Comic-Con 2011: Forget the 'Glee' cast. Guess who's graduating on 'Community'?

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Community creator Dan Harmon made it clear during today’s panel at Comic-Con: Jeff Winger will be graduating. “There is a four-year story happening that we promised in the pilot,” Winger said. “Joel McHale’s character is there to get his degree. He either has to get that or not. We want the show to last forever, but we need to respect it. He’s got to get his degree and complete his journey.”

So how would Community survive after graduation? Harmon mentioned the key will be learning who the characters are outside of school. “We need to meet their families before the end of season 4 because what if we need the show to go on forever? We need to know these people are.”

Other panel highlights after the jump:
– A real-life monkey coming on stage to show off the exclusive Comic-Con DVD cover.
– Harmon teasing an episode that has “multiple timelines”
– Harmon teasing a new professor played by The Wire alum Michael K. Williams. “If we’re too cartoonish sometimes, then let’s add the opposite of cartoonish. Let’s add an element of The Wire to Community.”
– Donald Glover saying his character Troy and Danny Pudi’s Abed would probably dress as Ren & Stimpy if they were to ever go to Comic-Con

Read more: Entertainment Geekly‘s 2011 Comic-Con coverage

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  • Eric P

    Limit your use of Chang… he’s too much.

    • HD

      THIS!

    • boxofficeBUZ

      You’ve just been Changed !

      • eyeheartnyc

        No – don’t shortChang me!!!

    • Laura

      Yes, please!

  • googie

    wow, didn’t see that coming!

  • LMFAO

    Pop what? What is he trying to say?

  • Ayers

    Eh, I love, love, love this show…but 4-5 seasons will probably be enough. There’s no need to drag things out.

  • Miffy

    Don’t worry – no one wants the show to go on forever. No one really wants it to go on another season – it has very low ratings.

    • N

      Low ratings =/= no one. Your logic does not resemble our Earth logic.

    • el

      Could you not presume to speak for anyone besides yourself? Thanks.

    • Capt. Obvious

      By that logic, EVERYONE wants EVERYTHING to last FOREVER on CBS (good luck finding anyone under the age of 55 who fits that description) . . . either that, or a ratings system that hasn’t changed much since it was established in the 1950’s might be a little outdated and Community is a critical darling with a YOUNG, rabidly loyal cult following that makes it one of the most popular shows on the web (where YOUNG people watch television). It’s one of those two things. I’m sure of it.

  • Juke Early

    COMMUNITY is an infinitely better show than Modern Family. MF(!) or One and a Half men get more viewers because in order to enjoy Community, you need some depth in your life experience.

  • RicardoCabeza

    Omar on Community HMMMMM….”You come at the king, you best not miss” Damn straight Omar damn straight and just in case you’re pondering, “I keeps one in the chamber”

  • me

    @Juke…While I love Community, it really isn’t as accomodating to all audiences as many others. To play Devil’s Advocate, many people find Two And Half too dirty (old folks) and MF too gay.

  • Vic

    Mchale comment that he would’ve liked to dress as a sloppy Ghostbuster he saw earlier at comic con was hilarious to me, he said “the guy hardly put any effort in it”

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  • Iwona

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