NBC renews Group for a fifth season, probably because of Amazon, Netflix

NBC renews Community for a fifth season, possibly thanks to Amazon, Netflix

Tonight NBC revealed it’s bringing again comedy Group for a fifth season. Whereas NBC has been criticized for shifting the premiere date for this final season and dumping showrunner Dan Harmon, Selection suggests its renewal could also be associated to one thing aside from the present. The Sony Footage-produced present might have adopted the trail of Cougar City to cable however there’s additionally new competitors for content material from sources like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. All are prepared to pay for high quality unique content material and would love to grab up the viewers that is already watching on NBC.

One wants solely take a look at Arrested Improvement or the Kickstarter for Veronica Mars to see how a lot hype “saving” a present brings within the digital realm. One other increase for the present is more likely to come from reruns on Comedy Central, all of which provides as much as a renewal order which at one time appeared unlikely to occur. Lastly, NBC has different parts which might be definitely in play, like stabilizing a Thursday night time lineup with acquainted exhibits because it prepares for the Winter Olympics early subsequent yr. When the present comes again it is going to sadly be with out Chevy Chase’s Pierce Hawthorne character, so a Journey to the Middle of Hawkthorne 2 might be not on the desk. In case you’re not accustomed to the present’s pursuit of “six seasons and a film” and marvel what all of the hype is about, verify after the break for one man’s concept of Group as a “postmodern masterpiece.”

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