“ADVANCED INTRODUCTION TO FINALITY”
05/09/2013 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Thursday) : JEFF CONTEMPLATES GRADUATION FROM GREENDALE – THE STUDY GROUP GRAPPLES WITH THE RETURN OF THE DARK TIMELINE – Jeff (Joel McHale) achieves enough credits to graduate and contemplates graduation – and beyond. Meanwhile, the study group revisits the “darkest timeline” (from last season’s “Remedial Chaos Theory“).
Episode Description for 4×12: Heroic Origins
05/02/2013 (8:00PM – 8:30PM) (Thursday): Abed tries to prove his well formulated theory to the entire study group that they have already crossed each other’s path in the past, and all are destined to finally meet again at Greendale. Abed, played by Danny Pudi, works on gathering the pieces from each study group member’s past and is deeply convinced that everyone is bound to meet at the present: persuaded that their lives have been already intertwined a long time ago.
Meanwhile, Chang, played by The Hangover star Ken Jeong, devised a plan to destroy Greendale, permanently.
The Fourth Season
After the recent news that Senior creator and executive producer Dan Harmon retired as the forerunner of the series at the beginning of the season; writers Moses Port and David Guarascio (creators of the passing Aliens in America) took over as both executive producers and showrunners. Danish followers were so alarmed, that according to Sony Pictures Television which also collaborated with Universal Television in producing the show, they confirmed that Harmon could be a consulting producer, however Harmon refused the offer as he was not fully informed of the deal and refused to return in any position without assuring him proper executive rights. At the end of the previous season, several other staff left their respective positions including executive producers Garret Donovan and Neil Goldman, writer and producer Chris McKenna, actor and writer Dino Stamatopoulos and recurrent episode director and executive producers Anthony and Joe Rousso.
NBC delayed the premiere of the fourth season in early October 2012. Despite the decision of postponing its third season in the last quarter of 2012, NBC finally aired the fourth season last February 7, 2013, returning to its timeslot, every Thurday at 8:00pm.
After Mid-Season Hiatus
Danish fans from every online community and forum at interactive websites such as da.PartyPoker.com flood their excitement after the long hiatus of Community from NBC’s mid season schedule, taking 30 Rock as its replacement. Fans from all over the world, including Danish Texas Hold’em players began a series of various campaigns to get the show running again using several platforms: online poker tables, online forums/communities, social media websites like Twitter and Facebook. Some of these Danish poker players participated in various online campaigns which later on began to create a flash mob outside of NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters in NY to bring back Community to NBC’s show tenureship.
The community had been nominated several times in 2012, including the “Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” for the episode “Remedial Chaos Theory” by the episode writer Chris McKenna.
“BASIC HUMAN ANATOMY”
04/25/2013 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Thursday) : ANNIE AND SHIRLEY PLOT TO SAVE THEIR SPOT AS CLASS VALEDICTORIAN – TROY AND ABED ACCIDENTALLY SWITCH BODIES – When Annie (Alison Brie) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) learn that Leonard (Richard Erdman) is actually holding the spot as the class valedictorian, they join forces to bring him down. Meanwhile, Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) reminisce about one of their favorite body switching films and when they inadvertently re-enact a critical scene, things start becoming a little funky at Greendale.
“INTRO TO KNOTS”
04/18/2013 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Thursday) : JEFF ORGANIZES A HOLIDAY PARTY – ANNIE SECRETLY INVITES PROFESSOR CORNWALLIS – MALCOLM MCDOWELL GUEST STARS – Jeff (Joel McHale) organizes a lovely holiday gathering at his apartment but Annie (Alison Brie) secretly invites Professor Cornwallis (recurring guest star Malcolm McDowell), to get in his good graces. When it becomes apparent that Professor Cornwallis intends to give them a bad grade on their joint History paper, the atmosphere quickly deteriorates and the group takes decisive action.
The Community season four finale is set to air Thursday, May 9 at 8pm EST. Tentatively, this episode will be ‘Advanced Introduction to Finality‘ written by Megan Ganz and directed by Tristram Shapeero.
“HERSTORY OF DANCE”
04/04/2013 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Thursday) : DEAN PELTON PLANS A SADIE HAWKINS DANCE AND BRITTA PLANS A COMPETING SOPHIE B. HAWKINS DANCE – When Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) plans a “Sadie Hawkins” dance at Greendale, Britta (Gillian Jacobs) plans a competing “Sophie B. Hawkins” dance in protest – but the joke is on Britta – who has confused Sophie B. Hawkins with Susan B. Anthony.
Don’t forget to check out an all new episode of Community tonight on NBC at 8pm. The episode will once again find Abed making a documentary, this time following the Changnesia storyline presented in the season premiere. Check out a sneak peek below, thanks to NBC, which shows just how Jeff feels about the new Chang.
I’ve also added 5 mq stills to the gallery from the episode, which you can check out below:
I have added 125 high quality photos from this year’s PaleyFest Community panel to the gallery! You can check out a few of the photos below or click the link to check out the full set. A special thank you to Kieran of Teen Wolf Daily who helped me get these!
Remember, you can see a video from the panel (including a table read of History 101) on here.
“ECONOMICS OF MARINE BIOLOGY”
03/28/2013 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Thursday) : THE STUDY GROUP HELPS DEAN PELTON GO AFTER A WEALTHY POTENTIAL STUDENT – SHIRLEY AND TROY TACKLE PHYSICAL EDUCATION ‘EDUCATION’ – Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) sets his sights on “whale” (otherwise known as a wealthy potential student) and enlists Jeff (Joel McHale), Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Annie (Alison Brie) to help in his recruiting efforts. Pierce (Chevy Chase) finds out and is incensed. Meanwhile, Abed (Danny Pudi) begins a new Greendale fraternity, while Troy (Donald Glover) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) begin a physical education instruction class, in which Shirley excels….and Troy struggles. Ken Jeong also stars.