NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said "Community," a cult comedy with modest ratings, could "absolutely" continue beyond its fourth season, reports EW.com’s Inside TV.
“We’re always hopeful for a show to continue. And we co-own it. I’d love nothing more than to see it continue," Greenblatt said.
As previously reported, the show’s creator and showrunner, Dan Harmon, was fired last year, with comedy veterans David Guarascio and Moses Port brought in to replace him as showrunners and executive producers. Actor Chevy Chase is also leaving, although he will appear in most of the show’s fourth season.
"Actors come and go on a lot of shows, and this is a big ensemble,” Greenblatt said. “I don’t think that’s going to be a big negative about the future of the show.”
“You’re going to see relatively the same show you’ve seen before, and I hope that’s a good thing,” he added. “Maybe there’s a little more heart built into it, but we didn’t fundamentally change it.”