As Abed would say, "cool-cool-cool." It's #sixseasonsandamovieandanothercomicconpanel as TV Guide Magazine can officially confirm that yes, as the show's stars hinted last week, fan favorite Community is returning to San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m. And this year, the organizers didn't Britta it: The gang from Greendale are movin' on up to Ballroom 20 in the San Diego Convention Center.
That's good news for fans, many of whom last year stood in line for hours but couldn't make it inside to actually see the panel — which was held in a smaller ballroom at the nearby Hilton Bayfront hotel. Ballroom 20 holds an audience of around 5,000 people — double the capacity of last year's venue. That's kind of crazytown banana pants.
Already confirmed to attend are Joel McHale (Jeff), Alison Brie (Annie), Danny Pudi (Abed), Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley) and Gillian Jacobs (Britta). Jim Rash (Dean Pelton) is directing a movie and can't attend, while Donald Glover (Troy) and Ken Jeong (Chang) will also be working out of town. (Organizers are still determining whether Chevy Chase will be able to appear.) Another unlikely returnee is Annie's Boobs — for the uninformed, that's the show's monkey.
TV Guide Magazine's Michael Schneider — ooh, I hear he's good — will be back to moderate for a second year in a row. Expect every thing you've come to expect from a Community panel: Gag reels, giveaways and a few surprises. Perhaps there will even be a moment of silence for the late Star-Burns. Pop pop!
If you can't wait, here's Hulu video of the entire 2011 Community Comic-Con panel: