'Community' Season 4: NBC Chief Hopes for More Seasons, Says Will Be "Same Show We Love"

'Community' Season 4: NBC Chief Hopes for More Seasons, Says Will Be "Same Show We Love"

NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt is reassuring Community fans that Season 4 is not necessarily the show's last, while also defending the firing of Dan Harmon.

At the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, Greenblatt said that Community has not been sent to Friday night to die:

”I would love nothing more than for Community to have a following on Friday and continue,” he told reporters, adding that the decision to move the show off Thursdays was part of a larger plan to “broaden the audience” of its sitcoms...“We’re in a transition with our comedy programming,” he explained. “Those Thursday comedies, which the critics love and we love, tend to be a bit more narrow than we would ultimately like as we go forward. Community has always been on the bubble and we decided to bring it back and see what a fourth season will do for us.”

Greenblatt also claimed that Dan Harmon's firing was a way to creatively freshen the show and that it will still be the same show we love come fall:

"I think the fans of Community are going to get the same show that they have loved from the beginning. Every so often, it’s time to make a change with the showrunner. You sort of evaluate the creative and how the show is run and how the writing staff works… [and] sometimes you want to freshen the show. We just decided it was time to do that on Community. No disrespect to anyone.”

Are you buying it, Community fans? Share your thoughts in the Comments below. And keep checking back here for more Season 4 spoilers as the summer rolls on!

Source: TV Line