Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong and Jim Rash on reaching a milestone.
It’s a great accomplishment for any show to reach 100 episodes, but for Community, it’s especially notable. The show came incredibly close to cancellation for several years, went through a huge upheaval behind the scenes as series creator Dan Harmon was fired (only to then have that undone a year later when Harmon was amazingly brought back) and had some notable cast changes along the way. And then, in May, Community was finally cancelled by NBC… only to be resurrected via Yahoo this summer, with Season 6 set to debut in 2015!
The Community cast are filming their 100th episode this week, and I paid a visit to the show’s new sets (they had to move to a different lot thanks to that whole cancellation thing) where the Greendale gang were celebrating this milestone and the victory it represents.
Deadpanned Gillian Jacobs (“Britta”), “This is the thing that should have never happened and many people tried to prevent from happening.”
Said Alison Brie (“Annie), about reaching episode 100, “I’m really shocked. it’s really against all odds and it’s cool. It’s pretty exciting. I think that’s how we felt even coming back for Season 6. Not a lot of shows even make it to six seasons. That is a feat in of itself.”