Community: Season 4 (2013)


Season 4

Critics Consensus

Despite some behind-the-scenes drama, the fourth season of Community manages to retain the playful energy, potent humor, and kooky stories the show is famous for.



Critic Ratings: 39


Audience Score

User Ratings: 428
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Air date: Feb 7, 2013
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Air date: Mar 7, 2013
Air date: Mar 14, 2013
Air date: Mar 21, 2013
Air date: Apr 4, 2013
Air date: Apr 11, 2013
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The fourth season of "Community" finds Jeff (Joel McHale) determined to graduate early, while Abed (Danny Pudi) remains firmly rooted in his "happy place" (a sitcom version of Greendale in which the study group starts anew as freshmen). Elsewhere, Troy (Donald Glover) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) clash over a tradition that normally takes place on the first day of school, and Annie (Alison Brie) becomes worried that she hasn't made as much emotional progress as the rest of the group during her time at school.


Critic Reviews for Community Season 4

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (13)

In its final -- and they will be final -- episodes, Community isn't terrible. It's just terribly pointless.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Still defiantly Community, still good and still uninterested in adding new viewers.

Feb 6, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The real stewards of this season are the cast. Even Chevy Chase, who slagged off the show during and after his time on it, is on form for the parts of the season where he actually shows up.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

By and large amiable and interesting -- if oftentimes frustrating.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It's safe to say that if Community does go out with season 4, it won't go out with a whimper, but with a bang.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The weakest season of the show, for sure, but on the whole it wasn't as bad as I originally feared... This one's amusing enough to qualify as a win.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The worst thing that can befall a show happened: they made a puppet episode. And then they went and made the puppet show a musical.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's become a jukebox musical version of itself, endlessly spinning its greatest hits to a crowd that grows smaller and smaller until it finally disappears.

Feb 7, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It's incredibly strange watching Community play it so safe... Community can't quite seem to remember how to be a regular sitcom without resorting to being a typical sitcom. There's a difference, I think.

Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It echoed the way things used to be, but in a perverse way that suggested the damage done might be irreparable.

Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Community: Season 4

  • Jan 04, 2015
    An unbearable season in an otherwise brilliant series. It has some saving graces, but nothing that can shine through the mass of crap heaped on viewers.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • May 06, 2019
    Perfect example of a network killing a show
  • Dec 04, 2018
    Awesome! INspector Space Time!
  • Nov 15, 2018
    Community flounders a little without its creator, but once season four gets into its groove, it's enjoyable enough.
  • Sep 11, 2016
    It was inevitable that the series should lose steam. The gags are fewer and farther apart, the space between them filled with exposition and overdone events.
  • Oct 24, 2015
    The only funny episode was the first one, from there it was like watching a complete different series with the same actors.
  • Jun 02, 2015
    Definitely the weak link in the series. The absence of Harmon hurt for sure. That being said its still funnier than most sitcoms and pushes the character development a little further.
  • Apr 07, 2015
    Behind the scenes drama resulted in an unfortunately weaker season than the three that preceded it, but the playful energy and kooky characters still have endearing charm that keeps fans on board.
  • Mar 06, 2015
    Why, NBC, why? You had a terrific show on your hands, so why did you fire the creator and showrunner? It’s still good, but man, did it take a dip in quality. The characters are still there, and they are still funny. There are some cool premises for episodes, and some great one-liners. Everything just feels…off. The show doesn’t have the polish of the last three seasons. This is what happens when the creator, showrunners, and executive producers all leave in one fell swoop. I like “History 101” and “Herstory of Dance” from this season, but it’s not inventive enough to get a more in-depth review from me.
  • Oct 10, 2014
    En liten tröst när jag sett alla 6 säsonger av Parks and rev på några sjukdagar. Denna är inte i närheten av så bra som den men absolut ett okej tidsfördriv och knäppskön för det mesta :)

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