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February 21, 2012 2:44 PM   Subscribe

"What you call 8:00, we call home. Community returns to Thursday nights on March 15th."

Having just finished filming Season 3, NBC has announced that Community will indeed return to air on March 15. The film was put on hold during NBC's mid-season shuffle.

Also: Video from Alison Brie and Dani Pudi celebrating the end of filming.

Previously: Britta'd it
posted by Deflagro (96 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
CHANG
CHANG
CHANG
CHANG

CHANG
CHANG
CHANG
CHANG
posted by Madamina at 2:45 PM on February 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


Oh fuck I made so many promises to God and Satan that are about to come due.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:46 PM on February 21, 2012 [73 favorites]


Cthulhu is displeased with your disrespect for his gifts.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:48 PM on February 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


I just shot my coworker with a paintball gun in celebration.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 2:48 PM on February 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


Go Human Beings!
posted by oddman at 2:48 PM on February 21, 2012 [7 favorites]


YAY!
posted by Zed at 2:49 PM on February 21, 2012


LIFE IS NO LONGER A MEANINGLESS HELLSCAPE FROM WHICH DEATH IS THE ONLY RELIEF.
posted by sparkletone at 2:50 PM on February 21, 2012 [31 favorites]


This is the best news of the day.
posted by wellvis at 2:51 PM on February 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Thank god NBC made room for a little spare Chang.
posted by elsietheeel at 2:51 PM on February 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


'Are you just saying that because I'm Korean?'

'You're Chinese!'

'Oh like there's a difference?!'
posted by shakespeherian at 2:52 PM on February 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Community vs March Madness. I wonder what that will mean for the ratings.
posted by the_artificer at 2:52 PM on February 21, 2012


March 15th -- Community.

March 25th -- Mad Men.

My Alison is coming back to me OH THE JOY I CANNOT BEAR IT
posted by Capt. Renault at 2:54 PM on February 21, 2012 [13 favorites]


I hope you realize this creates two different timelines.
posted by 2bucksplus at 2:55 PM on February 21, 2012 [38 favorites]


And there was much rejoicing.
posted by uosuaq at 2:55 PM on February 21, 2012


OH THANK GOD.

I was wondering aloud just the other night exactly what "break" meant to NBC. Seemed like "break" meant "HAHAHAHA YOU'LL NEVER SEE IT AGAIN!!!!"

I'm glad I was wrong.
posted by cooker girl at 2:58 PM on February 21, 2012


Don't forget, the great American show with a terrible title inspired by Cougarton Abbey just got back on air!
posted by kmz at 2:58 PM on February 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


Love the tags on this post :) (also: WOOHOO!!)
posted by raihan_ at 3:02 PM on February 21, 2012


Thursday at 8PM. Perfect sacrificial lamb for the Big Bang Theory wolf.
posted by evilmidnightbomberwhatbombsatmidnight at 3:02 PM on February 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I hope you realize this creates two different timelines.

Yes, but since Community is coming back this is clearly not the darkest timeline, and we can all stop wearing the felt goatees now.
posted by dortmunder at 3:02 PM on February 21, 2012 [8 favorites]


The six seasons and a movie dream is still alive.
posted by drezdn at 3:04 PM on February 21, 2012


Streets Ahead!
posted by unsupervised at 3:04 PM on February 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


Which one of you assholes took my purple pen?
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:05 PM on February 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


FEEL THE TERROR! NORWEGIAN TROLL!
posted by Navelgazer at 3:06 PM on February 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I guess I have to start watching this show now.
posted by zarq at 3:06 PM on February 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


OMGI'MSOHAPPY.
posted by jeffkramer at 3:07 PM on February 21, 2012


raihan_: "Love the tags on this post :) (also: WOOHOO!!)"

Yeah, I actually can't take credit for those. Several of the tags were actually from the previous post. I liked them and thought it'd be good to also have the tags on the post about it's return!
posted by Deflagro at 3:07 PM on February 21, 2012


POP POP!
posted by jourman2 at 3:07 PM on February 21, 2012 [18 favorites]


As long as we never get to see a season 4 I'll be happy.
posted by i_cola at 3:09 PM on February 21, 2012


As long as we never get to see a season 4 I'll be happy.

6 SEASONS AND A MOVIE!
posted by Mister Fabulous at 3:11 PM on February 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


MY EMOTIONS! MY EMOTIONS!
posted by elizardbits at 3:11 PM on February 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


LIFE IS NO LONGER A MEANINGLESS HELLSCAPE FROM WHICH DEATH IS THE ONLY RELIEF.

If only.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:15 PM on February 21, 2012 [5 favorites]


Community, you son of a bitch. I thought you were dead.
posted by sleepcrime at 3:24 PM on February 21, 2012 [8 favorites]


Is this something you'd have to have a soul to know about?
posted by Sebmojo at 3:26 PM on February 21, 2012


jourman2: The mere fact that you call making love "Pop Pop" tells me that you're not ready.
posted by absalom at 3:27 PM on February 21, 2012 [23 favorites]


I actually made a quickly muffled squealing/squeaking type noise at my desk at this news. I'M SO HAPPY.

Also, for those concerned that it's still on 8, 30 Rock got similarly bad ratings at 8, so maybe NBC is aware now that it's just a shitty timeslot and they might as well count on the devoted fanbase rather than risk losing viewers with a timeslot change.
posted by yasaman at 3:28 PM on February 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


yasaman: "Also, for those concerned that it's still on 8, 30 Rock got similarly bad ratings at 8, so maybe NBC is aware now that it's just a shitty timeslot and they might as well count on the devoted fanbase rather than risk losing viewers with a timeslot change."

Yeah, I think that's mainly because they're competing with Big Bang Theory at the same time.
posted by Deflagro at 3:31 PM on February 21, 2012


This is no longer the darkest timeline.
posted by spinifex23 at 3:35 PM on February 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is no longer the darkest timeline.

Does that mean I have to shave off my goatee?
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 3:38 PM on February 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


LIFE IS NO LONGER A MEANINGLESS HELLSCAPE FROM WHICH DEATH IS THE ONLY RELIEF.

I see you accidentally tuned into Two Broke Girls as well.
posted by Fizz at 3:39 PM on February 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'm just so happy. Sniff.
posted by Soap_and_Bathetic at 3:44 PM on February 21, 2012


Yeah, I think that's mainly because they're competing with Big Bang Theory at the same time.

To be fair, 30 Rock has been impressively terrible recently.
posted by speicus at 3:44 PM on February 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


WTF w/ Marc Maron interviews:
Cougartown (and Scrubs and Spin City) showrunner Bill Lawrence [free]

Community
cast members
Donald Glover [free]
Ken Jeong [premium]
Dino Stamatopoulos (Star-Burns) [premium]
John Oliver [premium]

writer/producer Dan Harmon [premium]

The Ken Jeong one is not to be missed. He's still a licensed internist and his wife's a doctor too. Really smart, nice guy.
posted by morganw at 3:58 PM on February 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


March 15th -- Community.

March 25th -- Mad Men.


April 1st -- Game of Thrones

No need to ever leave the house again!
posted by lunasol at 4:18 PM on February 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


Community, you son of a bitch. I thought you were dead.

They get that a lot.

(sometimes people think they were taller)
posted by phearlez at 4:43 PM on February 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


So Community's jumped the shark now, right?
posted by OHenryPacey at 4:44 PM on February 21, 2012


POP POP!

Thank god NBC's put some urban flavor back in the Thursday night lineup.
posted by maryr at 4:50 PM on February 21, 2012


Stanley not urban enough? You racist!
posted by Talez at 4:51 PM on February 21, 2012


Yeah, I think that's mainly because they're competing with Big Bang Theory at the same time.

Maybe nobody can hear the good shows over the sound of Big Bang Theory's laughtrack?
posted by inigo2 at 4:52 PM on February 21, 2012 [12 favorites]


Cool. Cool cool cool.
posted by lantius at 5:01 PM on February 21, 2012 [8 favorites]


lunasol: "March 15th -- Community.

March 25th -- Mad Men.

April 1st -- Game of Thrones
"

May 6 -- Sherlock

I'm planning on emerging sometime around June 1 with a somewhat pasty complexion.
posted by Dr. Zira at 5:38 PM on February 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm so glad they changed their minds!


Hmm. The pun doesn't really work in writing.
posted by Saxon Kane at 6:03 PM on February 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


Guess this means I'm signing back up for Hulu premium in a few weeks.
posted by codacorolla at 6:32 PM on February 21, 2012


Praise Bob!
posted by lumpenprole at 6:56 PM on February 21, 2012


Saxon Kane, This sounds waaaaaay more like sarcasm.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 7:37 PM on February 21, 2012


Oh my god, I'm getting a big crate of tea and Mass Effect 3 and new Community and March might actually shape up to not suck entirely and maybe I will have a good birthday this year, unintentional rhyming when stating series of things that are great aside.

everything in my entire life is awesome forever basically
posted by NoraReed at 8:08 PM on February 21, 2012


Trudy and Annie are the same person?
posted by superior julie at 9:12 PM on February 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Just when I get a new job....
posted by Seiten Taisei at 10:29 PM on February 21, 2012


Can't wait for the crossover episode with Richard Ayoade.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 12:05 AM on February 22, 2012


The things you find googling Community and Richard Ayoade...
posted by titus-g at 12:56 AM on February 22, 2012


Dr. Zira: "lunasol: "March 15th -- Community.

March 25th -- Mad Men.

April 1st -- Game of Thrones
"

May 6 -- Sherlock
"

Now if they would just announce season 3 of Luther...
posted by the_artificer at 2:40 AM on February 22, 2012


May 6 -- Sherlock

I was sceptical, then excited, then sceptical again - this is just season two finally getting to America. I'm shocked that they expect you all to wait five months. Why is that necessary? Don't they think you'll just get it online?
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars at 3:05 AM on February 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


Don't screw this up American public. Get those ratings high enough for 6 seasons and a movie!
posted by xqwzts at 4:24 AM on February 22, 2012


Time for a Chang!
posted by ersatz at 4:53 AM on February 22, 2012


Huzzah!
posted by Atreides at 6:10 AM on February 22, 2012


Why does everybody leap to defend this show so aggressively?
posted by gauche at 6:48 AM on February 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Because it's good.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:55 AM on February 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Because that's what you do when something you love is dying. Community can be wildly inconsistent quality wise, and when it's bad it can be horrifically so, but when it's on form it's one of the funniest and most inventive TV shows around.
posted by jaffacakerhubarb at 6:58 AM on February 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Because we really love it? Also, I'd venture to say that the fact that it has lower ratings and is frequently on the verge of cancellation makes us Community fans even more defensive of it.
posted by yasaman at 6:58 AM on February 22, 2012


What do you love, gauche? I'm going to kick it off the Coronado Bay Bridge.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:59 AM on February 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


Nonono, I love the show. Nobody is in a biting mood today, I guess.
posted by gauche at 6:59 AM on February 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Well guess what now this is happening.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:07 AM on February 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


That Alison and Dani dancing video is required viewing. I'm suddenly not sure which one of those goofballs is more attractive to me. Carnally. Probably Dani.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 7:21 AM on February 22, 2012


This is a fight. We are fighting.
posted by gauche at 7:25 AM on February 22, 2012


gauche, Annie's pretty young, we try not to sexualize her.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:29 AM on February 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


*pretend like you asleep*
posted by gauche at 7:38 AM on February 22, 2012


When the hell has Community ever been "horrifically bad"?
posted by Zozo at 8:00 AM on February 22, 2012


Community is one of those shows that makes me want to see all the things it references in order to get all the jokes and connections better. One of these days I'm going to sit down and watch Cougartown just so I can understand Abed. I don't think I'll be watching Cougarton Abbey, though -- wouldn't want to watch all my beloved characters die.
posted by Saxon Kane at 9:59 AM on February 22, 2012


I have the most appropriate boner right now.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 10:09 AM on February 22, 2012


We're going to eat spaceman paninis with Black Hitler and there's nothing you can do about it!
posted by sleepingcbw at 10:47 AM on February 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Pull up, Abed. You're in a nosedive.
posted by gauche at 11:04 AM on February 22, 2012


Community is one of those shows that makes me want to see all the things it references in order to get all the jokes and connections better.

I finally saw Good Fellas to better get Contemporary American Poultry.
posted by Zed at 11:26 AM on February 22, 2012 [2 favorites]



Nonono, I love the show. Nobody is in a biting mood today, I guess.


Nope, guess not.
posted by maryr at 4:28 PM on February 23, 2012


I know that in previous Community threads, people have posted recommendations for shows on here, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to plug a show I discovered very recently, right after I'd come very late to the study group of Community: Head Case starring Alexandra "Shmoopie" Wentworth as a totally insane therapist to the stars. It starts off as a more explicit, live-action version of Dr. Katz, but it starts to develop its own internal storylines that are awesome. Fair warning, though: it only had 3 seasons and ends mid-storyline, and I don't know if it will ever come back.
posted by Saxon Kane at 1:03 PM on February 25, 2012


Is here where we can express surprise that the guy who plays the Dean is the same guy who wrote The Descendants?
posted by Rory Marinich at 7:58 AM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah, and he has one hell of a right leg, too.
posted by Madamina at 11:33 AM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Dean *IS* a genius!
posted by Capt. Renault at 1:13 PM on February 27, 2012


They could legitimately work in the Oscar by calling back to the commercial that the Dean of Darkness made in Documentary Filmmaking: Redux, maybe have him win a Dean Film-making Award. Let's hope they get a chance in the 4th season.
posted by codacorolla at 1:24 PM on February 27, 2012


If they didn't get a fourth season I would be really surprised. Even if NBC didn't want to pay for it SONY probably would just for the syndication deals.
posted by the_artificer at 2:10 PM on February 27, 2012


Or they could explore the novel he was writing in "Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design".

Would that this hoody was a time hoody...
posted by maryr at 2:21 PM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was kind of hoping he'd break out into "Kiss from a Rose" but mocking Angelina Jolie's leg was way more spectacular.
posted by Dr. Zira at 10:02 PM on February 27, 2012


AV Club posted video of a recent panel discussion with Harmon and most of the cast. There are some mild, mild spoilers for the rest of S3, but nothing at all big (imo).
posted by sparkletone at 3:04 PM on March 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


YYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
posted by sparkletone at 9:39 AM on March 8, 2012


Just re-watched A Fistful of Paintballs/For a Few Paintballs More with my wife (who was watching them for the first time.) She didn't realize the first episode was the first of a two-parter; she took the trailer for the second part that runs at the end of the first part as a pure spoof of movie trailers, referring to events that would never be depicted, like the flashback episode referred to things that had never been depicted.

I love that that kind of mistake is imaginable.
posted by Zed at 10:45 AM on March 8, 2012


The first two Community animated shorts.
posted by codacorolla at 12:48 PM on March 8, 2012


sparkletone: "YYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS "

Did I espy MeFi's own John Hodgman at 1:39?
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:23 PM on March 8, 2012


Did I espy MeFi's own John Hodgman at 1:39?

Yes. That he guested in an episode has been mentioned by the writers, Harmon, others a couple times.

I haven't seen anything about what he does or what the episode he's on is about... But that's because I rather pointedly haven't been looking.
posted by sparkletone at 9:27 AM on March 13, 2012


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