It may be a sign that fans of much-loved TV series are finally having a say in determining what stays on TV. With fans voting with their wallets last month to bring Veronica Mars to the silver screen via an unprecedented Kickstarter campaign, someone savvy at NBC programming must have realized the loyal fan following of Community was worth keeping by saving the half-hour comedy series. Last night NBC announced Community will be back for a fifth season, moving it ever closer to the series not-so secret mantra “six seasons and a movie”.
The roars of thousands of series fans who chanted along with the montage of key scenes from the past three seasons at Comic-Con last summer said it all. And it didn’t matter that Chevy Chase wasn’t returning to the series or the much liked show creator Dan Harmon was cast away, as show regulars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, and Donald Glover continued to provide all the fans want and more over the past 84 episodes.
Why do fans like the show? The humor? The characters? The actors? All of the above? Watch the series cast talk about the show last year at Comic-Con:
Congratulations go out to the fans of the show who will now get more of what they want and hopefully this will keep up the momentum to charge ahead for a season six.