Because of how spreadable and available information is today, the Internet has turned us into Armchair Everythings. That's why the comments section of every article and video ever posted is full of people arguing its merits from a place of affected authority. We're all experts in everything -- but let's talk about Armchair TV Executives, because they're more relevant.
"Why, no, I didn't graduate high school, but I do watch a lot of TV. I think I know what's going on."
If you're on this site, there's a good chance that you're a fan of Dan Harmon's Community, a rarely seen (but very beloved) NBC comedy about misfits who bond over being stuck in the same community college (that's the worst and most misleading description of that show ever written). Due to its low ratings, lack of awards and general weirdness, Community has always been right on the verge of possible cancellation, every single week. It's managed to stay on for three seasons and recently got picked up for a fourth, but its creator and showrunner, Dan Harmon, was unceremoniously fired. The news of his firing was revealed late on a Friday night in a TV Guide article. A few days later, Harmon shared his side of the story on his blog. According to Harmon, he wasn't even told about his firing; he read about it the same way we all did.