Network TV schedules usually seem really crowded at the end of the school year, with the full-season shows finishing up their runs while the mid-season replacements struggle to conclude their seasons by the end of May sweeps. As such, it’s time for a little clearing of the schedule to get rid of shows that shouldn’t exist anymore and make room for next season’s biggest hits. Here’s my take on 14 shows that premiered in the 2011-2012 season, excluding already-renewed shows like “New Girl,” “Smash” and “2 Broke Girls” and already-canceled shows like “Terra Nova.”
THURSDAY Community NBC, 7 p.m. “Community,” returning for its third season, centers on self-obsessed fake lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) and the group of friends that he meets when forced to attend community college. The show is great at its portrayal of classic TV tropes while managing to turn them all on their head.