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Who's to blame when a rabid Internet fanbase doesn't help a show?

There’s been good news and bad news coming out of NBC’s day at the TV critics’ semi-annual press tour. NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt assured reporters that Community will return this season — he’s just not sure when. Asked about its odds of renewal for a fourth season, however, he became cagey: “I don’t know. Those are hard questions to answer at this point … we’ll make that decision closer to the upfront.” His views on Chuck, which airs its series finale Jan. 27, were more clear. “Did you see the ratings?,” he asked when questioned about the decision to burn episodes over the holidays. “That rabid fanbase going crazy on the net didn’t come to the show. Chuck’s time had come. Chuck is over, let’s alert the masses.”

If you’re a fan of Chuck, those words are tough to take. You will have invested roughly 91 hours in the show, and while you can understand why the network bean-counters looking at the big picture would see it as “over,” that doesn’t diminish your disappointment and loss. Why’s it so hard to accept? READ FULL STORY

Fall TV post-mort: What are you still watching? DVR'ing?

Let’s think back for a moment to the start of the fall TV season when we were giddy with hope and optimism about all the new (Hart of DixieNew Girl! The X Factor!) and old (Modern Family! Glee! Fringe!) shows we’d watch in the months ahead. Back then I posted a series of blog posts outlining what I planned to view live versus DVR every night of the week. At the time, I really did have every intention of sticking to my schedule, but naturally as the weeks wore on and plotlines developed my interests began to waver, for better and for worse. I’m sure you know what I mean, unless you’re one of those people who actually follows through with your goals, in which case we can’t be friends. Nevertheless, now that we’re in the midst of the dreaded hiatus period, I figured it would be a good time to reflect on where we started off this season and where we ended up. Check out my day-by-day post-mort below, beginning with all the shows I so naively intended to watch: READ FULL STORY

Best of 2011: What were the year's most awesome TV props?

park-recs-pyramidMaybe it’s because it’s the holiday season and we’re thinking what a great gift Ron Swanson’s Pyramid of Greatness (see the full-size image) would make, but as 2011 comes to a close, we find ourselves reminiscing about the best props seen on TV. We’ll start the list. Please, add your picks. Remember: The objects don’t have to have been introduced in 2011, but they must have been used in episodes that aired this year.  READ FULL STORY

Best of 2011 (Behind the Scenes): 'Community' creator Dan Harmon on a clip show like no other

Some of the most important people in entertainment aren’t the ones you see on your TV or movie screen every week. Casual audiences probably don’t even know them by name. But rest assured, without these people, your favorite TV shows or movies wouldn’t be what they are. As 2011 comes to a close, EW.com wanted to honor some of the hardworking names and faces from behind the scenes for their outstanding achievements. Here, Dan Harmon opens up about a clip show episode of Community that was streets ahead of all the others. For more behind the scenes access to the year’s best TV and movie scenes, click here for EW.com‘s Best of 2011: Behind the Scenes coverage.

By: Dan Harmon

“Paradigms of Human Memory” was an experiment I’ve wanted to do for a very long time: using the structure of the “clip show” to tell a story, same as you might use the structure of a sonnet, phone book, or haiku. READ FULL STORY

'Community': Could this really be the end?

Ever since news broke that Community was being temporarily benched from the NBC schedule to make way for newer, hopefully-more-audience-attracting programming, I’ve been living in denial. I can’t imagine a world without Star Burns, Ring-a-Ding-Dean and Magnitude — Pop Pop! The Greendale gang have been good sports about the whole affair, tweeting their support (#SixSeasonsAndAMovie) and invading Joel McHale’s other show The Soup en masse to show us a happy, quirky family.

Bud sadly, today I am forced to face the music. Tonight’s Christmas-themed episode “Regional Holiday Music,” which finds the gang filling in for the GCC Glee Club, is the final episode before the Hiatus of Possible Doom. READ FULL STORY

'Community' breaks first rule of 'Beetlejuice': Don't say Beetlejuice three times! (Right, Beetlejuice?)

Three years might seem like an awfully long time to set up the punchline to a joke — especially when you know what the result of said punchline is — but leave it to Community to still manage to make it a satisfying payoff. Each season, a character on the show has uttered the phrase “Beetlejuice.” Since we’re in the third season (and, please, oh please, not last), that means the word has been said on the series three times. You know what that means, Beetlejuice fans! Watch the Community “Beetlejuice” sequences here in which they summon everyone’s favorite bio-exorcist: READ FULL STORY

TV Leaderboard: 'New Girl' gobble gobbles its way into EW.com reader's hearts

It may have started as one of the fall seasons most divisive new shows, but New Girl firmly grabbed the hearts of EW.com readers this week with its Thanksgiving episode, in which Jess invited prospective mate Paul Gunslinger (Justin Long) over for a turkey dinner partially cooked in a clothing dryer. Elsewhere, How I Met Your Mother‘s ongoing Barney/Robin will-they-or-won’t-they-oh-they-did-but-then-they-ultimately-didn’t plot line kept the show in second place for another week. Check out the full rankings below:  READ FULL STORY

Laurie? Abed? Jules and Ellie? Who's had the best crossover so far? Vote!

Cougar Town may not be on the air right now (let’s just say we’ve been spending ample time with Big Carl to ease the pain), but the cul-de-sac crew is, thankfully, still part of the prime time television line-up. In fact, just last night Cougar Town fans could find Laurie sipping coffee at the very same outdoor stand that Happy Endings‘ Dave, Max, and Brad were visiting! (Is it just us, or would Max and Laurie make spectacular friends? Sorry, Penny! Pennnny Caaaaannnn!) Check it out: READ FULL STORY

TV Leaderboard: 'Community' scares its way to the top of EW.com reader rankings

Since the start of the fall TV season, only two shows have been tops with EW.com readers: The Vampire Diaries and Breaking Bad. To that storied list we can now add NBC’s wily and weird Thursday night cult comedy Community, which tickled and (perhaps) terrified viewers with a Halloween anthology episode. Meanwhile, Once Upon a Time‘s series premiere landed just out of the top five. Check out the complete rankings below:  READ FULL STORY

TV Leaderboard: 'Breaking Bad' finale was so, so good, according to EW.com reader ratings

Welcome, Breaking Bad addicts. The past two weeks, you’ve proven you have nothing but good feelings for Breaking Bad, turning the AMC series into the highest-rated show among EW.com readers two weeks in a row. So it’s not so surprising that the season finale of the Bryan Cranston-starring series captured the No. 1 spot once again this week, finishing atop another previous first-place finisher, The Vampire Diaries. Other shows that didn’t suck for you all? Fringe and two series making their leaderboard debuts. Here are the full standings:

1. Breaking Bad (AMC) — last week: 1
2. The Vampire Diaries (The CW) — last week: 5
3. Fringe (Fox) — last week: not ranked
4. Community (NBC) — last week: not ranked
5. Revenge (ABC) — last week: not ranked

Honorable mentions: Modern Family, Ringer, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks and Recreation, The Office

Unhappy with the winners? Then check out EW’s recaps each week, and make sure to rate that week’s episode!

Read more:
TV LEADERBOARD WEEK 3: ‘Breaking Bad’ tops EW.com reader ratings
TV LEADERBOARD WEEK 2: ‘Breaking Bad’ passes ‘The Vampire Diaries’ 
TV LEADERBOARD WEEK 1:  ’The Vampire Diaries’ tops for premiere week

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