Why 'Community' Is Still One of TV's Best Comedies 5 Years Later
Over 10 years ago, viewers were introduced to the Greendale 7, a study group formed at the very beginning of Community's run, and comedy hasn't been the same since.
Serving up six seasons of laughs, the show — which debuted in 2009 — ended its run five years ago on June 2, 2015, making it a perfect time to look back and reflect. Starring Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Donald Glover, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase and Jim Rash, the show which originally ran on NBC before briefly moving to Yahoo's defunct streaming service, continues to be a hit, topping Netflix's streaming charts upon its return to the platform this spring.
Reuniting for a virtual table read benefiting charity amid the coronavirus pandemic, the stars also engaged in a Q&A, giving fans hope that the "six seasons and a movie" prophecy foretold by Pudi's character Abed throughout the series may actually come true. While the show's cult following awaits any official announcements, we're reflecting on some of the aspects that made Community one of TV's best (and possibly most underrated) comedies.
Community, Seasons 1-6, Streaming now, Netflix & Hulu