We all rejoiced when NBC announced that Community would be renewed for a fourth season. The network only ordered 13-episodes (about half a regular season) this time around, but the fact that it is coming back at all is reason for fans to celebrate. Don't put the party streamers away yet, we've got some more good news for you...
Deadline reports that Sony Pictures TV, which produces Community, has picked up the options on all actors from the cult NBC comedy series for next season. The Gang stays together!!!
There was some bad funk left in the air at the end of last season with actor Chevy Chase and Community creator/exec-producer Dan Harmon getting into a monster feud. (Chase is well known for for rubbing people the wrong way; he is unanimously the most hated person among SNL cast members, old and new.) After the well publicized feud, Chase seemed noncommittal about his future on the show, telling the Huffington Post, “I probably won’t be around that much longer.”
It looks like NBC was more interested in keeping Chase around than Harmon, because right after the sitcom's renewal was announced, the series creator was unceremoniously canned, and was replaced by David Guarascio and Moses Port, who produced Just Shoot Me! for the network. A real shame, and the term "weird" was tossed around by fans and the cast, seeing as Harmon has been the real voice behind the show.
Two-days ago a Community Comic-Con panel was announced, confirmed to appear is Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian Jacobs and Danny Pudi. The list didn't include Chase as well as Donald Glover. That kind of sealed the deal in a lot of people minds about Chase's fate on the show, but it turns out Chase is just out of town for the convention but will be back for production on Season 4 as will all other regulars; McHale, Jacobs, Brown, Brie, Glover, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong.
Are you excited for Community's fourth season even though the show's creator will no longer be involved?