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Community: Season 5 (2013-2014)

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Average Rating: 8.6/10
Reviews Counted: 26
Fresh: 24 | Rotten: 2

With Dan Harmon back as its show runner, Community returns with a familiar new energy and more fun, exciting adventures for the Greendale gang.


Average Rating: 8/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 1

With Dan Harmon back as its show runner, Community returns with a familiar new energy and more fun, exciting adventures for the Greendale gang.



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Average Rating: 4.6/5
User Ratings: 385

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Season Info

The fifth season of "Community" finds Jeff (Joel McHale) teaching at Greendale one year after graduation. Meanwhile, the death of Pierce (Chevy Chase) leads to shocking discoveries among the group. Troy (Donald Glover) leaves Greendale in search of new adventures; Annie (Alison Brie) and Abed (Danny Pudi) search for a new roommate; Professor Hickey (Jonathan Banks) shows Jeff the ropes; and the school board makes a shocking decision that affects the whole group. An animated episode is featured.

Genre: Comedy

Network: NBC

Premiere Date: Jan 2, 2014


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Air date: Jan 2, 2014


Jeff and the gang return to Greendale and decide to sue, then save, their beloved alma mater. (C) NBC

Air date: Jan 2, 2014

Introduction to Teaching

Greendale's finest professors show new teacher Jeff the ropes. (C) NBC

Air date: Jan 9, 2014

Basic Intergluteral Numismatics

"Basic Intergluteal Numismatics," 01/09/2014: Dean Pelton initiates an investigation into a notorious Greendale bandit, but a hasty confession makes Jeff suspicious. HD Version

Air date: Jan 16, 2014

Cooperative Polygraphy

"Cooperative Polygraphy ," 01/16/2014: Following Pierce's funeral, each member of the Greendale gang is questioned as a possible murder suspect. HD Version

Air date: Jan 23, 2014

Geothermal Escapism

"Geothermal Escapism," 01/23/2014: To honor Troy's last day at Greendale, Abed organizes a campus-wide game of "The Floor Is Lava." HD Version

Air date: Jan 30, 2014

Analysis of Cork-Based Networking

"Cork-Based Networking ," 01/30/2014: Annie embarks on a mission to improve Greendale. Guest stars include Nathan Fillion, Robert Patrick, Paget Brewster and more. HD Version

Air date: Feb 27, 2014

Bondage and Beta Male Sexuality

Jeff helps Duncan score a date with Britta while Abed and Hickey have a strange evening of bonding and Chang has a ghostly encounter. (C) NBC

Air date: Mar 6, 2014

App Development and Condiments

"App Development and Condiments," 03/06/2014: A new people-rating app throws Greendale's social order into complete disarray. HD Version

Air date: Mar 13, 2014

VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing

Jeff, Shirley and Professor Hickey stumble upon a secret stash of textbooks and decide how to monetize their discovery. Meanwhile, things get intense when Abed and Annie try to pick a new roommate.

Air date: Mar 20, 2014

Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

"Advanced Dungeons & Dragons," 03/20/2014: The gang engages in a game of D&D to reunite Professor Hickey with his estranged son. HD Version

Air date: Apr 3, 2014

G.I. Jeff

Jeff suffers a psychotic break that entrenches him in the animated world of G.I. Joe. (C) NBC

Air date: Apr 10, 2014

Basic Story

"Basic Story," 04/10/2014: In part one of an epic two-part season finale, a state advisory board threatens to shut down Greendale once and for all.

Air date: Apr 17, 2014

Basic Sandwich

The history of Greendale's first dean is uncovered in the Season 5 finale. Meanwhile, Annie and Abed search for an abandoned computer lab; Chang becomes involved in Subway's plan to take over Greendale; and Jeff and Britta make a decision about their futures.

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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (2)

During a rebuilding year that could have suffered from the departures of original cast members Donald Glover and Chevy Chase, Community triumphed by rallying around its home base.

April 17, 2014 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

Like Basic Lupine Urology, last night's episode made use of characters in ways that long-time Community fans could truly appreciate.

January 10, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Equals
TV Equals

Humor is always a very subjective thing, but Community is back where it was before. It's still an acquired taste, but for those of us who liked the show in the past but had all but given up on it, this was a wonderful return to form.

January 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

Community served as a place that I could go and feel like I was surrounded by people who also loved pop culture (perhaps a little too much).

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Variety

By the time the student body revolts against the faculty's abuse of grading with minuses, I find myself giving Community an A-plus for inspired effort.

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

The show has always pulled no punches about the bleakness of the gang's lives (and life in general), but the darkness was especially notable in these two half hours, with only a few dim sources of real hope. Just like real life!

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic

The series' future is as uncertain as ever, but in its return at least, Community is once again broken in the right places.

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
TIME Magazine

In season five we finally get the sense that the strictures of network comedy-making that have so tormented him [Harmon]-the push to wring broad demographic appeal out of an acutely personal show-have been lifted, to the show's great benefit, at last.

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: The New Republic
The New Republic

I, for one, am thrilled that the show is back and back-to-form.

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: indieWIRE

If you were anxious for Community to return to form, then you will be very satisfied. It's nice to have you back, Greendale.

January 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago
Time Out Chicago

(Harmon) firmly re-establishes his dominion over the weird and wonderful elements that make Community a charmer.

January 3, 2014 Full Review Source: ScreenRant

Community is back, guys. No, I mean it's really, really back!

January 3, 2014 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

They're going to make sure such a great comic cast and energy won't be wasted again. And alongside NBC's other ho-hum comedies, it emerges second only to Parks and Rec.

January 3, 2014 Full Review Source:

The necessary course correction is a little bumpy, but the premiere marks a terrific return to form for the show, and all signs indicate that we're in for one of Community's best and most thoughtful seasons yet.

January 3, 2014 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

The series has always sought profundity by finding the universal in the particulars of genre pastiche.

January 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly

The amazing and exciting truth is that Community has steered out of the skid, against all odds.

January 3, 2014 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

Upon my initial viewing, the first of Season 5's two episodes left me a bit cold. It seemed dark. And quite plotty. But as I revisited it this afternoon, I better appreciated the burden it shouldered.

January 3, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Line

As with so many things that happen at Greendale, it's best not to spend too much time thinking about the reasons behind it. Just enjoy that it's happening, and that it's so much damn fun.

January 2, 2014 Full Review Source: HitFix

Throughout, there's a sense that [it] is building, or rebuilding, toward something big and bold-that what you're seeing is not so much a revamp as a restoration. Few live-action sitcoms are so aware of their artificiality and yet so singularly alive.

January 2, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
New York Magazine/Vulture

While it's too early to tell for sure, Harmon does seem to have brought back some of the show's earlier spirit.

January 2, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

About as good a Community restart as anyone could have possibly hoped for.

January 2, 2014 Full Review Source: Newsday

I've become fascinated and excited by the new direction of the show, which has more than a few things working in its favor.

January 2, 2014 Full Review Source:

The first three episodes of the new season contain no genre-bending, just some light meta-commentary about Community's resemblance to the final season of Scrubs and a heavy dose of pathos.

January 2, 2014 Full Review Source:

The Community opener feels a little flat and disjointed, and you might find yourself asking: Is there really a good reason for us to be following these characters through another year at Greendale Community College?

January 2, 2014 Full Review Source: Contra Costa Times
Contra Costa Times

It seems too simple, too easy somehow, but there's no denying the evidence before our eyes: Community is a worthwhile show again now that Dan Harmon, its creator, is back in his office doing whatever it is he does so obsessively.

January 2, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

As a charter member of this particular church choir, there are enough laughs and positive character choice signposts to have faith in Harmon returning to the altar.

January 2, 2014 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe

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