Fall TV Preview: Community

Danielle Markowitz, Staff Writer

For those who know of the show “Community” as the program in the time slot before “30 Rock” and “The Office,” you are frightfully ignorant of one of the greatest new wonders of modern television. From the directors of “Arrested Development” comes NBC’s “Community,” a show following an eclectic group of misfits trying to survive the absurdities of community college. Main characters include Jeff Winger (Joel McHale), an inspirational, rambling ex-lawyer, Britta (Gillian Jacobs), an activist, Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), a sassy mother of two, Pierce (Chevy Chase), an old man a little too set in his ways, Troy (Donald Glover), a high school football star who lost his scholarship money, Abed (Danny Pudi), a regular kid living in the world of pop culture and Annie (Alison Brie), an overachiever with obsessive tendencies. If “Scrubs” and “Friends” had a baby, it would be “Community.” So for those of you who miss these old programs, tune in because you never know what will happen at Greendale Community College.

(NBC Thursdays at 8 p.m.)

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