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NBC cancels ‘Community’!

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‘NBC’ is canceling ‘Community’ after five years, they announced today.

Led by showrunner Dan Harmon, Community aired for five seasons and starred Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Alison Brie, among others.

The show first premiered in September 2009 and followed a misfit group of students at a community college.

Though there have been rumors of a cancellation since 2011, Community earned an Emmy nomination for writing and won an Emmy award for animation in the years since. It also received nods from the Television Critics Association Awards, the TV Guide Awards, and the Annie Awards.

The cancellation prompted an outcry on social media from fans and members of the show. Harmon, 41, tweeted, “Twitter isn’t big enough to hold my condolences and more importantly my gratitude to the best fans, cast and crew in TV history. Excelsior.”

Andy Bobrow, who served as a producer on the show, joked of Community’s cult following, “I can only interpret this as a massive failure on the part of our horrible ungrateful fans.” McHale chimed in, writing, “Thanks Community fans for being the greatest that have ever walked the earth & Thanks @danharmon for letting me be on the coolest show ever.” Jacobs thanked Harmon and the fans as well, tweeting, “Thank you for the love, best fans in the world. Thank you @danharmon for the best job of my life. #ePluribusAnus”

Community wasn’t alone in getting the ax. NBC also canceled Revolution, Crisis, and Believe.

It was a hilarious show, I’m surprised they’re canceling it. I feel bad for ALL sitcoms, it has to be so hard to make it these days.

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Posted Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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A “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” mashup IS HAPPENING!

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A few of the actors from “Friday Night Lights” have already starred in episodes of “Parenthood,” but an actual crossover is finally in the works!

Mae Whitman posted the picture above, and captioned it “EAST MEETS WEST. #ryanandamber #caffertyandriggins #worldscollide”

While “Parenthood” is on hiatus during the Winter Olympics, NBC announced a “Parenthood” web series to keep fans happy until the Braverman clan returns.

TV Guide reports that the four-part web series, “Friday Night at the Luncheonette,” will feature Mae Whitman’s character, Amber, while she works at the Luncheonette recording studio. While working at the studio some familiar faces from Dillon will stop by, specifically Landry Clarke (Jesse Plemons) and Billy Riggins (Derek Phillips).

Landry? In a recording studio? Sounds like a Crucifictorious reunion to us!

If you “Friday Night Lights” fans are excited, imagine what Whitman must be going through. Her eternal love for all things “FNL” has been thoroughly documented. See some examples below, and watch the digital series when it premieres Thursday, Feb. 13.

I really regret not watching ‘Friday Night Lights’ from the beginning. I should probably take a weekend and just get caught up on Netflix, but that’s such a time commitment! It’s one of those shows that EVERYONE loves.

As for Parenthood, I love the show… can’t wait for it to come back!

Posted Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 10:10am
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Did the Biggest Loser’s Winner lose too much weight?

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Rachel Frederickson started off at 260 pounds when she signed on to appear on The Biggest Loser. Last night she appeared on the season finale, and shocked fans by weighing in at 105 pounds, that’s a loss of 60% of her body weight.

Rachel shocked not only trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper, but also fans of the show. Just look at the faces of Jillian and Bob when Rachel walked out on stage. Their faces say it all.

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Fans of the show took to Twitter saying Rachel’s weight loss was “shocking” and “sad.”

At the age of 23 the former athlete ballooned to 260 lbs and was too embarrassed to even let her own family see her.

But her amazing transformation made her $250,000 richer as the latest winner of the hit weight-loss competition show.

As Rachel walked out on stage, Jillian and her fellow trainer Bob Harper clapped but appeared uncomfortable.

Their shock at the huge loss was clear for all to see and it was quickly echoed by viewers.

One user wrote: ‘In shock: Personal trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper appeared completely flabbergasted by Rachel’s weight loss (sic) while another added: ‘#BLFinale so disappointed in Rachel. Just unbelievable how far she took her weight loss with so many young girls watching her every move (sic).’

And there was more, one user calling himself a doctor said: ‘Shocked how thin Rachel looked. 118kg to 48kg a 60% weight loss. that cant be healthy (sic).’

I have to agree with critics of the show…. her weight loss IS shocking. She is underweight now, and I think she look unhealthy now – just as she did before… just in a different way. Lots of people think she took her weight loss too far. What do you think?

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Posted Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 4:16pm
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NBC is paying Jay Leno $15 million to walk away before his contract expires.

NBC is paying Jay Leno a whopping $15 million to step down as host of The Tonight Show, months before his contract ends.

The network wants Leno to step down as host months before his contract expires in September 2014, making way for Jimmy Fallon to step in.

The payout is part of Leno’s deal to leave the show, which he has hosted for 22 years. The New York Daily News reports that the payoff, which is equal to Leno’s annual salary, doesn’t compare to the money he makes doing standup in Las Vegas (I had no idea he did this?).

As the shake-up was confirmed after weeks of speculation, Leno told Fallon he was ‘counting on’ him to keep network ratings high.

In his opening monologue of Wednesday’s show Leno said: ‘I just have one request of Jimmy. We’ve all fought, kicked and scratched to get this network up to fifth place, okay?

‘Now we have to keep it there. Jimmy don’t let it slip into sixth. We’re counting on you.’

The replacement move, which had been anticipated for weeks, was announced yesterday and will officially take place following the network’s broadcast of the Winter Olympics.

Fallon will more than double his multi-million dollar salary when he takes over from outgoing host Jay Leno next year on the top-rated NBC show.

Industry insiders predict that Fallon will see the $5million he gets for fronting ‘The Late Show’ boosted to $12 million when he goes head-to-head with CBS’ David Letterman and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel in February.

Although Fallon’s pay packet will be three million less than the $15million Leno takes home, it still represents a massive show of faith in Fallon, who has been working late night television for less than five years.

I think this is really good news for NBC… I think the shakeup was desperately needed!

FYI: If Jay Leno made anywhere from $10 – $15 million a year – and he’s hosted for 22 years….. He’s easily made over $200,000,000 in his run as host of The Tonight Show. That’s insanity.

Posted Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 8:08am
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