It’s certainly been an uphill climb getting Season 4 of the adored (and criminally underseen) Community on the air. After losing several key creative players and then experiencing a few false starts, NBC is finally bringing the show back on Feb. 7. Stars Danny Pudi, Joel McHale, and Jim Rash have a new clip from an upcoming episode (spoofing The Hunger Games) to hold fans over until that eagerly anticipated date arrives.
It’s impossible to tell from only one minute of footage how the show will fare in the absence of creator Dan Harmon. But I’m just happy that we’re finally getting the dysfunctional group back together for at least one more round of silliness and debauchery.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.