Deadline’s Best TV Stories Of The Week

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

NBC 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.

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).

Benham 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. (more…)

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