Can Best Friends Forever Get A Community-Style Fan Save?


Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parkham in Best Friends Forever

Last week, we heard that NBC had pulled its brand new comedy, Best Friends Forever, from the schedule after four episodes, and the two remaining installments would possibly air this summer. We don’t normally comment so much on the fate of fledgling network comedies, but we’re making an exception now because A) GIANT DISCLAIMER: One of the show’s writers is our own Kate Spencer’s husband Anthony King, so nepotism blablabla; B) it’s really f-ing refreshing to see a comedy about grown-up women (co-creators and stars Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair) being really supportive friends, not backstabbing bitches; C) we love the fact that Fred Savage is executive-producing a sitcom; and D) it’s funny as hell. We’re not the only ones who think so just because we’re very nice co-workers. The Washington Post alerted us to an online petition right now, signed by fans hoping against hope that NBC will listen to them, the way they did for Community.

As the Post points out, it’s unlikely a fledgling show like this can drum up the same kind of support that Community had in its third season. But then Community doesn’t have Queenetta, so who knows?

[Photo: NBC]

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