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Old November 16 2011, 06:07 PM   #511
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Vulture Answers Your Questions About Community’s Future.
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Old November 16 2011, 06:08 PM   #512
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Thanks for posting that article Double Oh...it seems to clarify a lot of concerns fans have over the show.
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Old November 16 2011, 06:10 PM   #513
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You're welcome. Although, Prime Suspect is ending, yes.
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Old November 16 2011, 08:40 PM   #514
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Every person I've introduced Community to has become addicted to the show. There's plenty more audience out there for it, the timeslot plus the network is holding the show back.
That's what I don't understand. In this day and age of DVR, watching TV on the web, time slot doesn't matter. And HOW is a network "holding" the show back.

What would you want the network do? It's in the middle of it's 3rd season. On any OTHER network it would have already been cancelled. NBC has given it quite the chance. What should they do?

It sucks when a show you love isn't universally popular, but sometimes that's the reality.
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Old November 16 2011, 09:39 PM   #515
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watching the show and watching the show that advertisers are aware are a little different.

network doesn't care that the show is illegally downloaded by half a billion people (sounds about right?), or that 3 million people down loaded the show from Itunes if that doesn't help ad-revenue, gods they don't even care about DVD sales to a degree, because they have to justify the expenses now.

I supppose if they could prove halfa billion peopel were downloading Community all acrous the world they could ake some serious product placement deals or hard code advertising into the show with watermarks and shit.

Which sounds like collusion.
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Old November 16 2011, 10:17 PM   #516
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watching the show and watching the show that advertisers are aware are a little different.

network doesn't care that the show is illegally downloaded by half a billion people (sounds about right?), or that 3 million people down loaded the show from Itunes if that doesn't help ad-revenue, gods they don't even care about DVD sales to a degree, because they have to justify the expenses now.

I supppose if they could prove halfa billion peopel were downloading Community all acrous the world they could ake some serious product placement deals or hard code advertising into the show with watermarks and shit.

Which sounds like collusion.
Yeah, I wasn't talking about illegal downloads. You can watch Community on the NBC website, which has ads.

But, my point still stands: in this day and age of time shifting, the issue of time slot seems silly.
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Old November 16 2011, 10:35 PM   #517
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This quote from Zachary Levi ("Chuck" on Chuck) is relevant:

...online viewership just doesn't hold water with networks. The money is coming from advertisers who are paying for the show to be watched on television. We make some online revenue, but it pales in comparison to what we need to make a show, especially one the size and scope "Chuck" is.
Advertisers want to see numbers on live viewers, not torrenting, time shifting, iTunes, or disc sales.

I also thought this was insightful:

One of the smartest things I've ever seen is the Subway campaign, because that does resonate with the advertiser. The advertiser might say, "Well, if they're willing to buy sandwiches to keep a show on the air, there may be some merit to it."
So those hardcore fans of shows that are the bubble of cancellation should direct their show-saving efforts to the advertisers, not full-page ads in Variety, or a billboard, or mailing a thousand bags of peanuts to the network.
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Old November 17 2011, 12:19 AM   #518
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This quote from Zachary Levi ("Chuck" on Chuck) is relevant:

...online viewership just doesn't hold water with networks. The money is coming from advertisers who are paying for the show to be watched on television. We make some online revenue, but it pales in comparison to what we need to make a show, especially one the size and scope "Chuck" is.
Advertisers want to see numbers on live viewers, not torrenting, time shifting, iTunes, or disc sales.
Which Community is NOT getting, after three years... I love the show, and it's good to hear that it hasn't been cancelled (and the fact that if they keep it on another year, they might have enough for a syndication package) but I just won't be all that surprised if it goes...
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Old November 18 2011, 05:04 AM   #519
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I liked the Britta/Troy dynamic. But I wish they'd stop teasing the shippers and just let the characters hook up already!
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Old November 18 2011, 05:59 AM   #520
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As someone attempted to point out earlier in the thread Harmon seems to like not the teasing aspect but exploring the trope of shipping rather than having any desire of paying it off although he has stated as I think I posted a comment earlier that they have plans to address at least Jeff and Annie and as Guy Gardner pointed out in Jeff's dream musical state from the opener...it teased Jeff and Annie having sex or more accurately predicted they would sleep together this year.

I missed this one again..damn it.
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Old November 19 2011, 10:44 AM   #521
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I missed this one again..damn it.
Apparently everyone else did, too!
T'was a typically-awesome parody of Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse.
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Old November 19 2011, 07:10 PM   #522
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Hey, Netflix is bringing back Arrested Development. Maybe they'll do the same with Community when NBC cancels it in favor of that garbage called Whitney or something equally horrible. It would be much better suited to that sort of distribution method.
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Old November 19 2011, 11:51 PM   #523
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The problem with Whitney is that Whitney is trawling her standup for material. Soon she's going to run out of those jokes, and actually have to devise some new comedy that's actually built first run for the sitcom format.

Whitney Cummings is a producer on Two Broke girls and that show is fantastic, of course the Sex and the City Guy is holding her hand, or she might just be doing bugger all over there?
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Old November 20 2011, 02:39 AM   #524
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So the first line to this weeks the Soup...

"Well I had a big week, one prank phone call to Bob Costas and suddenly my show is on hiatus."

Alison is on the Soup too, saying naughty words.

Love those naughty words.

And Joel says "Thankyou Alison, you can see her on Community for the next couple weeks and then in May or April , maybe."

And it just goes on.

Alison is weird when she's not being Annie.
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Old November 20 2011, 06:30 AM   #525
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Okay, so how come nobody wants to talk about the actual episode this week?
One of the show's most awesome.

EDIT: Just found this on Neatorama...

Have You Seen This Show?
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