Community will wrap up its fifth season this week as the fate of Greendale hangs in the balance. As the above teaser indicates, adventure awaits in what could be our last
Yo, Joe! Or Yo, Jeff as it were. Community has never been entirely bound to a live-action reality, as demonstrated by "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas." And next Thursday, the NBC comedy will go animated again, this time in the vein of the 1980s classic cartoon G.I. Joe.
Last night on E!’s The Soup, Community stars Joel McHale and Jim Rash did what they do best: skewer and satirize a movement in the cultural zeitgeist. In this case, the HBO series True Detective, which literally no one on planet earth can stop talking about and/or obsessing over. And we have to admit: their purposefully confounding clip is pretty funny.
We have a lot to look forward to from this week's episode of Community, which features guest appearances from Nathan Fillion, Criminal Minds' Paget Brewster, Terminator 2's Robert Patrick, comedian Kumail Nanjiani and Switched at Birth's Katie Leclerc.
Dan Harmon has returned to his flagship production, NBC’s kooky meta-comedy Community, but unfortunately the fans may not have followed suit. Oh god: are we living in the darkest timeline, after all? Last night’s season five premiere — which found Harmon back in the creative drivers’ seat after being fired prior to season four — featured two back-to-back episodes and averaged 3.4 million viewers. But there's hope to be had, still, people of Greendale!
It’s been more than seven months since we last got to see a new episode of Community, but that all ends tonight in a fairly big way. With Dan Harmon once again taking the helm after being announced as the returning showrunner this past summer, the NBC comedy will be kicking off its fifth season with an episode titled “Re-Pilot” that changes just about everything we know about Jeff Winger, Britta Perry, Abed Nadir, Troy Barnes, Annie Edison, and Shirley Bennett.
When hearing that Community’s latest promo was a spoof of Mad Men, the first two thoughts that came to mind was the slow silhouette of Jeff Winger falling from a building, or something involving Annie, as Alison Brie is a pretty notable common thread between the two series. But Community took it one step better, not by spoofing Mad Men so much as spoofing the relatively useless and overly teasy Mad Men episode promos,
This week NBC has pulled out all the stops to promote Season 5 of Community. This week the network put together a special animated trailer that features Jeff Winger suited up and ready for the holidays.
It’s a repilot! That’s actually the title of Community’s Season 5 premiere (“Repilot”) and as Abed puts it in the newest trailer for the beloved NBC comedy, repiloting can be intense. This is followed by a great meta response from Troy commenting on the audacity of Zach Braff to bail on Scrubs after everything the series did for him.
Community Season 5 spoilers ahead! The new trailer for the anticipated fifth season of Community plays like a movie trailer, complete with a sad look at Joel McHale’s Jeff Winger losing it all, as movie people tend to do, before he becomes the center of a Scrubs-like overhaul on the series — this, according to Abed’s description — and returns to Greendale to educate. The student becomes the teacher.
Because it’s not set to return until 2014, Community’s fifth season premiere seems like it’s much further away than it actually is. In truth, January 2 is less than a month away, which puts us in the weeks-to-go part of the countdown to the return of Greendale. The above teaser tells us as much, as it indicates that NBC’s ready to start reminding people that school is almost back in session!
Awesomely enough, Banks' presence on the show won't be the only connection to Breaking Bad that Community will have this season. Earlier this month it was reported that Vince Gillian himself would have a role in an upcoming episode and will be playing a “a smooth-talking gold-digger.”
David Cross is guesting on Community next season? Try not to blue yourself over this news, but it’s happening, and I think I speak for all of us when I say, huzzah! The Arrested Development star is Greendale Community-bound, and joins the continuously growing list of guest stars set to appear in the NBC comedy at some point in its upcoming fifth season.
Season 5 of Community adds another showrunner… to its list of guest stars, that is. Last week we shared the news that Arrested Development showrunner Mitchell Hurwitz had signed on to guest star in the NBC comedy, and this week comes word that Breaking Bad mastermind Vince Gilligan will also be putting in a bit of face-time at Greendale Community College.
Most of Mitchell Hurwitz’ credits involve writing, including his series Arrested Development, but he’s been known to drop by a TV series here and there for a little guest appearance. He guest starred on Comedy Central’s Workaholics back in 2011 — the stars of the show in turn cameoed in Arrested Development’s fourth season this year — and Hurwitz appeared in Kroll Show this year. Coming next year, we’ll see him in an episode of Community.