The “Community” season four premiere has been continually pushed back and has no air date at this time, but that hasn’t stopped cast members from releasing promotional material for the cult series' comeback. Series stars Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs released what they call a “Pin Up Special” to YouTube Friday to get fans hyped for the new season.
“Community girls Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs do silly things while being half dressed,” reads the video’s description. The “Pin Up Special” features a scantily clad Brie and Jacobs goofing around with gag stripping and other burlesque-themed shenanigans.
As Entertainment Weekly puts it, this video “exists in the sexiest timeline.” EW reports that the video was recorded during the female leads’ photo shoot with GQ last summer, but despite their nearly naked hijinks, the planned released date for the fourth and final season of “Community” has not been announced yet.
Early this month, word was released that “Community” wouldn’t be taking up a slot on NBC’s Friday night lineup, as was originally planned for the show’s closing season.
Vulture reported that the show was put on hold, along with "Whitney," with no word on the future of Greendale’s finest. Last week it was announced that “Whitney,” which was also put on hold from the Friday lineup, would be taking the place of the newly canceled “Animal Practice” come mid-November, while “Community” remains in limbo.
"Given the success we’ve had for the past four weeks -- including winning the first week of the season in adults 18-49 -- we’ve decided to continue to concentrate our promotional strength on our new NBC shows that are scheduled Monday through Wednesday and have therefore decided to hold 'Community' and 'Whitney' from their previously announced premieres of Oct. 19," NBC said in a statement, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "Without having to launch these comedies on Friday at this time, we can keep our promotion focused on earlier in the week; plus, we will have both comedies in our back pocket if we need to make any schedule changes on those nights. When we have a better idea of viewing patterns in the next few weeks, we will announce new season premieres of 'Whitney' and 'Community.'"
“Community” has faced this kind of treatment from the network in the past. Last year the series was taken off the air until a campaign from series fans persuaded NBC officials to bring it back.
Maybe a nearly naked Brie and Jacobs is just what the series needs to get revived.