Community Community Put on Hiatus for Midseason
NBC announced their midseason schedule today, and notably absent was critically and viewer acclaimed Community. As many know, shows not returning for their mid-season runs are nearly a sure sign of cancellation, especially when the show constantly does poorly in the ratings.
Like many shows before it, Community might finally succumb to the fact that it's just too smart of a show for normal television. The humor too too well written and too funny for the general audience, whom seeks a much lower and simpler form of humor.
The internet though, still steaming after 2010's Late Night Wars debacle, has already taken to the web to voice their disapproval. #OccupyNBC has already started to crop up. The best way though would be to write a sternly written note to NBC via their contact forms and be sure to voice it out to their Twitter.
Fresh off the inetwebs, is the Chuck Season 5 sneak peak. With the creation of "Carmichael Industries," Chuck and the gang has a new mission, and a new enemy, the CIA that burned him and his team to begin with.
Chuck returns Friday October 21 on NBC.
The LA Times reports that Andy Whitfield, star of Spartacus: Blood and Sand has died Sunday from his long battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma surrounded by his family at his home in Sydney, Australia.
The following is a statement from his wife, Vashti Whitfield:
"On a beautiful sunny Sydney spring morning, surrounded by his family, in the arms of his loving wife, our beautiful young warrior Andy Whitfield lost his 18-month battle with lymphoma cancer. He passed peacefully surrounded by love. Thank you to all his fans whose love and support have help carry him to this point. He will be remembered as the inspiring, courageous and gentle man, father and husband he was."
I really enjoyed his portrayal of the title role in the series, and he will be greatly missed. Australian actor Liam McIntyre was enlisted to take over the role once Whitfield made it clear he would unlikely return even after the second season was put on hold for him (replacing it with the prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena).