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.