Troubled NBC comedy "Community" gets a 13-episode order
Fear not, "Community" fans; the NBC sitcom will live on for fourth season.
The sitcom, which has been troubled by lukewarm ratings, a mid-season hiatus, and a nasty feud between series star Chevy Chase and creator Dan Harmon, has been re-upped with a 13-episode commitment from NBC.
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The show's uncertain fate has been a cause of great concern for its small but intensely loyal following. Reacting to chatter that the show might be yanked from the air in the face of poor ratings, fans organized a flash mob at NBC headquarters in New York in an effort to convince network brass to save the show.
Maybe it worked?
In the most recent blow for the series, co-show runners Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan decided to leave the series earlier this month for a two-year development deal at 20th Century Fox TV.
Earlier Thursday, NBC renewed "30 Rock" for a seventh and final season, and "Parenthood" for a fourth season.