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I don't think Community had more than 4 good seasons to begin with. You can't operate at that high a level for more than four or five years. But it sucks that it's going to probably be killed off without any series finale.
it'll definitely have a finale. In fact, the end of this year felt like they created it thinking it might be the end.
I think they all pretty much know that next year is the last 13 episodes. I just hope they don't destroy what has been one of the greatest shows of all time.
This post was edited by TheColfax 2 years ago
Fall Premiere dates:
September 20th: Up All Night, The Office, P&R
October 4th: 30 Rock
October 19th (Friday): Whitney, Community
THIS JUST IN: The Office to end this season, EP Greg Daniels confirms
In a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, exec producer Greg Daniels announced that the long-running comedy will conclude in May. “All questions will be answered this year,” he said. “We’re going to see who is behind the documentary. [It's a] big Jim and Pam year… [fans] will pleased and excited by what we have planned for them this year.”
"The reason that I’ve come back to the show is that we have thought about what the future of the show should be, and have always held the value that we should feel like a family," Daniels said. "This year feels like the last chance to really go out together and make an artistic ending of the show.”
"I think it could (go on), and we had debated whether we could reboot it. ... The format is a very strong format. For example, we are introducing two new characters this year who I think are very very funny, and you could see a world where new people keep coming on the show. But ultimately, I think this feeling of family and wanting to wrap up these arcs and do justice to the existing characters in the most creative and explosive way means the show will be changed in such a way that if anything was to continue, it just wouldn't be the same show. We have 15 of the (cast) coming back this season ... but it didn't seem to me we could count on getting many people back for season 10. ... This is going to be a real gangbusters season, so I think people will think it was worth it.
"Certainly, we're not leaving for any reasons other than the ones I've described. The show is very healthy and valued at NBC. I'm actually a little surprised how supportive they've been (on the decision)."
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More from Daniels:
"Definitely I think there's going to be differences between this year and previous years. For one thing, the last few years I think we didn't do arcs so much, we were pursuing episodic comedy. ... It's all going to be set up in the premiere, but there's just so much to pay off from nine seasons of so many great characters that my biggest concern is just packing in the great ideas that the writing staff has on cards all over their walls and make sure we hit on all them or at least squeeze as many as we can. So pretty much the core cast are going to be there. Mindy (Kaling) and B.J. (Novak) are coming back just briefly, hopefully more later. But the cast we had last year, plus Clark Duke and Jake Lacy, are going to be there.
"I'm hoping to have Ken Kwapis direct the ending, which I think would be nice since he directed the pilot. We're going to try to have a big exciting party, and get old folks as well as new folks for whom it's there last chance to be on 'The Office.'"
"We're talking about trying to find out who the Scranton Strangler is — certain things that are going to be fun for long-term viewers ... and sort of the change that is going to happen when we start to find out about the documentary a little bit. ... People always say, 'Why are they still filming? What are they after?' I think we're going to explore that for comedy effect.
"We would certainly wish for (Michael Scott returning). We're not going to put pressure on Steve by writing something that would only work if he returns, but it would be fantastic. I think for him, he really loved how he was exited, and probably was anxious about not messing up such a stylish exit — so that's a perfectly legitimate point. So we'll see. We haven't written — we just have ideas for the ending, but if he were to participate, we'd have good times. ... But he's pretty busy.
I bailed about midway through last season. Just couldn't do it. Probably will skip this season, and then watch it in the future if it gets good reviews. I hate watching a good TV show fade before my eyes.
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
Is Nellie coming back?
Having seen every episode, the last couple seasons have dropped off a huge step. Seasons 1-4 were the peak, 5 and 6 were decent, 7 and 8 were next level unbearable.
Pick a spot... I got alot of ass-Dontgiveadamnnomore Aboutbs
7 was unquestionably better than 6, if only for the episodes leading up to and including Michael's farewell.
Yeah, although I think she's in a Todd Packerish role, so hopefully she'll be minimized somewhat.
As a fan who wants to see it go out with a solid season, I'm happy that they've decided ahead of time that this will be the last. It means they don't necessarily have to tread water with the characters any more. I'm glad Greg Daniels is back in charge, and I like when he says that the show will seem more like pre-Sabre Dunder Mifflin now that David Wallace is back in charge.
I agree that Michael's farewell and the couple of episodes leading up to it were a very good sendoff for Steve Carrell, as well as being good episodes overall. However, excluding these, most of the episodes since the middle of season six to the most recent season have been pretty awful and probably damaged the legacy of the show.
I think that is very much a "what have you done for me lately" type of thing. If season 9 is decent, and finishes strong, people will remember that and all the good from the earlier seasons. If Daniels can't work his magic again, the sour taste of the last 2-3 seasons will be what is remembered.
they just need to end it off with a michael/holly wedding
seasons 1-5 is still my favorite tv show of all time. i've seen every episode multiple times and it never gets old
That's funny, the show already ended when Steve Carrell left.
I don't know whatever the hell this thing is that's been on NBC at 9 on Thursday the last 2 years.
I don't buy the "damaging the legacy" theory either. The less than stellar finale to Seinfeld doesn't make the rest of that show less funny. The fact that Scrubs lingered on for years doesn't mean the first season of that show isn't one of the great single seasons of TV comedy ever done, or lessen how good the first 3 seasons combined are.
Premiere night is one week away.
Adam Scott's dad will be played on P&R by.... Mr. Mike Ehrmantrout, Jonathan Banks.
The Office/P&R tonight.
So I'm down from 3/4 shows from NBC tonight to 1.
Good work NBC.
Very very pleased with tonight's "Parks and Recreation" premiere (9:30 p.m., NBC), set half in Pawnee, half in D.C.
Greg Daniels wrote/directed tonight's Office premiere.
Somewhat on topic, haven't read much about TV lately, do the sepinwalls of the world suggest giving anything new a shot (any genre)? Any of you guys planning on trying something new?
Here are Sepinwall's suggestions. I usually avoid new shows until I know they are good and/or going to get picked up for a full season(s). But I'm the tank for Andre Braugher, so I'm seriously considering Last Resort.
Also The Mindy Project, because I love Mindy Kaling.
HitFixs Alan Sepinwall picks his favorite and least favorite new TV shows of the fall, and says that there are strong shows at the top in Last Resort and Nashville, and then many question marks.
Not much. I might watch Vegas because Dennis Quaid is awesome and I need something I can zone out on for an hour on the treadmill, but that's really about it.
didn't want to start a new thread for this. has anyone watched the first couple episodes of The New Normal? good lord... the show makes me cringe... a NOT due to homophobia... due to what seems like VERY bad role-playing acting. I need a male, gay couple to tell me that it's fantastic acting or something. because it seems very, very forced and not "real," and downright cheesy. in fact, it almost makes me feel like they WANT people to laugh at them for being gay. Ugh.
Revolution is horrible.
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