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Community Renewed Six seasons and a movie? Not so far-fetched after all!

NBC has renewed death-defying cult fave Community for a fifth season, TVLine has confirmed. 

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No exact word on episode count, but 13 is the number being bandied about (that would put it within striking distance of syndication-friendly 100.)

TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard has been updated.



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Comments (145)

  • Aaaaaand cue the “Six seasons and a movie!” comments.

    Comment by Marin Kuharić (@Prkan_708) – May 10, 2013 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cool
    Cool
    Cool

    Comment by Et al. – May 10, 2013 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Couldn’t have put it better myself :D.
      Wow. I am pleasantly surprised by this news. Even if it is only for 13 episodes again, hey, better than nothing! Hopefully any kinks that needed to be worked out with the new showrunners will be sorted by then (though I personally rather liked this last season overall), and we’ll have another great run of episodes.

      Comment by Angela – May 10, 2013 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My sentiments exactly. NBC, for once you are streets ahead!

      Comment by Kaite – May 10, 2013 07:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • But not streets ahead, no Pierce… Right?

        Comment by Big O – May 14, 2013 01:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • sorry to be pedantic but you are missing one cool, its “cool. cool, cool, cool”.
      anyway im glad to see this, ive found this season to be quite decent and now the “hurr durr no harmon” people cant blame the show ending on him leaving.

      Comment by Alan – May 11, 2013 09:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yeah, he left on a high note.

        Comment by Yo Mama – May 22, 2013 04:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Woo!

    Comment by Mellie – May 10, 2013 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t watch but this should make a lot of TVline readers happy so I’m happy! :)

    Comment by Elyse – May 10, 2013 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I like comments like this :). I agree with you, it’s nice when fans get what they want.

      Comment by Angela – May 10, 2013 06:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • what an incredibly nice comment. why arent there more people like you on the internet?

      Comment by Alan – May 11, 2013 09:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m extremely happy!!

    Comment by guest – May 10, 2013 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too, but I will miss Go On- it was just as smart, and had a lot of heart.

      Comment by bosco66 – May 11, 2013 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sony TV Studios are the masters of negotiating the seemingly impossible renewal.

    Comment by EatMorePez – May 10, 2013 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They better figure something out for Happy Endings!

      Comment by Fabe – May 10, 2013 06:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I would be so much happier with a Happy Endings renewal. Community is not what it used to be. I would’ve actually preferred Go On over Community at this point.

        Comment by Philipp – May 10, 2013 10:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Absolutely agree that GO ON should have stayed and Community should have gone. Community hasn’t made me laugh in ages. It seems that they just started phoning it in mid-last season copying story lines from wherever they can think to do so. GO ON is super funny, has a great ensemble that can actually act (yeah Gillian calling you out on your acting abilities). Really just a shame that GO ON couldn’t GO ON.!!!!

          Comment by Jennifer – May 11, 2013 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes! best news I’ve heard all day.

    Comment by Dan – May 10, 2013 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I REALLY didn’t expect this, glad they have a chance to make up for that… less than stellar… finale.

    Comment by Jace – May 10, 2013 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Monty – May 10, 2013 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YIPPEE!! I’m doing a happy dance!

    Comment by Tenney – May 10, 2013 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Deanlightful!

    Comment by Drew – May 10, 2013 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This and Parks will be the ONLY thing I watch on NBC after those morons canceled GO ON. Community should be picked up for a full count. NBC will canceled most of those stupid shows after 2 weeks.

    Comment by Jo – May 10, 2013 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m with you, but I’ll add Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (which next year will be The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon– here’s hoping that lasts) & the occasional SNL episode.

      Comment by NinaLee_CherryB (@NinaLee_CherryB) – May 10, 2013 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You should be happy they cancelled Go On and a bunch of their other comedies. It means that their little experiment to create comedies that appeal to a broad audience (much like CBS does with Big Bang, 2.5 men, etc) and stop supporting comedies that are constantly praised by critics has so far failed.

      Comment by Joey – May 10, 2013 05:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Why would he be happy they cancelled Goon after calling NBC “morons” for cancelling it? Can you read? Are you actually trying to tell someone they shouldn’t have liked a show? Because you think you know better? Really? Community got marginally better ratings in a worse time slot. It’s a shame, since Community this season really wasn’t Community anymore. Really hope next season is better, but my expectations have gone from the floor to the basement.

        Comment by TigerNightmare – May 10, 2013 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I squealed!

    YESSSSSSS!!!!!

    Comment by ScarletM – May 10, 2013 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES
    YES
    YES

    Comment by ggny – May 10, 2013 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good on Sony for bargaining with NBC for “The Blacklist”

    Comment by Katherine – May 10, 2013 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NBC officially has no idea what the heck they’re doing. They cancel Go On but renew THIS?!?!?!?!?!?! Wow. I give up. I’m only watching NBC for Sunday Night Football from now on.

    Comment by CJS – May 10, 2013 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • A football fan makes a dumb comment? I’m shocked. Shocked, I say!

      Comment by Et al. – May 10, 2013 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m sorry NBC canceled a show you like. Perhaps instead of unnecessarily insulting Community fans with your dislike of the show, you should be tweeting your complaints to @NBC on Twitter. Or start a show petition even.

      Comment by NinaLee_CherryB (@NinaLee_CherryB) – May 10, 2013 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Ummm. He did not insult the fans. He insulted the show. Sorry, but that is not the same thing. You can hate a show but that does not mean you hate the fans.

        Comment by Lisa – May 10, 2013 06:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It is insulting to spit out useless negativity towards something in an area of people that are predominantly supporters of said thing. So yes, he did insult them.

          Comment by Lindsey – May 10, 2013 09:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Oh for goodness sakes I never said anything about the fans (although you just proved it doesn’t take much to insult them)
            I didn’t attempt to insult anyone & if you take my original post as a personal insult, then it just shows that you are a weak & overly sensitive person who has no social life whatsoever & probably also watched Happy Endings in addition to Community to fill the void left behind by having no friends & by having no taste in REAL television.
            Now THAT’S an insult ;)
            Bazinga

            Comment by CJS – May 10, 2013 10:22 PM PDT  
          • That is the longest sentence I’ve ever read

            Comment by Ashley – May 11, 2013 12:22 AM PDT  
    • Community had the edge over Go On after Go On plummeted in ratings (from losing The Voice as a lead in). Go On had ratings lower than Community after the change.

      Oh, not to mention Community has four seasons over Go On. learn2ratings CJS.

      Comment by kavyn – May 10, 2013 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is better than Go On.

      Comment by ScarletM – May 10, 2013 05:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m completely shocked but very excited!
    Now, they’ve given this show so many chances, they couldn’t allow Go On another shot? I know it’s not the absolute best show but I’m not convinced any of the comedies they’re picking up will be better.

    Comment by Lauren – May 10, 2013 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s because this show is streets ahead…

    Comment by J Smith – May 10, 2013 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cool…Cool Cool Cool

    Comment by Ethan – May 10, 2013 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SIXSEASONSANDAMOVIE. It might be a cliche at this point, or a dream, but I don’t care. All I care is that there’s MORE COMMUNITY.

    Comment by Ace – May 10, 2013 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will trade this to get GO ON back.

    Comment by James – May 10, 2013 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Please take your whining elsewhere. Perhaps complain to @NBC on Twitter and not here. Sorry for your loss, but us Community fans are happy (and maybe lucky even) to have another season of this show. And Matthew Perry will get another show. He’s good at that.

      Comment by NinaLee_CherryB (@NinaLee_CherryB) – May 10, 2013 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Actually, not all of us Community fans are happy. Some of us think that this past season was a horrible, horrible joke and that it’s quickly ruining what would have been remembered as a classic before Dan Harmon left.

        Comment by ER – May 10, 2013 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Then stop watching. But plenty of us still like the show and are excited about it getting renewed. Just because YOU don’t like it doesn’t mean it needs to be canceled.

          Comment by Guest – May 10, 2013 05:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Yeah, obviously NOTHING has to get cancelled. Every show has its fans, but you can’t tell me it wouldn’t hurt if something like, say, Whitney got renewed while one of your favorite shows was cancelled. If Community was cancelled, you can bet anything that fans would be here and on every NBC show renewal article talking about how unfair it is that X,Y, and Z got renewed.

            Comment by ER – May 10, 2013 08:01 PM PDT  
        • I know I’m in the minority on this one, but I thought this was a stronger season than season 3 for the most part (though Season 3 had some outright gems… like the “flashbacks” episode, Journey to the Center of Hawthorne, and the timeline one). Definitely could have benefitted from a full order though, and making the “Dark Timeline” finale all in Jeff’s head felt like a bit of a safety move from the new team, IMO. Dan Harmon would have made that a real paintball event, spaced over 2 episodes, I bet. Can you imagine how awesome a fourth season cliffhanger would have been if the study group ended up betrayed by Pierce and trapped in the Darkest Timeline world after losing a game of international paintball instigated by both timelines’ versions of Dean Spreck? Maybe it’s just me, but it would have been a good opportunity to prove that Community was retaining it’s “quirkiness” without Harmon.

          Comment by Matthew – May 15, 2013 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I mean interdimensional, not international.

            Comment by Matthew – May 15, 2013 03:39 PM PDT  
          • That sound like an amazing episode. :o

            Comment by Kat – May 23, 2013 03:28 PM PDT  
    • I’d honestly rather trade Parenthood to have Go On back on. Community fans are extremely devout, whereas Parenthood fans aren’t nearly as passionate & probably wouldn’t care.

      Comment by CJS – May 10, 2013 05:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Why would NBC cancel a 10pm 1 hr drama, which improved it’s ratings, to air a 30 min comedy that tanked as soon as it lost The Voice lead in?

        Comment by Amy – May 11, 2013 08:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I am a devoted and passionate Parenthood fan, as well as a Community fan. You must not be a Parenthood fan or you’d know how much love it has and what a sigh of relief went out when it was renewed. Mike Ausiello himself could tell you how much of a fanbase the show has after hosting the forum they did.

        Comment by Lucy – May 11, 2013 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NBC, congratulations on not britta’ing that! : D

    Comment by S. from E. now – May 10, 2013 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually, I think this qualifies as the other version of “Britta-ing it”!

      Comment by Fabe – May 10, 2013 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will now do the dance of joy.

    Comment by Aleksa – May 10, 2013 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • still pissed about Go On, but extremely excited for this news!

    Comment by collins – May 10, 2013 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best news of the day! Happy dance.

    Comment by S. – May 10, 2013 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Took long enough.

    Comment by Mike – May 10, 2013 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • STREETS AHEAD!

    Comment by Tom Charles – May 10, 2013 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Leonard likes this post.

      Comment by Leonard – May 10, 2013 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Leonard, why are you violating The Roommate Agreement?

        Comment by Dr. Sheldon Cooper – May 10, 2013 05:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • *claps* awesome, both of you.

          Comment by Tom Charles – May 10, 2013 06:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Shut up, Leonard.

        Comment by bosco66 – May 11, 2013 07:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dean-tastic!!

    Comment by nannarpite – May 10, 2013 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fantastic news! Now if only they could get Dan Harmon back…

    Comment by Jenn – May 10, 2013 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Or at least the Russo brothers?

      Comment by Carlee – May 10, 2013 06:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This makes sense because NBC probably didn’t want to sacrifice one of its new sitcoms by airing it opposite The Big Bang Theory.

    Comment by EatMorePez – May 10, 2013 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wait, Shield AND Community airing this fall?!?!?!
    This IS the best way to start Summer Vacation!!

    Comment by Meredith Leigh – May 10, 2013 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m not in summer vacation yet but these two pieces of news certainly make studying more bearable!!! I am so happy.

      Comment by Andie – May 10, 2013 05:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes. Put in the contract that Annie has to wear Evil Annie’s red dress in every ep!

    Comment by Alex – May 10, 2013 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well duh.

    Comment by Teag – May 10, 2013 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NBC brittaed canceling it. Yay!

    Comment by pilo – May 10, 2013 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAY! So happy! Calling it now… Jeff returns to Greendale as a teacher! Why else would they have him major in education?!

    Comment by Meagan – May 10, 2013 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh. OH MY GOSH. I LOVE YOU FOR BRINGING THIS POSSIBILITY TO MY ATTENTION!

      Comment by beatriceblythe – May 10, 2013 06:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was thinking the same thing. Now we just need to come up with a class for him. Intro to Texting?

      Comment by Aleksa – May 11, 2013 02:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay!!!

    Comment by Catherine – May 10, 2013 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • but they had worse ratings than Go On…? community is an absolute joke now. i’m so glad i stopped watching. saw a few episodes of season 3 and had to quit because they were trying too hard to have quirky~ episodes and abandoned all character development and storylines. the characters are complete jokes now.

    Comment by castlefan – May 10, 2013 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We’re so glad you stopped watching, too! Now if only you would stop commenting on Community-related things!

      Comment by beatriceblythe – May 10, 2013 06:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i only commented once on this post but ty for your concern xoxo

        Comment by castlefan – May 11, 2013 07:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very happy about this one!

    Comment by rowan77 – May 10, 2013 05:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community is the new Chuck when it comes to renewals this is great news

    Comment by dude – May 10, 2013 05:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A year ago season 5 seemed like a unicorn. Who would have thought we’d be here today with season 5 renewal news? I’ve been trying to decide for awhile how I would feel about this since season 4 was a bit of a letdown, but I’m happy. I honestly am. Now that the new showrunners have done 13 episodes, now they can really get in a groove and do some amazing things with the show.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – May 10, 2013 05:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The finale was pretty terrible, and the show as a whole wasn’t as good as it was under Harmon, but I’m still happy about this.

    Comment by Superhero – May 10, 2013 05:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No FREAKING way!! This is fantastic news! I was SO worried!!

    Comment by rachelle – May 10, 2013 05:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Expecting 13 episodes, hoping for 16, praying for a full 22.

    Comment by Pat – May 10, 2013 05:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought I’d be happier about this, but I mostly just have mixed feelings.

    Comment by Jess (@CrashandBurn9) – May 10, 2013 05:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too. It’s rather strange.

      Comment by tripoli – May 10, 2013 08:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes! Hopefully that means more J/A progression!

    Comment by Mel – May 10, 2013 05:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • #poppop

    Comment by Todd – May 10, 2013 05:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Community, used to love it, but all the behind-the-scenes jerking around NBC did really diminished from the current season. In general it just wasn’t as great as it used to be.

    Comment by Sarah – May 10, 2013 05:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can all the Community fans stop saying how they are hated, they made it 5 season, maybe more.

    Comment by Sam – May 10, 2013 05:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Next up: More Emmy nominations!

      Comment by Tom Charles – May 10, 2013 06:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Noooo! Community is the stupidest show I’ve ever seen. I just don’t “get” it. Why won’t this dreck die already?

    Comment by Sheila – May 10, 2013 05:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It survives just for you. :D

      Comment by Artemis – May 10, 2013 05:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Just curious, if you consider Community dreck, what do you consider good? Whitney? Family Tools? Cop Rock?

      Comment by Tom Charles – May 10, 2013 06:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This season sucked, but I’m still rooting for #sixseasonsandamovie

    Comment by Artemis – May 10, 2013 05:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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