Back in May, NBC renewed the comedy series Community for Season 4, although a lot has happened between then and now. Series creator and showrunner Dan Harmon was fired just days after the renewal, and the network delayed the season, which was originally slated to debut in October. Now that the show has been set to return February 7, many fans are worried that Season 4 may be the last at Greendale Community College. Today, NBC president Bob Greenblatt said there is still hope for Season 5.
"Absolutely. We're always hopeful for a show to continue. And we co-own it. I'd love nothing more than to see it continue."
We also reported in November that Chevy Chase is leaving the show. The actor will not appear in the last two episodes of Season 4. Bob Greenblatt commented on the actor's departure, saying he doesn't believe it will have a negative impact on the series.
"Actors come and go on a lot of shows and this is a big ensemble. I don't think that's going to be a big negative about the future of the show."
Fans have also wondered if the show will have a different tone with Moses Port and David Guarascio replacing Dan Harmon as showrunners. Bob Greenblatt revealed that there aren't any massive changes in store, and fans can expect the same type of show this season.
"You're going to see relatively the same show you've seen before and I hope that's a good thing. Maybe there's a little more heart built into it, but we didn't fundamentally change it."