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NBC Has Increased COMMUNITY’s Season-Two Order From 22 To 24 Episodes!!

I am – Hercules!! “Community,” which last Thursday took on CBS’ “Shit My Dad Says” for the first time and hit its best score in adults 18-49 since last winter, just saw its order increased by two episodes.

How it ranks against the other NBC shows: 18-49 finals (Prior weeks in parentheses; repeats in gray): 7.3 (9.8) (7.4) (6.7) (8.0) (7.3) (9.2) (9.6) Sunday Football 4.0 (3.4) (3.8) (3.5) (3.7) (4.4) (1.2) (----) The Office 1.3 (2.7) (2.3) (2.6) (2.8) (3.2) (----) (1.8) Law & Order SVU 2.7 (2.3) (2.6) (2.5) (2.8) (3.6) (----) (----) Outsourced 2.6 (2.4) (2.6) (2.6) (2.5) (2.7) (2.9) (----) Biggest Loser 2.4 (1.9) (2.2) (1.8) (1.9) (2.2) (----) (----) Community 1.2 (2.4) (1.9) (2.4) (3.2) (----) (----) (----) Law & Order LA ---- (2.2) (3.1) (2.1) (2.6) (2.6) (----) (----) 30 Rock 2.0 (1.9) (1.9) (1.9) (1.9) (2.0) (2.0) (----) Chuck ---- (2.0) (2.2) (2.2) (2.4) (2.9) (3.6) (----) The Event ---- (2.0) (1.9) (2.0) (2.1) (2.0) (2.5) (2.7) Parenthood 1.4 (1.3) (1.3) (1.3) (1.3) (1.4) (1.5) (----) The Apprentice 1.4 (1.5) (1.4) (1.5) (1.6) (2.1) (----) (----) Undercovers ---- (1.3) (1.6) (1.5) (1.7) (2.1) (2.3) (----) Chase 1.3 (1.0) (1.2) (1.6) (1.3) (1.6) (1.4) (1.2) Dateline 0.6 (0.7) (0.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) School Pride ---- (0.5) (0.6) (0.9) (1.0) (1.1) (0.9) (2.3) Outlaw

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  • Nov. 4, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Good. This show is awesome.

    by Cosmo Nautilus

    Also, what the fuck do people find so funny about Big Bang Theory? That's one of the worst shows I've ever seen.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Best Episode Evah....

    by Robnhud

    Was the Paintball/Priority Registration episode.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST

    It should get 8:30! Throw 30 Rock to the Wolves

    by Saen

    or the geeks in this case!

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Awesome! But what does it mean?

    by ltgalloway

    I'm all for more Community, but what would boosting the season by two episodes imply? I would think that doing this would facilitate the creative process, allowing for a more complete story arc. If so then perhaps it was the show runners that asked for it, and the suits were willing to oblige? Or is it the opposite? Did the studio order more because they want to cash in on the ratings? I'm just wondering what can be inferred from this news beyond the obvious, being - We get more Community!

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Boycott factory-farmed chicken. Greendale does.

    by Uncle Stan

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Outsourced has higher ratings than Community?

    by mithrandir16

    People must just leave their TVs on after The Office finishes because Outsourced is unwatchable.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Agree Outsourced is crap from go

    by DocSavageFanFromWayBack

    It is the worst and if people are really watching this crap then that would explain the love for crap like "Marrying a teenage, midget, millionaire" and such.<p> America, you make me sad sometimes.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Cool - that's 2 more episodes for me

    by Itchy

    to whack it to Allison Brie. Nice !

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Great news. The zombie ep. was awesome.

    by SID 8.0

    Troy "Ok I've been bit, you don't have to bite me again."

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 7:37 a.m. CST


    by indyjonez100

    "America, you make me sad sometimes". Really, sometimes, how bout all the time. Never fails to disappoint when it comes to being sad.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    love the show, but its hit and miss

    by MurderMostFowl

    It's my favorite show in TV. Sometimes the writing is inspired. The season opener was so on the ball it was amazing. Then its taken some twists down to mediocre land several times this season. The zombie episode was... ok. Sometimes it rocked, and then there'd be these weird lulls. I got the cheap horror parody angle but it just didn't work for me. <BR><BR> Still maybe I'm putting it to too high a standard. I do see a great big warning sign on the horizon. The characters are sinking back into their 1 dimensional stereotypes a whole lot for jokes... that spells cheap and lazy comedy.<BR>I do hope there are more opportunities for parts for the rest of Derrick Comedy this year. Last years cameos were great.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Syndication ploy

    by crankypage

    What if they want to get to 96 episodes (for syndication purposes) in 4 years? Last season had 25 eps- this one will have 24. If the next seasons have 24 and 23, the show will hit syndication-worthy numbers by the time Jeff Winger's magic graduation date arrives in 2013. Correct me if I'm wrong, Herc, but NBC/Uni owns most or all of this show, right?

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST

    great show

    by matchesmalone2380

    If the 2 added episodes are going to be anything like last weeks halloween episode, it's great news. But NBC needs to replace Outsourced. I gave it a chance and watched 2 episodes and didn't laugh once. What happened to parks and rec??? And also no more SNL clip shows please!!!! The clips themselves were fun to watch, but the new stuff was terrible.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    This season has been pretty weak...


    But season 1 had its ups and downs, so I'll stick with it for a good while. I finally gave up on The Office last year.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Miss Piggy vs. Michelle Kwon

    by Squashua

    Zombie ep. rocked the house.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    The force is strong in this show.

    by jimbojones123

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Such an inventive and geeky show.

    by Tarijeno

    I loved Troy taking on the zombies with homemade Ripley/lifter armor. Also, the writers have made Chevy Chase relevant again.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    "no more SNL clip shows please!!!! The clips

    by jim

    "themselves were fun to watch, but the new stuff was terrible."<p>No kidding. I almost stopped watching during that painfully unfunny opening. You know how little effort was put into making the special when they list the original air date of the Mary Katherine Gallagher skit as "10/28/85".

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST


    by xsi kal

    I actually thought the season opener was pretty weak, but have enjoyed the eps since. I'm always amazed that they are actually allowed to pull the crazy shit they do on that show. :) Great stuff.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Is that two new episodes or two houor long

    by skimn

    "super sized" episodes? Remember the hour long Offices??

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Community is Quality Television

    by Quadrillionaire

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Why is NBC throwing 30 rock to the dogs this year?

    by Redhead_Redemption

    Does it not seem like NBC just hates 30 rock this year, They dump it at 8:30 to make way for that stupid outsourced show and when 30rock did it's live episode it was hardly advertised by the network<P>Now comes rumours that when P&R returns it'll be 30 rock that gets the boot from the thursday lineup (and you know they are gonna dump it on an already crowded monday night or something, where it will die a quick death)<P>the perfect thursday night lineup would be parks, communuity, office and 30 rock, if they insist on keep outsourced, then keep it at 9:30 and move 30 rock to 10 followed by another comedy (NBC fails with reality/game shows and drama at 10pm...why not try another hour of scripted comedy?)

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    30 Rock live was heavily advertised.

    by pushthebuttonmax

    At least I thought it was. And Parenthood has been yanked off Tv for December for some reason. I don't know why they put that show at 10, it should be earlier. I am devastated.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    sort of getting sick of Senior Chang

    by MurderMostFowl

    He was sort of a one note character in the first place, like the Dean, but he needs to either get some more depth or go away for a few episodes. <BR><BR>Too much of a good thing I guess?

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    if 30rock goes I'll be devastated

    by MurderMostFowl

    ok I won't but I still think the show is great. I watched Hunt for Red October the other day and I can't take anything Alec Baldwin says seriously anymore. 30 rock is still pure awesome.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Community tries too hard to cater to geeks

    by MST3KPIMP

    too many inside wink wink jokes designed to give me a geek boner.. I hate it when I'm pandared to.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    2 more episodes of Alison Brie

    by batman713

    count me in!

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    BBt is the geek Minstrel Show

    by Cameron1

    Community is actually a show for geeks.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    BBt is the geek Minstrel Show -- YES

    by jameshardy

    EXACTLY. If you don't grasp this, then you're just not worthy of anything remotely close to the title of 'geek'. Fucking fools.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    I love to be pandared to

    by edwardpenishands

    because I have awesome taste. I love a show that can make clever pop culture references. Anyone can make a fart joke. You don't need to have any kind of knowledge for it.Thats why Larry the inbred retard is the biggest draw in comedy. Any time you make people think you lose half your audience.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Joel Mchale should play the flash

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Dudes got a surprisinly buff body, not sure why i never noticed it before?

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Community delivered one of the funniest scenes ever

    by SifoDyasJr.

    'The Double Bounce' just became part of TV history.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    too good for network tv

    by mooseaka

    Brilliant episode tonight. I am getting an Arrested Development feeling here. The comedy is far too clever for a country that seems to think electing more republicans is a good idea.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Chevy wispering "father" on the trampoline was hillarious

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    greatest moment of my thursday night<P>Also, Outsourced is showing my why people hate india

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    All the filmakers are Jesus and all the cameras are God

    by Turingtestee

    Wish my wife had gotten me into this show last season.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed this week's Community

    by buffywrestling

    even more than last weeks. Abed doesn't understand anyone around him but he certainly understands himself.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Alison Brie did look particularly hot tonight.

    by DiscoGodfather

    That's really all I've got. Also, I really feel like "The league" is starting to edge past "Sunny", but that's another discussion for another thread.

  • Nov. 5, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST

    The Double Bounce.

    by pushthebuttonmax

    I totally lost my shit on that.

  • Nov. 5, 2010, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Joel McHale for Superman

    by Cameron1

    Really. I know it's left of the leftfield but I think he'd own the CK parts and is a good enough actor to work hard and rise to the challenge of Supes/Kal El, too.

  • Nov. 5, 2010, 7:02 a.m. CST

    It's going to be a maze...

    by Gleemonex

    Matt Walsh is becoming the new Stephen Tobolowsky.

  • Nov. 5, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    I'm not a fan of Hale as superman, but...

    by Redhead_Redemption

    As I mentioned above, I'd really think he could do a great job as The flash. Perhaps a better wally west then Barry allen, but either way, I seriously think WB should be looking at him, as you could see from last night episode, he's really been hitting the gym so he's already got the look down and he's a capable actor (he's got a small part in The informant! as well as his TV work)

  • Nov. 5, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Also last nights office was hillarious

    by Redhead_Redemption

    The christening episode once again proves that a show titled "the office" always gives us it's best episodes when the plot takes place outside of an office. I'm not knocking the show for it, I just find it really odd. Like perhaps the show would totally work if we just followed the cast around after 5pm or on weekends?

  • Nov. 5, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Steve Carell

    by krabklaw

    Looking at those ratings,I wonder if NBC will make one last-ditch effort to make Carell an offer he can't refuse to come back for another season of The Office

  • Nov. 5, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Alison Brie as The Wasp

    by krabklaw

    If it ever happens I think Alison Brie would be a great choice to play Janet Van Dyne aka The Wasp in an Ant-Man movie or an Avengers movie. She is totally winsome.

  • Nov. 5, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Thursday Night

    by REDD

    The funniest night on TV. Community, 30 Rock, IASIP, The League, BBT. Bring back Parks and Recreation, drop Outsourced!

  • Nov. 5, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Community is funnier than Big Bang Theory...

    by ToMonicker

    because it doesn't rely on that insipid "canned" laughter. If you don't feel like a re-re laughing along to a bunch of dolts who probably guffaw at cancer, then Community can't help you. But as pointed out, the show has it's ups and downs... but the stand-outs are outstanding!

  • Nov. 5, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Not sure if anyone remembers the Pool episode last season

    by Bass Ackwards

    But McGale was considerably pumped back then, his physique isn't new this year.

  • Nov. 5, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Joel Mchale shouldn't play the Flash...

    by WarrenSmooth

    He should play the TRICKSTER.

  • Nov. 5, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Last night's Community was the funniest thing

    by NoQuarter

    on network TV since last year's paintball episode. So impressed by this show!

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 4:03 a.m. CST



    I just watched the episode again, and I have to wonder... Was the episode shot originally as a 3D gimmick ep, but then they backed out? Cuz there were some strange shots/camera angles standing out (Trampoline bounce at camera... helicoptor, throwing basketball at girls/camera). anyone else notice this?

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    The Wallace

    by Rebel Scumb

    Thats a really good point! I knew something seemed weird and I think you nailed it. This episode was amazing! I loved all the music and filming of the secret garden stuff, that is something that has never been parodied.

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Big Bang Theory

    by Rebel Scumb

    Co-workers and girlfriends/boyfriends of my friends keep trying to get me into this show, they all say its perfect for geeks. But to me Community is perfect for geeks, and BBT feels like it caters to people who don't understand geeks but are forced to spend time with them due to romance or work. I might be more open to this show if it wasn't shot with those awful sitcom sets, 3 camera set up, and annoying laugh track. That stuff kills it for me. Hasn't Arrested development/The Office/30 Rock/Bored to death/My Name is Earl/Curb your enthusiasm/Community/etc etc proved that we don't need that tired annoying sitcom format anymore??

  • Nov. 6, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    oh man now that was funny

    by MurderMostFowl

    Just saw the "mean girls" trampoline episode. As soon as I saw Donald Glover's face when he went into the garden, I knew this episode was going to be funny as hell. Now that was way better than the Zombie episode.

  • Nov. 7, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST


    by Rebel Scumb

    Whether pre-recorded or from a studio audience it makes no difference to the viewer at home. Its still an annoying distraction during the show, and all of the actors have to pace their dialogue to make space for the audience reactions. I'm sorry if this offends you but I don't differentiate between one or the other.