Looks like Joel McHale will get his full time job back at The Soup. NBC has decided to cancel the Sony Pictures TV comedy series, Community, after five seasons of some less than impressive ratings.
Despite the huge fan base it seems to have struck up on various social media sites, still it isn’t enough to keep the show on air. The people who are a part of that massive fandom are also among the people most likely to watch on things like Netflix and Hulu, whose views don’t count towards overall ratings. Sony will likely look for a new network host for the comedy.
Creator Dan Harmon has become popular on social sites like Twitter, where people love to read his amusing thoughts. Since 2011 he has also had a Harmontown podcast that he has been streaming independently of the show.
Harmon has had an up-and-down relationship with both NBC and Sony, and was fired from the show at the end of the third season. He was re-hired during the fifth season. It was no secret either that behind the scenes Harmon and Chevy Chase (who was a cast-member for the first four seasons) did not have the most warm relationship.
Last year NBC was on the fence about renewing the show and other outlets approached Sony to offer a spot on their networks just in case they did decide to cancel the show.
McHale tweeted “#darkesttimeline” on Friday just after news hit that the show would be cancelled.