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Hannibal’s Future Looking Grim

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When a show gets cancelled, fans usually hope and pray that places like Netflix or Amazon Prime will throw it a lifeline. However, right now, the lifeline for “Hannibal” is getting thinner and thinner.

Despite its cult following and critical acclaim, the show continued to get low ratings on NBC which eventually led to the series getting cancelled after three seasons. Many fans thought that Netflix would be a surefire rope for the show but the streaming service Netflix and Amazon both have rejected picking up the series for more seasons.

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That doesn’t mean there is no hope left, but the future is definitely grim. There is Hulu Plus and “Hannibal” could go the way of “Community” and get another season on Yahoo! Or if you are “Arrested Development” give it several years before finally getting picked up for another season.

There is currently a Change.org petition that now has over 75,000 signees.

Cancellations and Renewals in the TV Verse – Master Guide 2015

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In case you wanted to know if your favorite shows were renewed or cancelled but were sick of wading through the millions of news releases this past week. Here is a compilation of most each networks and the shows they have announced regarding their renewal and cancelations status!

ABC

ABC has renewed “Agent Carter” and “Marvel’a Agents of SHIELD” for new seasons. Whoo!

The network has also renewed “Once Upon a Time,” “Secrets and Lies,” “Black-ish,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Goldbergs,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” “Galavant” “Castle, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Scandal,” “Nashville,” “American Crime,” “The Bachelor,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Shark Tank,” “20/20,” “American’s Funniest Home Videos,” and “Beyond the Tank.”

They have officially cancelled freshman shows “Forever,” “Cristela” and “Resurrection.” The reality-competition cooking show “The Taste” has also been cancelled.

ABC have also ordered several new television series including an “Uncle Buck” remake television adaptation. Other shows include a revival of “The Muppets,” comedy “The Real O’Neals,” “Dr. Ken,” starring Community’s Ken Jeong, drama “Quantico,” anthology series “Wicked City,” the biblical drama series “Of Kings and Prophets,” another forensic thriller “The Catch,” a political and supernatural drama “The Family,” and an untitled drama series centering on the oil discovery in American history that triggers a geopolitical shift and an economic boom in North Dakota on a scale not seen since the American 1849 Gold Rush

CBS

CBS has greenlit FOUR new dramas as well as TWO new comedies for the fall television season. Three of the dramas are television adaptations of movies: “Rush Hour,” “Limitless,” and “Code Black.” The third drama is a “Criminal Minds” spin-off called “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.” (Don’t get your hopes up with the “Rush Hour” series, it does not include Chris Tucker OR Jackie Chan. Insert Sad Face.)

The two new comedies from the network will be “Angel From Hell” and “Life in Pieces.”

CBS also ordered “Supergirl” officially to series earlier this week!

The network cancelled “Battled Creek.”

FOX

FOX officially greenlit new shows “The Frankenstein Code” starring Robert Kazinsky (Pacific Rim, True Blood). The story follows Jimmy Pritchard (Kazinsky), “a morally corrupt retired cop given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose.”

The network has cancelled “The Following” after it’s third season while they have also announced that “Backstrom”would not be returning for a second season. “The Mindy Project” was also cancelled but may find life at Hulu for another season.

“Bones” will be returning for an astounding 11th season however with new showrunners. Several other of the network’s most popular shows are also returning for new seasons including “Sleepy Hollow,” The Simpsons,” New Girl,” “Family Guy,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

Freshman shows returning for a second season include “Empire,” “Gotham,” and “Last Man on Earth.”

NBC

NBC has cancelled fan favorite show “One Big Happy,” the Ellen DeGeneres produced comedy series. The network also pulled the plug on “Constantine,” “State of Affairs,” “Marry Me,” and “About a Boy.”

NBC has ordered to series the Mark Paul Gosselaar show “People are Talking.” It has also ordered a  new comedy/variety show from DeGeneres, tentatively titled Little Big Shots, with Harvey attached to host. The network picked up two drama series, “The Player” and “Game of Silence.”

“Mysteries of Laura” has been renewed for a second season. “Undateable” and “Night Shift” will return for third seasons.

 

Will update as more cancellations or renewals come in!

“Hobbit” Star Richard Armitage Joins NBC’s “Hannibal”

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“Hannibal” season 3 is about to get a lot more exciting. The upcoming season has confirmed that a key character from the books and the films will be showing up and he will be played by Thorin Oakenshield.

The Hobbit actor, Richard Armitage has signed on to play Francis Dolarhyde, the serial killer known as the Tooth Fairy. The news was confirmed on the show’s officially Twitter account.

The Tooth Fairy killer is most known as being played by Ralph Fiennes in Red Dragon directed by Brett Ratner back in 2002. The ruthless killer was also depicted by Tom Noonan in Michael Mann’s Manhunter (1986). The killer gets his name due to his desire and love for biting his victims.

Armitage will appear in six episodes of season three while the titular character Hannibal is on the run. Season three of Hannibal is set to premiere this year, although NBC has yet to confirm dates.

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The Entirety of “Friends” Coming to Netflix

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If you have been looking for something new to binge watch on Netflix, then good news! All 10 seasons of “Friends” will be hitting the steaming service beginning January 1. (That is 236 episodes!)

This is a big deal also because it is the first time that a NBC series will be available on Netflix Instant. The Netflix deal comes as Friends is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a Central Perk pop-up coffee shop in New York which has been insanely popular.

You can watch the announcement from Netflix below:

Bill Hader to Return to SNL this October

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Bill Hader will be returning to “Saturday Night Live” for one episode next month on October 11. It looks like Stefon will be able to give us his recommendations for where to go just in time for Halloween once again!

Hader was a SNL castmember for eight seasons and he has been missed since leaving the sketch comedy show. While on the show he earned two Emmy nominations before departing at the end of the 38th season.

On the October 11 episode, Hader will be joined bu the musical guest Hozier. You can currently see Hader alongside Kristen Wiig in the film, The Skeleton Twins. 

What is the Future for Community After Cancellation?

After the collective lives of humanity were worsened by the news that NBC cancelled “Community,” rumors began swirling that maybe there was another way to bring the show back.

According to a report from Deadline, there are unfortunately no plans to shop the series around to other outlets. Even further, series creator Dan Harmon is ready to move on to his next projects which includes season 2 of “Rick and Morty.”

Right now, “Community” is available on Hulu and is in syndication on Comedy Central. The streaming deal with Hulu is one roadblock that keeps the show from continuing on another streaming service like Netflix.

Harmon commented on the cancellation saying,

“I was on my way to LAX, and somebody from Sony called me [about the cancellation]. Listen, the fans of that show have more reason to be upset than I do. I can go create another show. And also I got paid. The people that are most devastated are people that put unpaid labor into the show. Like, ‘I’m hash-tagging this, I’m getting a tattoo of this, I love this show,’ they didn’t get compensated for it. They had a relationship with the show.”

Parks and Recreation to End With Next Season

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NBC has officially announced that the upcoming seventh season of “Parks and Recreation” will unfortunately be its last. It was also announced by NBC’s president, Robert Greenblatt, that the seventh season will have 13 episodes.

The premiere date for season seven has not yet been determined other than it will debut midseason.

“Parks and Recreation” stars Amy PoehlerRashida JonesAziz AnsariNick OffermanAubrey PlazaPaul SchneiderChris PrattAdam ScottRob LoweJim O’Heir, and Retta.

The series has received several awards and nominations, including a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, four Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe win for Poehler’s performance, and a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. In Times 2012 year-end lists issue, Parks and Recreation was named the number one television series. In 2013, after receiving four consecutive nominations in the category, Parks and Recreation won the Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.

NBC Makes the WORST Decision and Cancels “Community”

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Despite proclamations by Danny Pudi that The Greendale Gang would “be back next year and, if not, it’s because an asteroid has destroyed all of human civilization. And that’s canon,” NBC has pissed off the collective internet and officially cancelled “Community.”

We are definitely in the darkest timeline.

It seems the show and their devoted fan base couldn’t make six season and movies happen. EW is currently reporting that Sony will indeed try to find a future for “Community,” either on cable or a streaming service. As EW notes, the show airs in syndication on Comedy Central, while Hulu owns the digital rights, making those two obvious potential outlets.

It is also possible that Netflix could  continue the season like it has done for previously cancelled shows such as “Arrested Development” and “The Killing.”

“Community” starred Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, John Oliver, Jim Rash, Jonathan Banks and Ken Jeong.

Teaser Images Released For The Upcoming Animated Episode of “Community”

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If you don’t love NBC’s “Community” then you are doing something wrong in life. Regardless, this season will see another animated episode, this time an homage to the 80’s with a G.I. Joe style episode. The animated episode, titled “G.I. Jeff,” will premiere on April 3.

In the past we have seen “Community” go through Claymation, anime, and side scrolling video games. This time we will see the Save Greendale Committee as action heroes. Jeff will be “Wingman,” Annie will be “Tight Ship,” Britta is aptly named “Buzzkill,” while Shirley will be known as “Three Kids.”

“[G.I. Joe] was something from our childhood that was very important to us and we had fond memories of it, and we thought it would be a cool way to do another animated episode,” EP Chris McKenna told EW. “Like all Community episodes, it takes on a certain style. This one has a very specific story reason for it. I don’t want to give too much away, but our characters find themselves on a Wizard of Oz-type journey through the world of G.I. Joe… There’s a mystery that Jeff in particular has to get to the bottom of.”

He also added,

“At the end of a day it’s a Community episode and it’s actually a significant one.”

You can see teaser images below courtesy of Entertainment Weekly!

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Heroes Returns to NBC in 2015 as Heroes Reborn

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NBC is doing something smart for once. The network is planning to bring back their incredibly popular series, “Heroes” for a special 2015 miniseries event. Thirteen new episodes will be produced with original creator and executive producer Tim Kring at the helm.

The original series chronicled the life-changing stories of a series of unrelated ordinary people who discovered they had superhuman abilities. As the saga unfolded, they learned they were part of a grand plan that brought them together to change the world.

With the return of “Heroes Reborn,” NBC will launch a digital series prior to the 2015 premiere that will introduce the characters and new story lines. Currently, plot details for the new episodes are being kept under wraps, but the 13 episodes are said to follow a new stand-alone story arc.

NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said,

“The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening. Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often and we thought it was time for another installment. We’re thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept. Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy, but we won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.”