Recap the hottest stories of the roller coaster of a week in television:

CommunityNBC Cancels ‘Community’ After Five Seasons
By Nellie Andreeva
After cheating death several times, Community‘s luck came to an end today. Ironically, Community‘s previous eleventh-hour renewal, clinched in that four-series deal producer Sony TV was able to negotiate with NBC last May on the strength of its buzzy new show The Blacklist, came with the presumption that the fifth season of the show would be its last.

NBC Cancels ‘Revolution’ After Two Seasons
By Nellie Andreeva
After a flying start two years ago when it was the key piece at NBC‘s upfront presentation, Revolution has just been cancelled.

Rena Moretti
4 months
Once again, we see that deal-making is taking precedence over finding quality shows that would become hits....
Juke Early
4 months
Community was one of the best comedies in the history of TV. By all means cancel a...
MARK GEORGEFF
4 months
So...THE BENHAM BROTHERS don't like the GAY AGENDA of a smear campaign and silencing people of faith?...

NBC Renews ‘Hannibal’ For Third Season
By Nellie Andreeva
NBC is putting more Hannibal on the menu. The network has given a third-season pickup to the series, from Bryan Fuller and Gaumont International Television. Based on Thomas Harris’ characters, the gory psychological thriller focuses on the budding relationship between FBI special investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).

benhamsBenham Brothers Tell Deadline A “Smear Campaign” Killed Their HGTV Show
By Lisa DeMoraes
David Benham says he loves gays and has nothing against them but hates the gay “agenda” that “seeks to silence men and women of faith.”

ABC & 20th TV Reach Deal: ‘Cristela’ & ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Picked Up To Series, ‘Last Man Standing’ Renewed

By Nellie Andreeva
After intense negotiations, ABC has closed a deal with 20th Century Fox TV for the pickup to series of two comedy pilots, multi-camera Cristela, starring Cristela Alonzo, and Nahnatchka Khan’s single-camera Fresh Off The Boat, as well as the fourth season renewal of comedy series Last Man Standing starring Tim Allen.

CBS Picks Up ‘NCIS’ Spinoff, ‘Scorpion’, Kevin Williamson Drama, ‘Madam Secretary’, ‘The Odd Couple’, ‘The McCarthys’ To Series
By Nellie Andreeva
CBS has made the bulk of its new series orders for next season with pickups for a whopping four dramas, NCIS: New Orleans, Madam Secretary, Stalker (formerly untitled Kevin Williamson) and Scorpion. They join previously ordered straight to series Battle Creek.

Surviving Pilot Season logosPhoto Gallery: New Broadcast Drama Series
By David Bloom
The green lights have been plentiful for drama series this pilot season, though perhaps no one did better than the DC Comics TV team, with four pickups in four pilots. But Israeli powerhouse Keshet and others did well, too. Below is a quick slide show overview of the season’s new dramas to come. We’ll add more images and information as they become available.

Photo Gallery: New Broadcast Comedy Series
By David Bloom
It was a rough season for network comedies, with lots of newcomers getting killed off as well as a few notable veterans, such as Community, joining the dead list. But hope springs eternal in Laugh Land, and the networks have ordered a bunch more comedies for the new fall season. Here’s a quick slideshow rundown, with brief descriptions for each (and occasionally questions facing each show).

ABC Picks Up ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’, Renews ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’
By Nellie Andreeva
Finally, the project that was destined for ABC‘s 2014-15 schedule despite no one being allowed to talk about it, is out in the open. As we predicted, ABC picked up Marvel’s Agent Carter in conjunction with renewing Marvel’s freshman drama, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

ABC Picks Up ‘Selfie’, ‘Forever’, Jeff Lowell Comedy, ‘Galavant’, ‘The Whispers’, ‘How To Get Away With Murder’, ‘American Crime’, ‘Black-ish’ To Series
By Nellie Andreeva
ABC has kicked off its new series pickups with a nod to its hottest pilot, legal thriller How To Get Away With Murder starring Viola Davis and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes.