Friday, May 11, 2012
Episode 1327: Community's Been Renewed!
So it's that time of year when the shows that premiered in autumn or winter are airing their finales. Have to say, the finales for The Secret Circle and The Vampire Diaries were pretty epic. It's particularly surprising for the former show, which has really struggled creatively in its freshman season. Surprisingly, online buzz suggests that it might be in danger of cancellation, despite being a sister show to The Vampire Diaries, by far The CW's best-performing show. Still, I like how the show's mythology is finally starting to open up, although at times it's hard to swallow just because of how pedestrian the show's initial episodes were. The finale of The Vampire Diaries, on the other hand, was a complete game-changer! Not sure what it means for the show's storylines going into Season 4, but on a side note, The CW now absolutely has to order Cult to series, just to keep Matt Davis on our screens. Community has also been renewed by NBC, albeit for a shortened 13-episode run. The word is that with a fresh slate of comedy pilots, NBC is picking up its returning comedies for 13-episode runs across the board. Let's hope some of the new comedies crash and burn so badly in comparison to Community that the network executives reconsider and order a full season midway through the 2012/13 TV season!