With behind-the-scenes drama that included the exit of both Chevy Chase and the show’s creator, Dan Harmon, coupled with the series’ low rating and inconsistent scheduling, fans of Community haven’t had a lot to be thankful for over the past few months. But at the Television Critics Association’s press tour yesterday, NBC Entertainment chairman, Robert Greenblatt, gave a positive update on the show’s future on the network, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

When asked if Community could continue after the upcoming fourth season, Greenblatt responded with, “Yes, absolutely. I'm always hopeful for a show to continue. We co-own it and I'd love nothing more than to see it continue."

And following the departure of both Chase and Harmon, Greeblatt reassured folks that Community would be the same show, despite all of that, "I don't know that I'm the Community expert, but I think you're going to see relatively the same show that you have seen before," he said. "There is a little bit more heart built in to it, but we didn't fundamentally change it."

This show has been given the shaft so many times that we’re not banking on a fifth season. But at least we know it’s possible.

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[via THR]