By all accounts, this is a rough time to be a “Community” fan.
Creator and showrunner, Dan Harmon was forced out of the series last summer and NBC recently pulled “Community” from its scheduled season 4 premiere date; which would have been today, Friday, October 19.
Given some of the current weaknesses of NBC’s comedy lineup, it’s not inconceivable that “Community” could escape its purgatory on Friday nights and return to Thursdays. But there is no telling when or if that will happen.
To make the delay somewhat more bearable, NBC has released a new “Community” promo video in which Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) meta-fictionally address the situation during their latest “Troy & Abed in the Morning” segment.
Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian Jacobs, Chevy Chase, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong also appear in character during the segment. And while it’s far too soon to say if new “Community” showrunners David Guarascio and Moses Port can recapture Harmon’s magic, this teaser seems to at least have the spirit of the show.
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