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Monday
May122014

NBC Announces 2014-2015 Schedule; "Community" Cancelled, "Parks and Recreation" Headed for Final Season

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A couple of cult comedy favorites on NBC are going away.

In fact, we've already seen the last of Community, which had a loyal following but never had strong ratings. NBC has cancelled the show after five seasons.

In announcing its 2014-2015 schedule on Sunday, the network also revealed that Parks and Recreation will end with a seventh and final season. The Amy Poehler comedy will return in midseason.

The drama Parenthood will wrap up its run next season, too.

Aside from Community, NBC has pulled the plug on Revolution, The Michael J. Fox Show, Dracula, Growing Up Fisher, Believe and Crisis.

NBC is straying away from the Thursday-night comedy block that was its signature for so many years. One way it's doing that is by moving The Blacklist from Monday nights to Thursday nights in midseason. The James Spader drama has been granted the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot.  

NBC has ordered a total of 16 new series for the 2014-2015 season, including six that will premiere in the fall. The new fall shows are:

  • State Of Affairs, a drama starring Katherine Heigl as a high-level CIA analyst;
  • Marry Me, a comedy starring Happy Endings actress Casey Wilson as one-half of a couple who's waiting for the perfect engagement;
  • The Mysteries Of Laura, a drama with Debra Messing as an NYPD homicide detective with twin boys and an estranged husband who's also a cop, played by Josh Lucas;
  • Bad Judge, a Will Ferrell-produced comedy featuring Kate Walsh as a wild L.A. judge;A To Z, a romantic comedy starring Mad Men's Ben Feldman and How I Met Your Mother's Cristin Milioti; and
  • Constantine, with Matt Ryan playing the titular DC Comics demon hunter.

Some of the other notable new shows coming to NBC during the 2014-2015 season include the Tina Fey-produced comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, starring The Office actress Ellie Kemper as a woman who takes on New York after being rescued from a cult; A.D., a follow-up to the popular History miniseries The Bible; Aquarius, a limited series featuring David Duchovny that's set in 1967 and focuses on Charles Manson; the Wizard of Oz-inspired Emerald City; and the Heroes revival Heroes Reborn.

Here's a look at NBC's fall schedule. All times Eastern:

Monday
The Voice, 8-10 p.m.
The Blacklist/State Of Affairs (beginning Nov. 17), 10-11 p.m.

Tuesday
The Voice, 8-9 p.m.
Marry Me, 9-9:30 p.m.
About a Boy, 9:30-10 p.m.
Chicago Fire, 10-11 p.m.

Wednesday
The Mysteries Of Laura, 8-9 p.m.
Law & Order: SVU, 9-10 p.m.
Chicago P.D., 10-11 p.m.

Thursday
The Biggest Loser, 8-9 p.m.
Bad Judge, 9-9:30 p.m.
A To Z, 9:30-10 p.m.
Parenthood, 10-11 p.m.

Friday
Dateline NBC, 8-9 p.m.
Grimm, 9-10 p.m.
Constantine, 10-11 p.m.

Saturday
Encore programming, 8-11 p.m.

Sunday
Football Night in America, 7-8:20 p.m.
NBC Sunday Night Football, 8:20-11:30 p.m.


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