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Though Jeff (Joel McHale) seemingly got his happy ending he finally graduated from Greendale last year, judging by the first trailer forCommunity's fifth season, it was all downhill from there.

The lawyer has apparently hit hard times (in case his new beard didn't make that clear enough). In fact, his law career is looking so grim that Jeff decides that going back to Greendale is a better option. Only now the student has become the teacher.

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"It could be like Scrubs Season 9 — a revamp, a do-over," Abed (Danny Pudi) says of the new dynamic.

Community premieres Thursday, Jan. 2 at 8/7c.