The Darkest Timeline
Community, my favorite sitcom, will be airing new episodes in a couple weeks. Until yesterday, I held out hopes there was some slight chance the show would be renewed despite minuscule ratings. But I no longer see that happening, now that series regular Donald Glover has a pilot that NBC just picked up
I don't see how he can do both shows (unlike Alison Brie's occasional appearances on Mad Men, or, for that matter, Glover's work on Girls), and I don't see how Community could continue without him. His character, Troy Barnes, unlike Chevy Chase's Pierce, is central to the show's dynamic. In fact, in "Remedial Chaos Theory," we got to see what happened to the group when Troy left for just a minute:
So this is a fond farewell. We don't get six seasons and a movie, but thirteen more episodes and a box set. Or maybe Glover's new show will fail and they'll bring back Community. Nah, why fool myself.
PS On a much lower level, I'm also sad to see Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23 apparently get the axe. I didn't love it, but thought it was pretty good.