In a move that seemed unlikely just weeks ago, NBC has renewed Community for a fifth season. The network has ordered 13 episodes. The renewal comes after NBC cancelled Matthew Perry’s comedy series Go On earlier today. Fellow bubble series The New Normal has also been cancelled.
Created by Dan Harmon, Community follows the exploits of a group of students at the Greendale Community College. At the heart of the group is Jeff Winger, a fast-talking lawyer whose blossoming career nosedives when his degree is revoked. With some help from his fellow classmates, Winger forms a study group, an unlikely crew who eventually learn a lot more about themselves than they ever will their course work. The series stars Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Donald Glover and Ken Jeong. As previously reported, following Chase’s departure part way through season 4, he is not expected to return for this new season.