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Community 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2009–2015)
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A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Joel McHale ...  Jeff Winger / ... 110 episodes, 2009-2015
Gillian Jacobs ...  Britta Perry / ... 110 episodes, 2009-2015
Danny Pudi ...  Abed Nadir / ... 110 episodes, 2009-2015
Alison Brie ...  Annie Edison / ... 110 episodes, 2009-2015
Ken Jeong ...  Ben Chang / ... 109 episodes, 2009-2015
Yvette Nicole Brown ...  Shirley Bennett / ... 99 episodes, 2009-2015
Jim Rash ...  Dean Pelton / ... 96 episodes, 2009-2015
Donald Glover ...  Troy Barnes 89 episodes, 2009-2014
Chevy Chase ...  Pierce Hawthorne 85 episodes, 2009-2014
Richard Erdman ...  Leonard 53 episodes, 2009-2015
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Storyline

A former lawyer attends a community college when it is discovered he faked his Bachelor's degree. In an attempt to get with a student in his Spanish class, he forms a Spanish study group. To his surprise, more people attend the study group and the group of misfits form an unlikely community.

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Mastering the B.S. degree at community college. See more »

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Official Sites:

NBC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Community See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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In 2009, Donald Glover (Troy Barnes) told The New York Daily News, that one of his inspirations for his character, was the character of Brian "Smash" Williams in Friday Night Lights (2006). Glover said, "When you think of the former high school football star, you think six-foot-two, white, meathead, as the model for that kind of character. Since I'm not six-foot-two, or white, I just thought about what I could bring to it. I thought about Smash Williams from 'Friday Night Lights', like the cocky quarterback, and played around with that." See more »

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Throughout the series, it is established that Shirley is a "Baptist" (general, but enough info); however, in various episodes she does the Catholic "Sign of the Cross" (signum crucis). If she were a baptist (any variation) this would not be a ritual of her faith. However, there isn't any prohibition about making the Sign, either, if she happened to feel like doing it. See more »

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The Best Show Nobody Watches
30 June 2012 | by jbernard3See all my reviews

Ever find yourself flipping through your channel listings over and over and over again, throwing your remote at your dog, and complaining about the lack of quality television programs to your Twitter followers? Well, odds are you just haven't given the shows that are actually worth watching a chance. I made the mistake of avoiding the hidden gem that is Community for nearly two years. The often unappreciated NBC comedy follows the antics of a study group consisting of seven Greendale Community College students from all different walks of life: the egotistical and recently disbarred lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale), the outspoken liberal Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs), the dynamic/inseparable nerd duo of socially awkward Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi) and former high school jock Troy Barnes (Donald Glover), the pill-head turned sweetheart Annie "Adderall" Edison (Alison Brie), the morally driven Shirley Bennett (Yvette Nicole Brown), and the oldest, most inappropriate member of the group desperately trying to stay hip Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase). The cast teamed with the incredibly talented writing staff will have you chortling by yourself at the witty jokes and fresh comical situations. Community's ability to develop such intricate relationships between the characters in such a short amount of time is what separates the award winner from the competition. In between the laughs, the show has a lot of heart, allowing viewers to build an emotional bond with the odd group of characters who, despite all of their differences, share a sort of symbiotic relationship. The show is simply in a league of its own. Community has the perfect mixture of comedy, emotion, and storyline, not to mention an incredible amount of action packed into a few paintball episodes. Like Fox's Arrested Development, Community, likely entering its last season, will go down as one of the most under-appreciated shows of all time.


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