7. 30 Rock Finale (January 31st) — It’s not getting as much attention as The Office finale, but later this month, we will also say goodbye to Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, and the rest of the 30 Rock gang. Unlike The Office, 30 Rock has managed to remain creative throughout its run, but then again, it’s always good to go out on a high note, and seven seasons is plenty of time. I will be sad to see it go, but I’m not sad it’s going.
6. The Office Finale (TBA, Sometime in May) — It’s been a long time since we cared all that much about The Office, but most of us are still hanging on until the bitter end, and — as Josh wrote — there are things we will still miss about the show, including the Cold Opens. At one point, there was going to be a Schrute Farms spin-off, starring Dwight (the backdoor pilot of which will still air), but that was nixed. Come May, it’ll be the last of a lot of characters we’ve grown to love, and fall out of love with over the last eight years. At least we will probably get one last episode with Michael Scott, if the rumors are true.
5. House of Cards Premiere (February 1st) — Before Netflix releases the fourth season of Arrested Development, it will premiere the massively budgeted House of Cards, a 13-episode series from David Fincher starring Kevin Spacey as the House Majority Whip in the US Congress trying to climb his way up the political ladder. There’s a lot of talent behind the series, and it will be the first real test of Netflix’s ability to go head to head with traditional television networks. Also, it looks fantastic.
4. Community Season Four Premiere (February 7th) — It will have been a long eight months between the finale of season three and the premiere of season four, and in the interim, Community lost its showrunner, Dan Harmon, and Chevy Chase has departed the series, though not before filming the finale. Will there be a season five? Unlikely. An UPROXX anonymous source has revealed to us that the Community set has been torn down. Then again, it’s likely they would have graduated, so in the very remote chance there is another season of the series, it might not take place at Greendale. I have no idea how we are going to fill the vacuum here at Warming Glow created by the absence of Alison Brie GIFs.