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Community Canceled by NBC

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Class dismissed: Community has been canceled by NBC. Start assembling those Subway sandwiches!

The beloved NBC comedy about a misfit group of community college students starred Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong and Alison Brie. Former cast members include Donald Glover and Chevy Chase. John Oliver and Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks recurred on the comedy.

Community hailed from the mind of Dan Harmon. He left the series prior to the start of season four and returned for the just-wrapped fifth season.

It's official: we are now in the darkest timeline. 

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Never a ratings powerhouse, the series developed a cult following on the Internet. Fans rallied around the Twitter term #Sixseasonsandamovie, which sprung out of a season two episode of Community in which Abed (Pudi) and Jeff (McHale) discuss the short-lived NBC series The Cape.

Community bounced around NBC from fall and midseason slots, normally anchoring Thursdays at 8 p.m. up against CBS's ratings juggernaut The Big Bang Theory. The season five finale grabbed 2.9 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

The stars have started chiming in on Twitter, with McHale tweeting, "#darkesttimeline" and Jacobs sharing, "Thank you for the love, best fans in the world. Thank you @danharmon for the best job of my life. #ePluribusAnus."

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBC Universal family.)

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