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Guys Guys the Next Batch of Show Communities Is Here: Arrested Development, Community, Person of Interest, Orphan Black, and More


Yes hello it's me again. Remember those new show communities we launched last week? They've been live for a whole seven days now and we're simply thrilled with the response they've been getting so far. You guys like them! You really like them! (Definitely keep the feedback and coming, btw, be it good or bad.) It's been so exciting to follow the polls, quotes, and other goodies you've been posting, which makes me extra pleased to announce that we've just launched the next batch of pages—22 of them, to be exact. You can see the full list at tv.com/community, and here are direct links to all the new ones, for your posting pleasure:

The Americans

Arrested Development

Arrow

Banshee

The Big Bang Theory

Castle

Community

Defiance

Elementary

Hannibal

Homeland

How I Met Your Mother

Justified

New Girl

Once Upon a Time

Orphan Black

Person of Interest

Revolution

Sons of Anarchy

Supernatural

The Twilight Zone (a personal staff favorite)

The Vampire Diaries

The Walking Dead


Okay, have at it! And please don't be shy about suggesting new names if you don't like the ones we've chosen, either in the communities themselves or in the comments on this post; we're open to suggestions!

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For the Communities for shows gone by, I'm another vote for Battlestar Galactica.
Also, The West Wing, Red Dwarf, The X Files, Fringe, Farscape, maybe 24 and Babylon 5.
But best of all, how about a "Wonderful World of Whedon"?
I know he'll probably have a couple of independent pages eventually (Buffy and Firefly, along with S.H.I.E.L.D) but a lot of fans are fans of his shows as a collective. What are the chances of Dollhouse getting a Community page? Plus, it'll give us somewhere to discuss his other projects, the stuff we think he should be doing, cross-over fan-fiction (for those that write that stuff) etc. And lets be honest, if these pages really are Communities, then the "Whedon-verse" is probably the biggest fan collective outside of Star Wars/Trek*.

* Mini-rant Alert: (except possibly that My Little Pony crap that received something like 302 billion votes in the TV.com awards - but it wasn't rigged in any way... was it?).

Final quick question(s) - hoping someone is still reading this page - are the Communities a place for us post our fan fiction (provided we think our writing is good enough and we're not completely terrified of being judged or ridiculed)? And if they are, how has the Supernatural community not imploded yet?

Finally some current shows that get my vote are Wilfred (again), Archer, Rookie Blue, Suits, The Good Wife, Longmire, Perception (you can tell it's Summer), American Horror Story, South Park, The League, Haven... OK, I'll stop there because I could probably list another 30 or so.
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Agree with @JoshuaFrattar - you should post your fanfic! It's an awesome place to connect with fellow fans who may love it! Thanks for your suggestions about the Whedon-verse idea! Right now we are focusing on shows, but that's a great idea for us to take into consideration! - Jessica, TV.com staff
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First of all, I think it was 310 billion votes. ;)

Secondly, Communities are the perfect place to post fan fiction! I think for the most part, the TV.com community is a very positive, encouraging bunch of people. Looking forward to reading some original stuff from you.
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Boardwalk Empire, Fringe (it isnt dead :( ) BSG, Downton Abbey, Scandal, Can you rename "Defience" to "Sleepy Future"
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Thanks for your suggestion for the name! We'll take it into consideration! -Jessica, TV.com staff
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Sons of Anarchy is a great add. Boardwalk Empire, Duck Dynasty and Shameless next please.
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Hey i have some suggestions for the communities:
1- Instead of constantly checking the communities to see what happened in them, one should have a page like the notifications page, but for notifications from the communities(new posts, new comments) that he is part of.
2- There should be a "Rules" page, because a lot of people post useless posts and polls that doesn't have any meaning whatsoever(how much do you like show A, and the choices are all the same).
3- (This one is hard but i think it would be great if you did it) Making a way for someone to post discussions(among other things) on multiple communities, like posting a discussion about the similarities between some shows(Sherlock and Elementary for example)
4- (This one isn't exclusive to the communities and can be done on all of tv.com posts) Making a way to follow a post or a discussion, to receive notifications when someone comments on it
5- I totally forget it XD, i will post it as soon as i remember
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Great ideas! We'll keep you posted as we continue to make improvements.
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Does scandal have a community? I've just heard of this feature. :(
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Not yet, but it's on the list!
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Homeland really should have a better name. And so should Once Upon a Time. How about...

Homeland: The Safe House
OUAT: The Enchanted Forest
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Added a poll on the Homeland community for a possible name change!
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any chance you can work on an edit button for posts alongside whatever else you all have going?
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If you create a post in a Community, you do have the ability to edit it! Look for the row of icons below the comment count at the top of your post.
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any chance of a deadwood community?
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We'll add it to our list - lots of good suggestions for shows that are off-the-air, but still fondly remembered and often re-watched.
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and thank you for the justified community because there also needed to be one of those. is there one for boardwalk empire? there needs to be potentially.
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is there a bates motel community? there needs to be a bates motel community. please and thank you.
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Not yet, but thanks for your vote! We'll be rolling out new community pages soon! - Jessica, TV.com staff
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If this an all-comprehensive community and Twilight Zone is not a one time deal, then I'd like Star Trek, Twin Peaks, and Battlestar Galactica at least.
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POI should be called The Irrelevants
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I just need Scandal, Revenge, and Awkward and I will be all good. lol
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I totally get why it's not the first choice but.... Dallas? Please? And, on a more plausable note: American Horror Story!!!

Also - Archer, Ray Donovan, and Childrens Hospital
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Okay what happens to a community if the show gets cancelled?
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Cancelled shows can have communities, too! As @Vamps said below, the community page can help keep it alive :) Right now we're focusing on adding pages for active shows but we will be rolling out more soon. - Jessica, TV.com staff
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We will keep it alive in the community
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That'll end up being me in a bunch of short-lived sitcom communities :P
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Thanks for Orphan Black and Banshee, since now we know they will bw reviewed. I don't understand your choice of How I met your Mother which has become boring and trite in not introducing the mother.
But a very special thank you for the Twilight Zone. One of my all time top shows with Twin Peaks and Columbo.
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We picked a few shows to start with based on popularity. But we'll be slowly rolling out new shows! - Jessica TV.com staff
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I am enjoying the communities and I think it is a great advance for the site. My problem is with the rankings. Frankly, and talking stictly for myself, this really bothers me because once I become in competition mood it gets ugly.I will start to answer just any comment just to be part of the higher rankings and the fun it has been so far will go out the window.This is why I have been very passive this and last week. I'll get over it, but I don't like it.
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But also, I feel your pain! I want to keep posting to keep my ranking, too!
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Just replying to comments won't improve your ranking. It's based on based on the performance of your contributions - post a photo that many users comment on, or post a comment that many users like and you'll rise in the rankings. :)
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Happy Endings deserves to have one dedicated in its honor!
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Hell On Wheels please!
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Joined Homeland, BBT & Person of Interest.
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So that poll was just jerking us around, you went with Option 2A, all of them?

Anyway, I'm joining Community, HIMYM for some reason, Arrow out of deep shame, TBBT, Castle, Justified, and The Twilight Zone. Passing on Arrested Development for now because season 4 was a bummer, I would have supported the show from its original run, but not this.
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The poll was to gauge interest in what shows you guys are interested in! But we're overwhelmed (in the best way possible) with how much you love them! So we'll continue to roll out new pages slowly. - Jessica, TV.com staff
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The deepest of shames!!!!
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Speaking of which, Shameless needs a community too!
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Well played.
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How do these work?
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Join the community for the shows you want by going to their page and clicking 'join community'. You dont have to join to view, but you can contribute polls, pictures, reviews, etc. Basically, its facebook for tv shows, but you help provide the data. Its a great feature that makes me want to bitch about this site less (edit button be damned). Plus it makes users feel involved and saves the site money on staff. Its how Tim can afford to be so wrong all the time.
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Thanks!
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since you seem to understand what it's all about, what is rank? I joined TW and I am number 1.How can that be? I have done nothing particularly noteworthy for that , I feel..
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Community rankings are based on the performance of your contributions - post a photo that many users comment on, or post a comment that many users like and you'll rise in the rankings. Since only a small number of users have tried out Communities thus far, you'll be ranked highly to start and if you contribute you'll be able to maintain your ranking.
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Thank you very much for this complete and precise comment. :-)
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As best I can tell, the order is in reverse with the highest number reflecting the community's most active contributor.
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thanks layle1,I think this must be it.
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I havent quite figured that out yet. Is it based on amount of activity in the community perhaps? post count/uploads etc?
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But that's it if you look at the TW page, I am far from being the number one commentator or replier.
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What would be cool is if the link to see all members of a particular community actually listed all the members instead of just the top twenty.
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How is that compiled by the way? Top twenty submitters to that community or is it a popularity contest of some kind?
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Community rankings are based on the performance of your contributions - post a photo that many users comment on, or post a comment that many users like and you'll rise in the rankings. Since only a small number of users have tried out Communities thus far, you'll be ranked highly to start and if you contribute you'll be able to maintain your ranking.
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Thanks!
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Sorry - hate not having an edit button - the paragraph below the picture of the Doctor Who page has the information.
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It's submissions and users' response to your work according to Jessica: http://www.tv.com/forums/show_site_blog_entry.html?topic_id=3369016
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Community, Person of Interest, and Hannibal? Thank you! Those three were the ones I wanted most. <3
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You got most of mine, but Suits, Suits, Suits, Suits! (The Can Opener Community)
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SUITS!
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It's probably been suggested but I would love to see both a Venture Bros. and Archer community go up. I need more people that understand those references in my life!
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Both strongly agreed!!! Do it while they're still alive too, that'd be great.
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Arrow, TBBT, TVD, Supernatural, Person of Interest and HIMYM for me.
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SUITS, White Collar, Da Vinci's Demons, The Newsroom, LEGEND OF KORRA, The Mentalist, Sherlock, GAME OF THRONES?!
Just to name a few..
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I second your Da Vinci's Demons
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there are communities already for Sherlock and Game of Thrones;-)
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Found out that Newsroom is available as well.. Oh Yeah!!
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Holy Crap.. Didn't know that.. Imma Join them now..
Thanks Noble Citizen..
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Suits, White Collar, Psych, Covert Affairs, NCIS, NCIS:LA, Mentalist, Nikita, Archer, Burn Notice (if it wasn't ending this year). The 2 guilty pleasures, Revenge and The Following, if only for the stellar and humorous reviews.
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How about one dedicated to really good European TV, like Akta Maniniskor, Les Revenants, Spiral and Braquo? With the proviso that none of these shows are allowed to be remade badly for the US market. "The Killing" comes to mind. Awful.
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Thanks for the pointer to Spiral (Engenages). As I've seen and enjoyed the other ones you mentioned, I'm sure this one will be good also.
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I can't tell how much I love the new communities feature. I just can't get enough of it.
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We're so glad to hear you love it! - Jessica, TV.com staff
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i would change the name of the new girl community to "Life in the loft" instead of "True Americans"
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Thanks for your suggestion! We'll keep that in mind!
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I like "True Americans" better.
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Louie, Adventure Time
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+1 for Louie
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Anyone else read "A Person of Interest Community" as "A Person of Interest Community - episode!", which would be awesome
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This is so, so awesome! Y'all have just made going outside unnecessary for the rest of the summer.
The tv.com IT wizards deserve a raise.
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Can we get communities for actors? I would like to start a Mark Pellegrino fan club...
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The Mentalist PLEASE, and you should make a link to the communities in the header for easier access
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This is amazing, thanks guys. If I can make two suggestions:

I think the communities are probably still too hard for many people to find. You should add a Communities link alongside Shows, Videos, etc to make them easier to find. There also needs to be a link from each show's home page to its Community page (if it has one).

It would help if somewhere there was a recent Community posts lists, like the News section (putting on the Community home page would make the most sense). Currently I have to open each Community page and sort be newest to find new material, it's pretty time consuming to do.
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Thanks for your suggestions and feedback. We will take those ideas into consideration. Right now, we're still in beta, testing and seeing how you guys like them! - Jessica, TV.com staff
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Direct links! I second this idea.
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So, is the release of new communities going to be a weekly thing every 7 days then?
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No, we don't have a set schedule yet. But we'll be sure to let you know when we add more! - Jessica, TV.com staff
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Out of the top of my head: American Horror Story. I would really like Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards and Bates Motel. And of the summer shows: The Bridge, Ray Donovan, and Orange is the New Black. Thanks.
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Hey, if we are doing off the air shows already, can we get The Wire and The Shield? Ok, next time? Cool
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Ooh yes The Wire!
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My top suggestions are Modern Family, The Middle, The 100, Surviving Jack, and The Michael J Fox Show. Also, I would like to suggest Last Man Standing, Lucky 7, Welcome to the Family, We Are Men, Suburgatory, and Undateable.
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Orphan Black! Banshee! Person of Interest! Justified! Revolu -- New Girl! And others!
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Oh, the Twilight Zone! What a nice surprise that is.
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So many new communities! I wonder if there's some kind of a method for choosing which ones to join? F*ck it. I'll just join them all. My Little Ponies, I'm about to become your biggest fan.
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Join them ALL!!! :)
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just wait until the Bronies show up
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Uh-oh. You're right. Maybe they won't understand sarcasm. Maybe they'll be really upset, hunt me down and trample me to death.
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