like being a college freshman with a 2.0 GPA — it’s doing OK but
there’s no guarantee it will return for a sophomore year.
For those of you who have not found this cool comedy, “Community” features the biggest band of misfit schoolmates since “
The show’s gotten critical support but when it comes
to viewers, “Community” falls in the middle of the 130 network programs
on the five networks.
A solution for the low ratings from
“We could go to another network,” Chase sarcastically suggests during an interview on the set.
It’s rare for a TV show to transfer to another network, so “Community” must survive
“I am really proud of the work we are doing, and I
feel like the people who are supposed to find the show will find the
show,” Brown says. “I am happy
Jeff’s other study buddies at
Television history is filled with comedies that
struggled the first year but grew into major hits, including “Cheers”
and “Seinfeld.” No one’s suggesting “Community” will end up as big a
hit, but it certainly stands out compared to
Giving a grade to a television show is a lot
different these days than when “Cheers” and “Seinfeld” were on the air.
This is the era of
Hulu, On Demand and watching full seasons on DVD. That means the
success of a show like “Community” might not become clear for years.
There are some clues the show has fans. On the
Over the next few weeks, “Community” will try to earn enough points with viewers to get
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