Ken Jeong was pretty ecstatic when he dropped by "Late Night." His show, "Community" had been picked up for a 13-episode fifth season by NBC. And despite it not being on the schedule yet, it was a pretty big deal. The show had been considered by many unlikely to return and was one of only two comedies to be renewed at NBC (the other being Parks & Recreation).
"Fifth season," Jeong said proudly. "Five, six seasons and a movie!” The latter is a catch-phrase that's been trumpted by fans of the show for the past few years, encouraging NBC to stick by the cult favorite. They're inching ever so much closer to that goal, even if these latest two have been shorter season orders.
“‘Community's’ renewal is some much-needed good news for the show, which hasn't had it easy," said HuffPost of the forthcoming Season 5. "Always on the bubble, "Community" has been yanked off the schedule, benched more than once and suffered from some very public feuds.”
The "yanked off the schedule" and "benched more than once" trend continues for the show, though. Zap2It said that while "Community" isn't on NBC' 2013-14 schedule, the network promises it will return sometime mid-season.
In the meantime, Ken Jeong can be seen in the final installment of "The Hangover" trilogy, in theaters May 23. Tune in to "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" every weeknight at 12:37 a.m. ET on NBC.
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