The cast of “Community.” (Mitchell Haaseth/NBC)

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:

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA!!!! RT @danharmon: What you call 8:00, we call home.Community returns to Thursday nights on March 15th.

— Alison Brie (@alisonbrie) February 21, 2012

So are her co-stars Gillian Jacobs...

Put down your black goatees- we have an air date! March 15. Very excited for you guys to finally see these episodes!

— Gillian Jacobs (@GillianJacobs) February 21, 2012

... and Jim Rash.

Dean-ow! Spring semester starts march 15th! Enroll now! #Community

— Jim Rash (@RashisTVUgly) February 22, 2012

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

COMMUNITY is back at 8 on the 15th.I have a good feeling about those numbers.

— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) February 21, 2012

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

Damon knows we exist! ;) #Lost #FanMoment RT @DamonLindelof: #COMMUNITY is back at 8 on the 15th. I have a good feeling about those numbers.

— yvette nicole brown (@yvettenbrown) February 22, 2012

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

BEST NEWS!! #SixSeasonsAndAMovie RT @joelmchale: #Community is coming back

— Seth Green (@SethGreen) February 21, 2012

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

@yvettenbrown oh and I CANNOT wait for the return of community!!!! March 15!!!!

— Sarah Hyland(@Sarah_Hyland) February 22, 2012