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Thursday Night TV News and Video Round-Up: "I'm Attributing The Quality Of Our Show To God."

By Rob Payne | Trade News | December 14, 2011 | Comments ()

By Rob Payne | Trade News | December 14, 2011 |


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I think it's safe to say that a lot of us watch a good chunk of our weekly television on Thursday nights, especially on NBC and FX. If you somehow don't watch any TV on Thursdays (or TV that's scheduled on Thursdays -- 'sup, younger generations), then I'm not even sure why you're here, considering the headline. But even if you're one of those "I don't own a TV" kind of people (again, then what are you doing here?), meaning you're too damn pretentious for anyone's good, you might get something out of the last item here.

First up, FX has announced that "The League" is getting a fourth season, which means it will continue to follow "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" for another 13 episodes until at least the Winter of 2012. The series is up 25% in the ratings amongst demographic favorites (:ahem: us) 18-49 year olds, averaging 1.5-1.7 million viewers an episode. Just for comparison, "Community" (which we'll get to in a moment) averages about the same and is currently on an indefinite hiatus. As if you didn't know that, already. Any chance FX can broaden their evening to two hours and fit "Community" (along with "Archer") into the "Sunny" and "League" block?

Until then, or until "Community" returns to NBC's airwaves, "30 Rock" is taking over its timeslot at 8/7pm CST starting in January. NBC has unveiled their promo for season 6, and I may be too partial to the previous timeslot owner, but the video absolutely doesn't soothe that still-open wound. It isn't bad, it just isn't a suitable replacement. Why, oh why, does "The Office" remain on the schedule? Here's the "30 Rock" tease: Psst! Liz Lemon's got a secret (baby?)!


This is the end, my friend. Of this post. Hopefully not of "Community." Though, if it is, it's fairly curious that NBC would keep releasing new videos of the show. The latest is a behind-the-scenes look at the recent (and, right now, last) Christmas episode. The quote in the headline comes from Dan Harmon, talking specifically about the "Regional Holiday Musical" but he might as well be talking about the series itself. He also raps, and Ken "Chang" Jeong gets repeatedly hit by Annie's Boobs. Enjoy:


Rob Payne also writes the indie comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware be purchased here (if you're into that sort of thing). He hopes this hiatus is short, because he's getting tired of shoehorning the show into as many posts as possible, but he can't help himself.


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