'Community' panel at Comic-Con: Time to go home with Pierce!

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The panel: Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown, and too many dang writers to name here.

The much-deserved thank you: “There wouldn’t be a season 4 without you guys,” McHale told the fans in Ballroom 20. “Your blood sacrifice — all those things culminated into the greatest fan base a show has ever had. If we do get canceled after 13 episodes — I blame you.”

No shows: Chevy Chase, Ken Jeong, Donald Glover, Jim Rash

Season 4 teases: “This is senior year, a very emotional time,” says new exec producer David Guarascio. “That’s giving us the opportunity to explore new relationships. One might involve the dean and Jeff. We are also getting to visit places. We will see Pierce’s mansion and the twisted world where he lives.” The cast will also attend an inspector’s space time convention — much to the delight of the fans. And we will finally see Jeff’s dad.

Dan Harmon who? There was no mention of the ousted showrunner but Guarascio talked about the awesome responsibility he and Moses Port now face. “Like no other show, the fans influence what actually happens on screen.” When one of the actors mentioned Harmon’s name later, it did get some cheers.

Footage screened: Favorite seasons from last season (like when Pierce drinks ink), a gag reel from the DVD coming out Aug. 14, and a clever video/music video promoting how the comedy is moving to Friday nights. It almost takes away the pain of having such a depressing new time slot. Almost.

Best fan question: If this were the last season, where would everyone be?

Best cast answer: From Jacobs, who says Britta would offer pro bono psychology.

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