Community, Cast, Season 2, 2010

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It's been over a decade since we first arrived at Greendale Community College.

When Community, Dan Harmon's increasingly meta comedy about a group of oddballs at said community college whose study group quickly evolves into something like a family, first debuted on NBC on September 17, 2009 as a part of the network's celebrated Thursday night lineup of comedies that included The Office, Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock, it wasn't a ratings sensation. In fact, in its five seasons on the network, it never finished higher than a season ranked higher than 96 out of however many series aired on broadcast in any given season.

But Community did go on to become a critically-beloved cult phenomenon that survived cancellation once—after NBC chopped it, Yahoo! Screen revived it for a 13-episode sixth season...whatever Yahoo! Screen was—and introduced the world to a handful of fresh faces destined for greatness (here's looking at you, Donald Glover and Alison Brie), while also giving one faded comedian an ultimately squandered chance at a comeback. (Ahem, Chevy Chase.)

Though it never quite managed to fulfill the prophesied six seasons and a movie, falling short of that elusive feature film, when Community reached the darkest timeline and was canceled for good, it unleashed an impressive collection of talent onto the world. In honor of all six seasons of the show making their way to Netflix to make your social distancing binge dreams come true, let's take a look at each cast member's post-grad careers. 

Community then and now, Joel McHale

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Community then and now, Donald Glover

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Community then and now, Alison Brie

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Community then and now, Yvette Nicole Brown

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Community then and now, Ken Jeong

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Community then and now, Gillian Jacobs

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Community then and now, Chevy Chase

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Community then and now, Danny Pudi

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Community then and now, Jim Rash

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Community is now available to stream on Netflix.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

(Originally published September 17, 2019 at 3 a.m. PT.)

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