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NBC Cancels "Community" & "Revolution"

By Garth Franklin Friday May 9th 2014 02:52PM

Following word of the renewal of "Hannibal" earlier today, NBC is continuing to seal the fate of its various other series left hanging.

It has cheated death quite a few times, but the dream of "six seasons and a movie" came to an end today as NBC has officially cancelled "Community".

The series averaged a 1.5 rating and 3.7 million viewers this past season, that's better than NBC's other long-running Thursday comedy "Parks and Recreation" which has been renewed.

It's expected that the show's producers Sony Pictures TV will try and shop it around to either a cable network or a streaming service.

"Revolution" has also been cancelled. One of the most high profile new series launches two years ago thanks to the involvement of the likes of J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau, the costly apocalyptic drama started out strong with 11.65 million viewers tuning into the pilot.

That number has dropped to hover in the 4-5 million viewer range in recent weeks, and the show's costly budget probably didn't help matters.

The network has also cancelled the J.K. Simmons-led blind dad sitcom "Growing Up Fisher". Though pulling them from the schedule the other day, the network has finally made the cancellation of "Believe" and "Crisis" official.

On the renewal front, the network has given comedy "About a Boy" a second season. This marks the first sitcom on the network to score a second season renewal since, ironically, "Community" back in 2010. 'Boy' has lifted ratings in its timeslot for NBC by 20% compared with last year.

Still undetermined is the fate of both "Parenthood" and "Dracula".

Source: TV Line

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