The flash mob, CollegeHumor video, and Occupy Twitter all worked! NBC is bringing back its beloved sitcom Community after fans rallied against the network’s decision in November to put the series on indefinite hiatus. However, the fantastic news is tinged with some wariness, as shows on the bubble are never truly as safe as they were before being placed on careful watch.
Indeed, the official confirmation was a bit anticlimactic. The Daily Beast managed to catch NBC Entertainment President Robert Greenblatt at the TCAs, where he told them that Community is definitely on everyone’s minds:
“Community is coming back. We just had to get some stuff moved around for midseason, but it’s not going anywhere. I can’t say anything about next season yet, but the fact that people think it’s gone… I need to fix that.”
So it sounds like we’ll definitely get the rest of season 3 (the last episode aired on December 8), but no one’s making any promises about season 4. This better not be some sort of stopgap or way to buy time; but I hope that due to the show’s rabid following, The Powers That Be will decide to invest in Community for another few years.