"Community" is a smart, exuberant comedy that was consistently ranked as one of the most inventive and original half hours on television. This ensemble comedy centers on a tight-knit group of friends who all met at what is possibly the world's worst educational institution - Greendale Community College.
At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, "The Soup"), a fast-talking lawyer who was caught with a phony college degree. Disbarred until he could earn a legitimate degree, Winger chose Greendale, thinking he could breeze through the mediocre school without a hitch. However, he soon found himself the reluctant leader of a disparate group of misfits, all stuck at Greendale for different reasons.
The study group includes Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs, "Girls"), who dropped out of high school to "change the world" and soon found herself in her 30s with no marketable skills; Shirley Bennett (Yvette Nicole Brown, "The Odd Couple"), a religious housewife who landed at Greendale after a messy divorce and is now blossoming into a headstrong entrepreneur; Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi, "The Book Club"), a socially awkward but well-meaning pop-culture savant; Annie Edison (Alison Brie, "Mad Men"), a high-strung perfectionist; Troy Barnes (Donald Glover, "The Lazarus Effect"), a former high school football star still trying to find his way; and Ben Chang (Ken Jeong, "The Hangover"), a former Spanish teacher who is either insane or an evil genius, or both.
At Greendale's helm is Dean Pelton (Jim Rash, "The Way Way Back"), an administrator whose ineptitude is matched only by his love of the school and his devotion to his students.
Dan Harmon created "Community" and served as executive producer. Russ Krasnoff ("The Soloist") also served as executive producer, along with Gary Foster ("Sleepless in Seattle"), Chris McKenna ("The Mindy Project") and Patrick Kienlen. Tristram Shapeero ("Nurse Jackie") was executive producer/director.
The series is a Krasnoff Foster Entertainment and Harmonious Claptrap production, in association with Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television.