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First, the good news: NBC boss Bob Greenblatt said he is "absolutely hopeful" that Community will return for a fifth season. The show premieres its shortened thirteen-episode fourth season Feb. 7, and of course it will have to hold on to its audience but the network's ratings bar on Thursday nights is so low it would have to flop spectacularly to be axed (see below: Up All Night). Greenblatt also tried to allay concerns about the exit of series creator Dan Harmon. "I think you'll see relatively the same show that you did before, maybe with a little bit more heart built into it," he told reporters Sunday during NBC's portion of the Television Critics Association winter press tour. "But we didn't fundamentally change it."Less good news: Don't count on seeing Steve Carell back on The Office before the show ends. "I'm hopeful, but I don't think he will be »


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