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One of the bigger surprises of up front/new TV announcement season has been the renewal of NBC’s beloved but not widely watched Community. According to TVLine, the series created by Dan Harmon who was ousted heading into the current season, will return next season.
Interestingly enough, though, when NBC announced its full fall schedule, Community was not included. You can check out the full line-up here, but there are a few interesting highlights. The limited series Dracula will air on Fridays; after it runs its course the pirate drama Crossbones will take its place. Meanwhile, Parks and Recreation will lead the Thursday comedy block followed by new shows Welcome to the Family, Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show. Meanwhile, the Peacock also announced that Smash and The New Normal would not be returning next season.
Another surprise came out of CBS who decided not to pick up Beverly Hills Cop which was considered by many to be a shoo-in; Sony Television plans to shop the show around to other networks. CBS also canceled Happy Endings, which just might wind up on USA. Meanwhile TVLine reported that Golden Boy, CSI: NY, Vegas and Rules of Engagement also got axed by the Eye.
But when shows are killed, others are planted to grow in their places. The Hollywood Reporter laid out all of CBS’s pick-ups for the new season. Intelligence, starring Josh Holloway, will see the light of day this fall. They’re also adding a string of sitcoms with proven pedigrees. Chuck Lorre (Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly) will be the driving force behind Mom starring Anna Faris, My Name is Earl and Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia‘s The Millers stars Will Arnett as a recent divorcee whose parents move in with him and the father-daughter workplace comedy Crazy Ones starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar are all on the schedule for next season.