters are different races, sex, age, religion, and, counting the dean, sexual orientation. Yet Community’s prime factor is its witty and sarcastic comedy.
Community should have never been cancelled and it will be missed.