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Created by comedy writer Dan Harmon, Community follows a small band of community college students as they attempt to navigate their second chance at eduction. Originally brought together as a study group, they find themselves becoming friends, lovers and comrades-in-arms against the surreality of their new school.

Jeff (Joe McHale) is a smooth-talking lawyer who gets sent back to the classroom when it's discovered he falsified his degree. He tries to make the most of his situation by courting Britta (Gillian Jacobs), a 20-something dropout looking to make something of herself, but things get complicated when he also discovers feelings for Annie (Alison Brie), a perky straight A student trying to kick a prescription drug habit.

Annie herself has a crush on Troy (Donald Glover), a former high school athlete who lost his scholarship, but Troy doesn't notice much of girls at all, instead building an unlikely friendship with Abed (Danny Pudi), a film student and pop culture nerd. Rounding out the gang are Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Pierce (Chevy Chase), two middle-aged students who are learning business and combating loneliness, respectively.

With such a crazy cast, it's easy to get lost in the chaos of Greendale Community College, but much of the bedlam is intentional. Showrunner Dan Harmon is famous for his clever comedy and his characters benefit from the same. Their jokes are quick-witted and self-aware; the actors are encouraged to improvise. The show has also gained a reputation for engaging its own audience, creating webisodes during mid-season breaks and stunt casting fan favorites when encouraged on social media sites.

Its meta comedy and pop culture homages have also made it a hit among fans. Despite relatively low ratings, it's topped several viewer polls and critics' lists, even snagging a People's Choice Award in 2009. It currently airs in twelve countries and will also enter syndication in 2013.

Community has run for three seasons and will be coming back for a fourth in fall 2012. No one knows when the cast will actually graduate, but one thing's for sure: The party will be spectacular.

YAHOO! Screen
6 Seasons, 110 Episodes
September 17, 2009
Cast: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie
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Community Full Episode Guide

  • As their sixth year at Greendale draws to a close, Abed (Danny Pudi) asks everyone to imagine pitching a TV show about what they would do in season seven.

  • A surprise marriage proposal in Jeff's (Joel McHale) law class reveals an unexpected connection between the bride and groom. Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong also star.

  • After a secret game of paintball takes part on the campus, Frankie threatens to expel those who took part.

  • As they take a road trip to get rid of a Greendale artifact, Abed manages to turn a situation into a film.

  • Jeff is asked by a study group to help them get even with a professor who has tried to cheat them.

  • Abed is able to finish his film thanks to Jeff, Frankie and her friend, a movie producer named Maury.

  • A former boyfriend lures Britta into joining Honda's guerilla marketing campaign. Jeff looks to get Elroy to like him.

  • Greendale's computers are hacked, and the hacker demands that the racist comedian scheduled to perform at Greendale, Gupta Goopi Gupta, be cancelled or he will release the study group's emails. The group refuses, their emails get leaked and they force the performance to go on. The hacker threatens to release everybody's emails if Gupta performs, he performs and everybody's emails are released.

  • Jeff (Joel McHale) squares off against a charming prison inmate Willy (Guest Star Brian Van Holt ) who's attending Greendale via telerobot. Britta (Gillian Jacobs) enlists Abed (Danny Pudi) to get around Annie's (Alison Brie) rules against parties in their apartment. Jim Rash and Ken Jeong also star.

  • The school board invites the Dean to become a member as long as he promotes his "homosexuality." Chang auditions for "The Karate Kid," with Annie's help, and endures abusive treatment from the director. Abed tries to save baby birds nesting on the Greendale internet router with the help of Elroy.

  • The group has to go on the offensive against a claim that Greendale graduated a dog; Abed creates an attack ad discounting the dog; Britta, after pooping her pants, connects with Elroy over the band "Natalie is Freezing;" Chang shoots a single person porn.

  • As Jeff and Frankie search for a way to extract Dean Pelton from his pricey virtual reality world, Britta uncovers an uncomfortable truth about her parents and her friend.

  • In the sixth season premiere, Dean Pelton hires an administrative consultant to organize things at Greendale.

  • To prevent Greendale from being sold, Jeff organizes a group to locate an eccentric computer science professor's legendary treasure that went missing on campus forty years ago.

  • With a deal in the works with Subway to transform Greendale campus into Subway University, the study group reminisces about the past. Jeff considers a generous career opportunity from Subway, while Britta considers an offer from Jeff.

  • The study group embark on an 'animated' adventure inspired by the 1980s 'G.I. Joe' series.

  • Professor Hickey fails to get an invitation to his grandson's birthday, so the group decides to help him and his estranged son reunite through a rousing game of "Dungeons and Dragons."

  • Jeff, Shirley and Professor Hickey discover a secret stash of textbooks and try to divvy it up. Meanwhile, things become complicated when Abed and Annie try to pick a new roommate.

  • Dean Pelton enlists help to beta test Greendale's new social networking Application. Something meant for fun social interaction turns into a war. Jeff and Shirley go head to head for supremacy. Professor Hickey hides out underground until things calm down.

  • Professor Duncan wants to ask Britta on a date and Jeff offers him pointers. Meanwhile, Britta runs into some old friends and realizes they have changed.

  • Annie is on a mission to improve the school. Meanwhile, Abed and Britta argue over TV spoilers.

  • As Troy prepares to leave Greendale, Abed organizes the ultimate going away activity, which doesn't go quite as planned.

  • After Pierce Hawthorne's unexpected passing, the study group must undergo of lie detector tests before they can be considered for distributions under the will.

  • Everyone is on the defense when an anonymous bandit starts dropping coins down people's pants. While Dean Pelton mobilizes the school to investigate, Jeff and Annie pursue their own theories.

  • Jeff settles into a new job at Greendale with Professor Hickey's help. Meanwhile, Abed convinces the study group to take a new class, "Nicolas Cage: Good or Bad," with Professor Garrity.

  • In the fifth season premiere, Jeff returns to Greendale to gather evidence against it for a lawsuit he is pursuing. Thinking Jeff is at the school to save it, Dean Pelton quickly calls the study group back together - surprising Jeff with a reunion.

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