Community Cast Reacts to NBC Finally Canceling Their Beloved Show


It finally actually happened. Rather than leaving things up in the air and delaying seasons for months on end, NBC decided Friday to officially cancel the massively-beloved, but chronically low-rated Community. The show’s five season have been plagued with all kinds of drama, from actor Chevy Chase quitting to showrunner Dan Harmon getting fired and rehired over the course of two years. But through it all, Community has managed to deliver some of the most genuinely groundbreaking television comedy of all time.

Fan tributes to the show, along with outright devastation that it will never reach the pre-ordained goal of #SixSeasonsAndAMovie, have been pouring in on Twitter. And the cast and writers have been offering their gratitude right back to the people without whom this little show that could would have canceled ages ago.

Joel McHale went with a seemingly cryptic hashtag that instantly shot to the top of Twitter’s national trending topics. If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll know what he means:

Gillian Jacobs went with a more direct thank you to the cast and crew:

Yvette Nicole Brown let out some unrelenting positivity befitting her character, Shirley:

Oscar-winner Jim Rash thanked the fans for helping the show get to five seasons, as well as his Greendale colleagues:

Ken Jeong thanked the fans, Harmon and the cast before turning to Conan O’Brien for some inspirational words:

And a surprisingly heartfelt Dan Harmon had only positive things to say:

As for the future of Community, as we learned with Arrested Development, you can never say never. The show was always more popular on platforms like Hulu and Netflix than it was on traditional TV, so you have to think those services, along with Amazon, Yahoo and every other tech company that now produces original content is considering getting in the Community business. If nothing else, embracing this show will produce a massive amount of good will from a group of people that wields real influence online.

If not, we’ll be forced to remember the end of Community as it played out in the season five finale, to the dulcet tones of Dave Matthews Band’s “Ants Marching.”

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