Watch a ‘Community’ Preview That Suggests Maybe Why the Show Has Been in Trouble Kind Of?

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I realize that, when they planned the season, the producers of "Community" didn't know that news would break, on November 14, that the show would be put on hiatus early in the new year. Nevertheless, it's a shame that the episode that's about to air on November 17 is, yet again, a high-concept affair in which Abed (Danny Pudi) makes a handheld-camera documentary about the making of a Greendale commercial, starring his study group.

Oh good, an episode built around an over-complicated gimmick. That'll entice any new viewers who might try out the show because they read about it in the news! Oh, "Community." Sometimes we bring heartache on ourselves.