Even the Darkest Timeline Has a Ray of Light: 'Community' Has a Season 4 Return Date!
Even the Darkest Timeline Has a Ray of Light: 'Community' Has a Season 4 Return Date!
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
This has been a dark time for Community fans. Season 3 ended ages ago. Dan Harmon went away to make cartoons. We had to wait first for a late-fall season 4 premiere date from NBC. And then... Nothing. No premiere date. Just the eternal night of the Darkest Timeline.

But now there is a distant ray of light, pointing the way to happier times: Community will return to NBC in February!

Yes, February. Hey, I said it was a distant ray of light. Focus on the positive.

The news came first from an unusual -- but probably reliable -- source: The Twitter feed of Community star Yvette Nicole Brown. On Tuesday, October 30, Brown posted:

"Guys, #Community officially has an airdate: Thursday, February 7th at 8pm!"

The actress who plays Shirley on Community immediately followed up this first tweet with a second:

"February 7th is #October19th! Who knew?! :)"

If you don't get the October 19th reference (other than maybe knowing that was the original date on which Community was supposed to return this fall), you really need to click this link to watch a video released by the Community cast.

Seriously, click the link. Even if you have seen the video before, it will make you happy.

What does all of this mean for Community and its rather rabid (but awesome!) fan base? Well, for one thing, it means that there is no move to Friday nights for the chronically under-watched comedy. Community will still be going up against the comedy powerhouse that is The Big Bang Theory, and we can expect that Community will still lose that David and Goliath battle.

At least we'll still have something to blame any low ratings on!

Also, Friday nights are not a good choice for a show like Community. Especially when paired with the laugh track-laden Whitney and the spooky drama **Grimm. That really didn't make any sense.

How are you planning to pass the time until Community returns to NBC on February 7? Can you wait that long? Does this seem like a good thing or a bad thing for the show? Leave your comments below!

(Images courtesy of NBC)