“We’ll definitely be back next year,” Danny Pudi’s Abed told audiences at the very end of the season five finale of NBC’s cult hit, “Community,” “and, if not, its because an asteroid has destroyed all of human civilization. And that’s canon.
It seems that just such an extinction level event has occurred this morning as NBC has announced that it will not be renewing “Community” for a sixth season. The network has also cancelled “Growing Up Fisher,” “Revolution,” “Believe,” and “Crisis.” ABC has, meanwhile, cancelled “Super Fun Night,” “Suburgatory,” “Trophy Wife,” “The Neighbors” and “Mixology.”
Starring Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, John Oliver, Jim Rash, Jonathan Banks and Ken Jeong, “Community” has made it through its own darkest timeline in the past and, given the tenacity of the fanbase, it’s hard to imagine the series not finding some alternate way to reach its goal of “six seasons and movie.”