Fans of NBC's beloved comedy "Community" were so achingly close to the fabled six seasons and a movie, but it was not to be.
On Friday, just before next week's upfronts (in which the new fall schedules are announced for advertisers), "Community" was one of a slew of shows canceled and renewed by the networks.
Cast and creators took to Twitter to confirm the sad news and thank the fans and their colleagues for five seasons.
It looks like Dan Harmon might be reloading for another round of community college paintball.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the former showrunner of the NBC cult comedy "Community" is in talks to return for the show's upcoming fifth season.
[Warning: This blog post contains spoilers for the March 7 episode of "Community" as well as minor spoilers about future episodes.]
One of the major storylines of "Community" paid off Thursday night as Jeff finally met his father, William, as played by James Brolin (last seen playing "Castle's" father).
Of course, Britta was there at his dad's house, playing her favorite role of amateur therapist.
"Community's" German joke-fest on Thursday included the introduction of new professor Malcolm McDowell (plus the return of the Changnesia-stricken Chang), which added some new plot threads to what has become a divisive season between fans and critics.
Alison Brie and Danny Pudi took some time to speak to press recently, and they immediately addressed the elephant in the room: the departure of Dan Harmon, which is still a point of contention among the "Community" faithful.
It's been a rough time for "Community" fans lately.
This has already been the most controversial season of the show with the departure of creator Dan Harmon, and there's been some very mixed reaction to the episodes we've seen so far.
Last week's ratings also didn't help.
Since Thursday night's new episode was originally supposed to air on October 26, we got a Halloween-themed episode ... on Valentine's Day. NBC marketing tried to make lemonade out of a lemon by coining the term "Valloween."
After hearing that Pierce was locked in his panic room, the study group took an impromptu tour of his mansion. The spooky surprises came one after another, but here are three of the biggest:
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