Review | Community

Entertainment Sep. 9, 2009 AT 10:08AM
Review | Community Credit: Paul Drinkwater/© NBC Universal, Inc.

AIR DATE: Thursday 9/17

This new sitcom's setting — a community college populated by oddballs — is offbeat, but it's fertile ground for devilishly likable star Joel McHale (of E!'s The Soup). He plays unlikely freshman Jeff, a slippery attorney who’s forced to earn a degree so he can practice law, er, legally. Skip past that overcomplicated setup and revel in watching Jeff con, then bond with, his campus cohorts, including a dotty senior (Saturday Night Live icon Chevy Chase) and a no-bull beauty (Gillian Jacobs). One caveat: The snarkiness could grow one-note. (NBC, 9:30 P.M.)

-- JOHN GRIFFITHS

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