They have to make room for the new Matthew Perry sitcom................................
And the Anne Heche one.
The IT Crowd. Very funny.
Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Parks got a full 22 episode season! Happy Endings got renewed too!
Happy Endings improved so much this season. I watched the pilot last season and it was kind of awful -- gave it another shot last fall and it was infinitely better (very PnR-like in that way). Parks has been down a tad after a spectacular third season but certainly glad it's coming back.
This is the darkest timeline.
I watched a couple of eps last season and liked Casey Wilson and Adam Pally but not much else. I heard it got better and watched the second season with my wife and really enjoyed it. Really fun now that Knighton and Cuthbert have things to do other than be not married to each other, and Coupe and Wayans are so manic and fun together.
Oh, also, hopefully that's just a "let's see if this **** sticks to the wall" from Deadline about Harmon. I like all the actors and the other writers. But it's not Community without Harmon. There's a thought that Community might get a back 9 if it outperforms all of, or at least enough of the (surely terrible going by NBC's recent track record) comedy pilots. Though that's less likely if it gets pushed to midseason. I am not a big fan of Cougarton Abbey but it's good to see it get moved to cable as that path seems more and more likely lately for beloved low rated shows.
Only watched about 70% of the season. The gf spent most of the fall explaining how stupid and unfunny it was; spent most of the winter mixing explaining how unfunny it was and chuckling pretty evenly; spent most of the spring explaining less and laughing more. I think Mandonna finally won her over...
I agree about Cougar Town. Never dug it.
In terms of new stuff... have hopes for Animal Kingdom since Gail Lerner and the Russo brothers are involved. That 6 ep order for the Dane Cook series on the other hand...
This is the darkest timeline.
Happy Endings is one of those shows that you watch just to hang out with the characters. I love all six equally and just want to see them do their bits.
Agreed on HE, though I think it suffers like Cougar Town from having an absolutely terrible, seemingly network-selected title.
Breaking: Dan Harmon out as showrunner ofCommunity
By Todd VanDerWerff May 18, 2012
Community creator Dan Harmon will no longer serve as the seriesí showrunner, The A.V. Club has learned from Sony Pictures Television, which produces the show. Taking his place are David Guarascio and Moses Port, who recently worked on ABCís Happy Endings and ranAliens In America, The CWís 2007 coming-of-age sitcom. Harmon will remain a consulting producer. Harmonís place on Community had been undetermined since the show was renewed last week. Although showrunners typically sign two-year contracts at the start of a third season, Harmonís deal was only for one, an unusual arrangement in the TV industry.
Considering Community lost a couple of producers earlier this month, donít expect Harmonís exit to be the last of the changes for the show. Weíll post more information as we get it.
Very impressive. I think the argument can be made, that the people behind this show do what they do better than anyone in television. Their budget can't be good, and they are obviously very lucky to be on a network that apparently couldn't give two ***** about ratings. But they put together 22 episodes of quality action/adventure with a real story that keeps moving.
It's so refreshing to watch a show where the ball keeps rolling; no backtracking, no retreads, no filler episodes while we wait for the next big set piece. When the show started, I think everyone thought the premise wasn't sustainable. Obviously they didn't either, because in two years the show has legitimately been reinvented four times now. But it never feels cheap or forced, it comes across as pretty natural, which is quite an accomplishment.
Come to the Dark Side -- There's cookies!
I finally had time to sit down and get into Game of Thrones Season 1 on blu-ray. I've enjoyed it; I'm up to I think episode 8 now. Unfortunately, back before I owned the set or thought I was ever going to see this show, I was spoiled about, but other than that I'm unspoiled. I wish my provider would hurry up and provide HBOGO so I could start watching season 2 as soon as I finish my set, but I don't think they're going to be doing that until later into the summer. I may just bite the bullet and buy episodes on iTunes.Spoiler:
Modern Family is the King's Speech of sitcoms.
ATC, you could have just posted your signature.
Great 3 episodes to close out the season but sour taste in my mouth that Harmon is out as showrunner. Ugh.
Just 1 episode left for me.
Modern Family too. Wonderful show.
Love the opening scene when the eldest daughter comes in late. Holy crap, I lost it.
My offseason FA wishlist:
Sergio Rodriguez (backup pg)
Thomas Robinson (backup pf)
Andray Blatche (starting pf - replacing West)
Corey Brewer (starting sg/sf - interchangeable w/ PG)
I'm now caught up completely with Game of Thrones; luckily my provider had season two on demand, and I DVR'd last night's new episode. Good stuff. Going to be strange to have to wait week to week now after blitzing through all this.