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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/22/2012

‘Community’ is back, everyone is happy

The cast of “Community.” (Mitchell Haaseth - NBC)
“Community” will return to NBC in mid-March, ending the “streets ahead” comedy’s forced hiatus that began after the Christmas episode aired in December.

Creator Dan Harmon broke the news on Twitter: “What you call 8:00, we call home. Community returns to Thursday nights on March 15th.” Megan Ganz, a writer for the show, put it a different way: “We're back! We're Backstreet Boys. We're Burt Bacharach. We're Back To The Future. We're back.”

The Post’s Lisa de Moraes declared, “The republic is now safe.” While I may detect a hint of sarcasm in that statement, the extremely loyal fans who protested to get the show back were certainly rejoicing Wednesday. (A fact NBC acknowledged in a statement.)

One such fan changed the Wikipedia page for March 15 to include the day when “Community” “returned to our screens, spreading joy across the world.” This addition has been deleted, perhaps because March 15, 2012 hasn’t taken place yet. Or maybe some Wikipedia editor out there thinks “Community’s” return doesn’t belong next to the Ides of March and the day “My Fair Lady” premiered on Broadway.

Who else is psyched about “Community’s” return? Cast member Alison Brie is:

So are her co-stars Gillian Jacobs...

... and Jim Rash.

As is “Lost” showrunner Damon Lindelof, who noticed something about those numbers:

Cast member Yvette Nicole Bown is in turn excited that Lindelof knows “Community” exists exists.

Actor Seth Green is very happy (and maybe wants a cameo?)

“Modern Family’s” Sarah Hyland hopped aboard the joy train, too.

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