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'Community' Returns For Season 5 In January

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COMMUNITY RETURNS
This TV publicity image released by NBC shows, from left, Danny Pudi as Abed, Yvette Nicole Brown as Shirley, Donald Glover as Troy, Alison Brie as Annie, Joel McHale as Jeff Winger, Gillian Jacobs as Britta in a scene from season four of "Community." NBC said Monday, June 10, 2013, that show creator Dan Harmon will be joined by another former "Community" producer, Chris McKenna.Harmon was replaced as showrunner for season four after a clash with then-cast member Chevy Chase. (AP Photo/NBC, Viv | AP

"Community" will return for its fifth season in January, NBC announced Friday.

The cult-favorite comedy will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, Jan. 2 beginning at 8 p.m. ET, before settling into its regular Thursday at 8 p.m. timeslot.

Dan Harmon, the show's creator and former showrunner, returns to helm "Community" this season after being fired for the comedy's fourth season.

NBC also announced that it had canceled "Ironside" and "Welcome To The Family."

NBC's "Chicago Fire" spinoff "Chicago P.D." will debut Wednesday, January 8 at 10 p.m. ET.

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