NBC cancels ‘Smash’, ‘The New Normal’, renews ‘Community’
NBC has continued its full network overhaul, saving one on-the-bubble series while axing two others.
Community, which many had expected to be canceled following a hit-or-miss fourth season without creator Dan Harmon, was surprisingly renewed for a 13-episode fifth season.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that NBC has chosen not to renew the semi-autobiographical sitcom from Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler, which has been axed following its first season. Meanwhile, Smash, a passion project for NBC head honcho Bob Greenblatt, has been canceled after two seasons on the network: one in which it was a small, but modest success, and a second in which it was an outright bomb.
I might be alone in the sentiment, but I’ll miss both shows. But hey, Community has lived to see another day. Despite a wonky fourth season and the departure of Chevy Chase, it remains one of TV’s most underrated comedies. I’ll be interested to see how the show reinvents itself in a fifth season.
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I guess what's his name from The New Normal can try to get his job back on "Girls" if they will have him. lols.....
The New Normal was probably the only sitcom Ive watched in years.....sad to see it go......Eleen Barkin deserves an emmy for it all the same.....
First, NBC has problems in general in all time slots. The best thing about The New Normal is Justin Bartha.
I'm going to miss Smash. While there are some problems with the storyline and Katharine McPhee's bad acting, I could only give praise to the artists who created the songs in the show. That's the only thing that I'm looking forward to hearing every week.
I'm gonna miss New Normal. Mostly Justin Bartha. Great message but the comedy just wasn't consistent.
@Mikhail XO Like "The Good Wife!"
@Mikhail XO I'm not sure if it was legit but there was an ongoing petition to keep the show. I think putting the show on saturday was leading towards cutting it off, but it was not really announced per se.