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With the annual May Sweeps rating period nearly over, the major networks have announced which shows will live on for another season and which ones we will have to bid a fond farewell to.
NBC, a network that has had a bit of a rough go of it this year, announced that the network would renew its freshman drama Revolution and its comedy mainstay Parks and Recreation, although it announced that the latter would be moving to the 9/8ct Thursday timeslot in the fall - putting the show up against CBS’s juggernaut Big Bang Theory.
In a surprise move, NBC announced that it would be bringing the low rated Community back for a fifth season, although the network also announced that the show would return at midseason for a run of thirteen episodes. The network also announced that the fate of freshman drama Hannibal, which has aired seven of its thirteen episodes, will be decided at a later date. Hannibal has received a great deal of critical acclaim, but has failed to provide significant ratings for NBC.
ABC broke a lot of hearts with its announcement that the network would be canceling the comedy Happy Endings after three seasons. While the show has been a critical darling, it has failed to bring in the necessary ratings for the network. There is still a possibility that USA will pick up the canceled comedy, as was previously reported.