Community Trailer 'Rings' in Season 5 With Britta Worship, Donald Glover In-Jokes, Walton Goggins

A new, movie-style trailer for the Thursday, Jan. 2 return of NBC’s Community riffs on Lord of the Rings, in its epic-ness and tone, but perhaps has its most fun acknowledging the elephant in the room: Donald Glover‘s decision to exit the series after a handful of Season 5 episodes.

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As seen in the two-and-a-half-minute promo, Abed likens the events of the season opener, titled “Repilot,” to a, well, repiloting, in which a network re-launches a show under a sliiightly different guise. Kinda like what Scrubs did in Season 9. And that tees up Glover for a self-deprecating nod to his Zach Braff-like fate.

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Also: You’ve got Justified baddie Walton Goggins ready to subject the study group to a polygraph test, the return of a certain “bandit,” the trumpeting of new episodes brought to you by “the executive producer of Seasons 1 through 3,” Shirley getting fierce, Pelton crying in his un-dean-wear, and Britta capturing it all on YouTube. Or not.

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Comments (21)

  • That was a good trailer.

    Comment by ScrubsGuy – December 12, 2013 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Six Seasons and a movie!!!!!!

    Comment by Taryn – December 12, 2013 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • omg the zach braff joke SLAYED me. i so can’t wait for this show to return!!!!

    Comment by kd83954 – December 12, 2013 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • January 2 can’t get here soon enough.

    Comment by Elf – December 12, 2013 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I got goosebumps! That was streets ahead!

    Comment by Et al – December 12, 2013 12:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome trailer. happy to see Professer Duncan in the trailer. Excited to see season 5 next month.

    Comment by Joey – December 12, 2013 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They’re doing an episode around “The Floor is Lava”.
    I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy.

    Comment by mayiread – December 12, 2013 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hope Britta doesn’t Britta the Floor is Lava game!!! Heck yes–six seasons and a movie!!!!

    Comment by blahblah – December 12, 2013 02:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who’s gonna watch live?That’s the real point!

    Comment by Douglas from Brazil – December 12, 2013 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brilliant.

    Comment by Babybop – December 12, 2013 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is gonna be awesome! #SIXSEASONSANDAMOVIE!

    Comment by Anna – December 12, 2013 03:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Only three more weeks until October 19th!!!

    Comment by Brendan – December 12, 2013 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So. That looks absolutely INSANE.
    I cannot wait for January 2nd :D.

    Comment by Angela – December 12, 2013 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by Tyrone Golon – December 12, 2013 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sooo many feels!! I love Glover calling himself out via the meta Braff/Scrubs burn :)
    I’m hoping Harmon calls out all last season as a dream sequence because I tapped out after 4 episodes and have no desire to backtrack with the OG creator back at the helm.

    ps – beyond excited for Nathan Fillion’s guest spot too – FIREFLY 4 EVA

    Comment by Rachael – December 12, 2013 05:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I regularly listen to Dan Harmon’s podcast, and he’s come out and said he won’t do the dream sequence thing because it was too expected that he would do it. He always wants to be original, ya know. If you want the spoilers for what happened in the 4th season so that you’re caught up, I’ll tell you. Troy and Britta dated, Troy and Britta broke up, Jeff and Pierce graduated, Chevy got fired, Jeff reconciled with his dad and met his little brother, and the study group all became puppets for a day.

      Comment by Britta Unfiltered – December 12, 2013 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What would be funny is that Danny Glover take the place of Donald Glover and Chevy Chase as the grandfather of Troy who resumes his studies.

    Comment by Randy – December 12, 2013 06:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Son of a b*tch. After everything Scrubs did for him!”

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – December 12, 2013 06:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes. We saw the gnikcuf video too.

      Comment by WonderWaage – December 13, 2013 11:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This season just looks so epic. Hopefully they will get some good ratings this year, and we’ll actually get… six seasons and a movie. (Preferably one with Donald Glover in it, but beggars can’t be choosers).

    Comment by Ace – December 16, 2013 10:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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