Critically acclaimed “Community” is a smart, exuberant half-hour comedy series about a tight-knit study group at Greendale Community College. At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, “The Soup”), a fast-talking lawyer whose degree has been revoked. With some help from his fellow classmates, Winger forms a study group who eventually learn more about themselves than their course work.

Among the series stars who comprise the group are Gillian Jacobs (“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”) as Britta, the 20-something dropout with something to prove; Yvette Nicole Brown (“Rules of Engagement”) as Shirley, a sassy middle-aged mother; Danny Pudi (“Greek”) as Abed, a pop culture junkie; Alison Brie (“Mad Men”) as Annie, a high-strung perfectionist; Donald Glover (“30 Rock”) as Troy, a former high school football star trying to find his way; and Ken Jeong (“The Hangover Part II”) as Chang, the group’s former Spanish professor, turned student. Greendale’s fearless leader is Dean Pelton (Jim Rash, “That ’70s Show”), an ultra-efficient yet slightly neurotic administrator whose penchant for dressing in costume is well-documented.

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