TV News: Comedy Central Adds ‘Community’ Off-Net Rights to Network

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CHICAGO – It was only a few weeks ago when the cult favorite “Communtiy” didn’t have a home at all. Through two and a half seasons on NBC, the show was put on hiatus as the network decided what to do. Now, the hit comedy is returning to the NBC Thursday night lineup tomorrow night at 7 p.m. CST and it has also found a new home.

Comedy Central has officially made a deal to bring the off-net rights of the show to the basic cable network. The comedy, starring Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase, Jim Rash, and several others, was created and written by Dan Harmon and the nerdy, pop-culture themes in the show make it a perfect fit for the comedy network.

David Bernath, Executive Vice President, Program Strategy & Multiplatform Programming at Comedy Central was excited to share the news: “Within the chaos of the current media landscape we are fortunate that we live in a timeline where “Community” comes to Comedy Central,” said Bernath. “Our staff is celebrating with a game of paintball in the offices today.”

Three seasons of “Communtiy” will make it to Comedy Central in the fall of 2013, while the second half of the third season will begin tomorrow on NBC. If you haven’t seen the fan videos/trailers for the beginning of the second half of season three, check out one of our favorites here (a parody of Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” trailer): staff writer Tim Martens

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