Community fans have become experts in the virtue of patience. We’ve been jerked around so many times regarding when/where/if one of the smartest and funniest shows on TV will actually be on TV that we’re no longer shocked when NBC asks us to “trust them” and wait “a little bit longer” to see new episodes. The upcoming Dan Harmon-less fourth season of Community was initially slated to begin on October 19th (ie. today), but NBC recently reneged on that decision in favor of holding Community and Whitney as replacements for when their new comedy series go belly-up. Animal Practice was cancelled yesterday, but NBC naturally decided to replace it with Whitney instead of Community.
The wonderful ensemble cast knows how much the show means to their fans, so they’ve put together a great little video in which Troy and Abed try to explain why the show’s fourth season doesn’t have a premiere date. The clip is filled with in-jokes and fan appreciation galore. Seriously, this cast is the best. Hit the jump to take a look. Season four of Community premieres someday. [Update: We’ve updated the article with a clip from the season premiere.]
Here’s the video, courtesy of Joel McHale’s Twitter:
And here’s the first clip from the season premiere, which debuted on Ellen: