Every year there’s another crop of shows that get the ax from their network, whether they be under performers, put in a bad timeslot, or just a terrible show all around, the network decides that the show doesn’t belong on the air any longer. (huffingtonpost) I’ve been upset by a few cancellations over the years, especially one this year Fox making the choice to shut down Surviving Jack when they never truly gave the show a chance to succeed. (nydailynews) Over the years there have been shows that were canceled then brought back that went on to have great runs and in a couple instances shows that became legendary shows during their run on television, it’s highly possible that the networks can make a mistake, but more often than not when a show dies out it’s well deserved. (oregonlive) When fans feel that a show has been unjustly canceled many times they’ll start a letter writing campaign, or more currently they’ll start a petition online, to try getting the network to bring it back for one more shot, and every so often it actually works, CBS had canceled Jericho a while back and fans were so adamant that it’s demise was too early they sent 50,000 pounds of peanuts to the network and got it uncanceled. (thehighroad)
It seems there’s a show among this year’s canceled crew that just won’t die, while it’s only truly been canceled once it was put on a “hiatus” around the third season, which led fans to take to twitter with a hashtag campaign in order to get NBC to run season three in it’s entirety, which finally happened. (wikipedia) I won’t lie, I never saw an episode of the show so I’m not sure what people are so obsessed about, then again it appears I wasn’t the only one as the show has finally been canceled after five seasons, with season four and five both only receiving thirteen episodes a piece as opposed to the prior twenty or more episodes in seasons prior. (uproxx) The show may have finally been removed from television, but it appears that there’s a chance it may get one more run, this time as a Hulu exclusive show instead of an NBC regular, the show just won’t go away no matter how hard the network pushes. (hollywoodreporter) If it gets another shot on Hulu, there’s a chance it might be brought back to air once more if it’s successful enough, which would be an unheard of feat for any show, we’ll see what happens but if Community gets a third shot I’m going to be upset to not see Surviving Jack get a second chance.