NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt says "Community" will be back in the spring, making official for the first time that the show will return. But he wouldn't say whether the show will be back for a fourth season.
Until now, NBC has only said the network expected the show to return. Though critically praised and boasting a fervent fan base, the show has drawn very low ratings. It was pulled for midseason to make room for "30 Rock" on Thursday nights.
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Greenblatt spoke at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif.
"Community" has struggled for viewers this season even as it attempted increasingly bizarre storylines, including one where the show fractured into multiple realities.
It's return this season gives it another chance — and its obsessed fans to rally their friends to watch it.