Community Is Making A Comeback…Sort Of

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Back in November (that seems so long ago now that it’s 2012), NBC put its stellar comedy, Community, on an indefinite hiatus. Fans were outraged and many have been campaigning to “Save Community” since the announcement. The fate of the show has been extremely unclear since NBC execs are ignoring the situation.

Well, you’ve been waiting, and it’s finally happening! Community is officially coming back to your television this spring, according to NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. Don’t get too excited though because there’s no news yet of a fourth season. While Community’s fanbase is dedicated, it doesn’t pull in the big numbers like NBC’s other shows. Community was pulled to make room for NBC favorite 30 Rock.

If you’ve ever seen the show, you know it’s smart and requires viewers to think. Why is this a problem? People just don’t like to think while they’re watching TV. It reminds me a lot of Arrested Development’s demise. That was the smartest show on television at the time, and its fans were die hard. But people didn’t get it so it got the boot. It seems the same thing is happening here with Community’s strange plots and alternate timelines.

With all of the drama surrounding the hiatus, I think fans will rally and bump up the ratings upon its return. Chuck fans saved their beloved characters from cancellation multiple times and got the show a goodbye season. The same could definitely happen here.

Do you watch Community? Do you think it will get renewed for another season?

Caitlin is a senior at the University of Alabama who has an obsession with cupcakes, coffee, and Harry Potter. She always has random fun facts on reserve and aspires to be a professional blogger, social media bug, and/or James Franco’s assistant. Follow her fabulous life @caitlincorsetti. You’re welcome!

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