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New Season of 'Community' Has 'More Heart': NBC Boss

TV executive is optimistic about the troubled show's future

Joel McHale and Yvette Nicole Brown as Jeff and Shirley on 'Community'
Jordin Althaus/NBC
January 7, 2013 10:10 AM ET

Shakeups behind the scenes at Community won't mean big changes onscreen, NBC boss Robert Greenblatt said yesterday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, according to the The Hollywood Reporter.

Series creator and showrunner Dan Harmon left the show after the third season, and was replaced by David Guarascio and Moses Port. Greenblatt said the personnel swaps won't mean wholesale changes to the show. "I don't know that I'm the Community expert, but I think you're going to see relatively the same show that you have seen before," he said. "There is a little bit more heart built in to it, but we didn't fundamentally change it."

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Despite underwhelming ratings, a delayed start to season four and the departure of star Chevy Chase, Greenblatt also expressed optimism about the future of Community. When asked if the show could have another season, he replied, "Yes, absolutely. . . I'm always hopeful for a show to continue. We co-own it and I'd love nothing more than to see it continue."

And though Chase left Community in November, he'll still be a heavy presence in the fourth season. "Actors come and go on a lot of shows and this is a big ensemble; I don't think that's in any way going to be a big negative about the future of the show," said Greenblatt. "He's in everything but two episodes."

Community returns on February 7th.

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