In Season 5 of Community, Jeff Can’t Leave Greendale Behind, Apparently

Slate's Culture Blog
Dec. 9 2013 6:36 PM

In Season 5 of Community, Jeff Can’t Leave Greendale Behind, Apparently

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Jeff may have graduated, but he'll always be a part of Greendale.

Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC

In a surprise twist earlier this year, Community was renewed for a fifth season, with the majority of the remaining cast members on board for the entire run (Donald Glover excepted), along with previously ousted showrunner Dan Harmon. When we last left the study group, Jeff (Joel McHale) had finally graduated from Greendale Community College. The new trailer for the upcoming season gives us a hint as to how the show might accommodate this new development—namely, by making him a teacher.

The teaser focuses primarily on Jeff, but here’s hoping that the show manages to keep its focus on the great ensemble cast as a whole. Community finally returns for a 13-episode run on Jan. 2.

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