Community: Season 5 (2013 - 2014)



Critic Consensus: 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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Air date: Jan 2, 2014
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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.


Joel McHale
as Jeff Winger
Gillian Jacobs
as Britta Perry
Yvette Nicole Brown
as Shirley Bennett
Danny Pudi
as Abed Nadir
Alison Brie
as Annie Edison
Donald Glover
as Troy Barnes
Ken Jeong
as Ben Chang
Jim Rash
as Dean Pelton
Jonathan Banks
as Professor Hickey
John Oliver
as Professor Duncan
Rob Corddry
as Alan Connor
Chevy Chase
as Pierce Hawthorne
Kevin Corrigan
as Professor Garrity
Chris Elliott
as Russell Borchert
Paget Brewster
as Debra Chambers
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Critic Reviews for Community Season 5

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (16)

Harmon is vindicated and triumphant, but also still pretty torn up about everything. Community is no longer a zombie, but the new episodes feel plenty funereal.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…
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I, for one, am thrilled that the show is back and back-to-form.

Jan 6, 2014 | Full Review…

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

Jan 2, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

Jan 2, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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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.

Jan 2, 2014 | Full Review…

For those of you, like myself, who were fans of Community from the outset, season five is off to a promising start.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Even the most ardent Greendale supporter could be forgiven for doubting we'd see something as epic as season 1 and 2's paintball episodes again. The fifth season, however, gave us episodes of that caliber on more than one occasion.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 5 wasn't the perfect bounceback from Season 4, but it contained moments of brilliance.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

That it can stand proudly next to the first two seasons is something of a miracle.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

When it is firing on all cylinders, it feels like the perfect blend of the surprising and the familiar: something old, something new, something borrowed, and definitely something blue.

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Audience Reviews for Community: Season 5

Return of AD&D! The best!

Season 4 regains much of its joy with Dan Harmon back as showrunner, but still doesn't quite recapture the energy of the past. Nevertheless, Community is still fantastic television.

The departure of two of the main characters over the course of two seasons is felt, but Season 5 is not the worse for it. It's fast paced, somewhat energetic, and the events unfold in a way that forces the characters to grapple and engage with each other in a refreshingly intimate and amusing way.

Much stronger than I expected. It is strong enough to keep the original fans happy but too obscure to draw in any new fans.

The departure of two fan favourites struck a blow for long time fans, but the writers worked their way around it, crafting leaving episodes that tugged on the heartstrings and rank alongside some of the show's best.

We’re back! Dan Harmon has returned as showrunner, many of the EPs and consultants are back, and the show has new life once more! Jeff and company are back, in new roles as the Save Greendale committee. Donald Glover only appeared in the first five episodes, leaving to do more of the hippitdy-hoppy music. Chevy Chase is also gone, effectively replaced by Jonathan Banks as Buzz Hickey; he lends a new type of old person to the show. There are some great episodes here. “Introduction to Teaching” appeals to me as a teacher, but also deconstructs Jeff’s argument style. “Geothermal Escapism” is a fantastic way to send off Troy, and shows that the epic episodes are the best. “App Development and Condiments” is another epic tale, this time focusing on Jeff, Britta, Shirley, and mustard stains. “Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons” is different enough from the original to warrant a sequel, and features a great guest spot by David Cross. Not bad for only thirteen episodes.

Community returns to form in a shorter, darker, but still very entertaining fifth season.

Gimly M Super Reviewer

One of my favorite shows. So glad it got picked up by Yahoo for a 6th season. Can't wait to see what Dan Harmon and the writers have in store for us.

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 :) Denna säsong saknas två huvudpersoner men det funkar förvånansvärt bra ändå

Omg when this show first started I hated it with a passion. But omg now I have reolised that its one of the funniest shows on tv I love the sweet and adorible Annie and also aubed is pretty great too sherlie is pretty great too and Troy is cool so I say try it atleast once u will like it trust me its one of nbcs best shows

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