Six seasons and a movie!
Well, at least we made it to six seasons of ‘Community’ with Yahoo! (of all places) saving the show after NBC cut the cord. (Here’s hoping something similar happens to ‘Constantine.’ You need a DC/Horror show, Yahoo!?).
Sure, we’re down half the original cast from the glad-he’s-gone Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase) to the oh-my-God-I-can’t-believe-the-show-still-works without Troy Barnes (Donald Glover). And then the ‘meh’ Shirley Bennett (Yvette Nicole Brown).
But, have no fear, creator Dan Harmon is here (after being booted from the show in the abysmal 4th season due to conflicts between him and apparently-he’s-a-true-dick-in-person Chevy Chase). The episodes previewed here seem to capture that ‘Community’ magic of classic episodes like the 1st Paintball ep, the conspiracy theory ep, the Halloween zombie ep, and Meow-Meow beans.
And though we also lost recent addition Professor Buzz Hickey (Jonathan Banks), better known as Mike Ehrmantraut on ‘Breaking Bad,’ again, the show must go on.
Still, it looks like additions Paget Brewster (from one of my favorite prematurely cancelled shows, ‘Andy Richter Controls the Universe’) and, even better, Ernie Hudson (‘Ghostbusters,’ duh) will bring much needed, entertaining new blood to make up for all the characters ‘Community’ has lost over the years.
Long story short, watch the trailer for Season Six of ‘Community,’ which is just as wacky as ever. It may have borrowed a few ideas from the various ‘Age of Ultron’ trailers.
[EDIT]: Apparenly Yahoo! is a bitch, so even though I embeded the video, you still need to click their link to view it. On the plus side… it is full screen! Wow.
If one thing is evident in that trailer, it’s that if the rest of the show falls short, Jim Rash will still deliver the laughs as Dean Pelton.
It’s okay, ‘Community’ fans. Don’t be afraid of a little Chang-e.
Season 6 premiers on Yahoo! Screen (whatever that is, hope it’s free) on March 17th.
That’s 10 days!