Community is an American television comedy series created by Dan Harmon that airs on NBC. The series is about a group of students at a community college in the fictional locale of Greendale, Colorado. The series heavily uses meta-humor and pop culture references, often parodying film and television clichés and tropes. The series premiered Thursday, September 17, 2009, and airs in the 8:00 pm ET time slot. On March 17, 2011, NBC renewed Community for a third season.
Community centres on Jeff Winger, a disbarred lawyer going to school for the first time after his bachelor's degree is revealed as fabricated. The series focuses on the experiences of Jeff and the study group he accidentally forms while pursuing Britta Perry, a student trying to get her life back on track. The other members of Jeff's study group include Pierce Hawthorne a millionaire on a late in life voyage of self discovery; Annie Edison, a young straight-laced student and former prescription drug addict; Troy Barnes, a former high school star quarterback; Shirley Bennett, a single mother and vocal Christian going to school to jumpstart her brownie business; and Abed Nadir, a pop-culture obsessed film student. Former Spanish teacher, now student Ben "Se±or" Chang attempts to join the study group in the second season.
A soundtrack for the first season, titled Community Music from the Original Television Series was released on September 21, 2010 by Madison Gate Records. The track list includes the main title theme, "At Least It Was Here" by The 88; original songs and incidental music composed for the show; and several songs were performed by the characters, a mix of original compositions and covers.