NBC Chairman "Hopeful" Community Will Return for Fifth Season

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NBC Chairman "Hopeful" <i>Community</i> Will Return for Fifth Season

It’s never a good sign when a low-rated show is moved to Friday nights, and it’s even worse when the show’s premiere is delayed indefinitely. Thankfully—and against all odds— Community returns to NBC in February, and NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt had some encouraging news for fans when asked whether it might continue beyond the upcoming fourth season.

“Yes, absolutely. I’m always hopeful for a show to continue,” Greenblatt said at the Television Critics Association’s press tour yesterday. “We co-own it and I’d love nothing more than to see it continue.”

Greenblatt maintains the show will still be the same despite some minor tweaks in front of and behind the camera (as previously reported, star Chevy Chase and creator Dan Harmon are both out): “I don’t know that I’m the Community expert, but I think you’re going to see relatively the same show that you have seen before. There is a little bit more heart built in to it, but we didn’t fundamentally change it.”

Community returns Thursday Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. EST.

(via THR)