The big news this week – and the most distressing – was that NBC has decided to delay its decision to move Community to the Friday Night Death Slot. The under-appreciated jewel in the network's comedy crown was set to return on October 19th, but the powers that be at the peacock have now confirmed that that won't happen. There is some speculation that NBC will move the series to another night to replace a failing show. But for the time being, our beloved study group (and Pierce) are currently in television limbo. Time to don those fake goatees.
Voting is now open for this year's TV Guide Fan Favourites Cover poll. Community was last year's winner and was rewarded with three very lovely covers. The list of nominees this year includes Doctor Who, Fringe, Grimm, Parks and Recreation, Spartacus, The Vampire Diaries and The Walking Dead. Voting closes Sunday, October 28th at midnight Pacific Time.
Arrow, The CW's Smallville spin-off that isn't really a Smallville spin-off, got off to a fantastic start this week delivering 4.02 million total viewers and a 1.3 demo rating (whatever that means, this whole demo thing just confuses me). If these numbers hold up, a full season pick up can't be far off. And it is a safe bet that the network's gritty Wonder Woman reboot, Amazon, will go into production soon.
Looks like we'll have to wait a little bit longer for that sequel to Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Co-writer Maurissa Tancharoen, who is currently working on Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. series for Marvel, has said that “We’re working on it… The goal is that we are going to be shooting next year, and getting the script and everything done at the end of this year. So that is something that we’re actually physically working on now. We’ll invent something that will make our lives difficult, but we’ll also have a grand time doing it.”
Mockingbird Lane, NBC's expensive reboot of The Munsters, appears to be in trouble. After being in development for two years, the network is said to be unhappy with the finished product. There has also been talk of creative differences behind the scenes between writer Bryan Fuller and the pilot's director Bryan Singer over the style of the show. The $10 million pilot will now air as a one off Halloween special. If it does well it could lead to a potential series. But we've heard that before.
And finally, a little something for Doctor Who fans still struggling with the departure of the Ponds two weeks ago. Written by Chris Chibnall and featuring the vocal talents of Arthur Darvill, 'P.S.' is the unshot epilogue from ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’, which let’s us know what happened to Rory’s dad, Brian, and The Ponds. You can watch it here. Be warned: tears will be shed.