There's a nasty rumor going around the interwebs today claiming that Donald Glover is returning to CommunityOriginating at UPROXX, as far as I can tell, it started with an e-mail that fans allegedly receive when they sign up for info on a SXSW "hackathon" that Glover is participating in as Childish Gambino (which he tweeted about here). The e-mail ends with the line, "p.s. I am returning to Community, because the internet. Signed, Gambino." 

But before you get your hopes up, let me stop you right there, because it indeed—probably! Okay, I'm pretty sure?—an apparent hoax. First, a Childish Gambino fan club said so on Twitter:

Plus, there's plenty of evidence:

– First and foremost, Community has already wrapped filming on Season 5. The final day of shooting was December 9, 2013. The cast even tweeted about it

– Community has yet to be renewed for a sixth season by NBC, and even though its chances seem good, given its track record, we probably won't know the status of the series for a little while longer.

– "Because the Internet" is also the name of Glover's second album as Childish Gambino. That's a little too obvious, no?

– The e-mail address that delivered the message was childishness69. No one over the age of 12 uses 69 in anything, guys. No one.

– Only about four percent of the internet is telling the truth on a daily basis. In fact, I'm lying to you right now because I just made up that statistic. 

So no, Donald Glover is not returning to Community, at least not according to any credible source as of this moment in time. And while I'd love to see Troy Barnes grace the hallowed halls of Greendale again (I wanna hear about his experience with pirates in the Gulf of Mexico!), I've also made peace with his departure. And how could you not after that excellent farewell episode? Also, I'm sorry to be such a dream killer, but it's basically the reason I was put on this earth. 


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I'm going to have to disagree with you comment on 69. To quote Gambino himself "69 is the only dinner for 2"
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I don't think this show will make it to Season 6. Without Pierce, and without the Troy - Abed partnership, it's just not there. Least interesting person for me is Shirley.
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So he's not returning *this season*. That doesn't mean he can't come back in season six and/or the movie.
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If they can find a way that does not feel like a total cop out to bring him back, then I would love it. That however seems pretty impossible, but if anyone can do it, Dan Harmon can. PS to those of you Human Beings out there who have not yet done so, I recommend watching the earlier seasons again on DVD with commentary. The cast are all genuinely hilarious and you can tell they all love and get along with each other(Chevy Chase excluded but his commentaries are funny too.) Either way it is like watching it again for the first time with all new jokes put in. #Troyisnowkingofthepirates!
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Aww, well I guess it was silly to hope it was true. Maybe if the show gets a 6th season he can come back for a visit.
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Somewhere out there
beneath the pale moonlight
Donald's thinking of Community
and coming back sometime.

Somewhere out there
fans are saying a prayer
that we'll get another
season out there.

And even though we know how far we are
It helps to think we might get sixth season there
And when the network starts to see our side
It makes me think Donald might be coming by

Somewhere out there
if NBC can see us through
Then Troy will back forever
somewhere out there
Out where Abed's dreams come true...
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Dream killer! You've killed my dreams!
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That would be annoying for a show to spend an entire episode with the departure of a major character only to have them return a few episodes later.
*cough*Family Guy*cough*
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Is it possible they filmed say his final scenes for the season 5 final before he left? Has happened before....
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No.
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Community has yet to be renewed for a sixth season by NBC, and even though its chances seem good...
OK, so it might get a sixth season. But the bigger question is, when will they start shooting the movie?
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I don't believe for a moment that he's returning, but this article is too speculative to really argue what it's saying at this point, there's not enough "evidence" on either side really.

That said, in the event of no new credible evidence, the bench has no choice but to side with existing evidence, so he's not coming back at this juncture. (However, as this is based on an individual's specific choice, changes to the outcome may occur at any time.)
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Yeah guys! No one uses the number 69 over the age of 12!

*deletes current email address: mydreamistohavea69@gmail.com*
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I am over 12 and I have used 69 many times, just as I have used 42 over the years. I feel young, but not under 12.


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same
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Here's the thing. I love Community. I've been watching since the pilot originally aired, never missed an episode, own all the DVDs. I'm that friend that told all my other friends to watch it way back in Season 1 and started the whole obsession among my circle of friends.

That said, it should probably end. Chevy Chase is gone, Donald Glover is gone. And more importantly, they've all graduated from Community college already. How long can you really stretch this premise and keep them hanging around the study table? Not every show should last 10 seasons. And yeah, I know, 6 seasons and a movie etc. But we're also never going to get a movie regardless if it lasts a sixth season (nor should there be). It's time to just end it on a great note (Dan Harmon's return and what I'm sure will be a finale that will tie things up since they're in limbo right now) and let all these fantastic actors move on to other great projects.
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wrong - it's hilarious. just stop watching if you don't like it anymore sheesh. why does it have to end for all of us just because you don't like it? pfffft....
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I didn't say I don't like it anymore. I love it still. Last night's episode was one of the funniest in years. Why should I want the show to run itself into the ground because it's still good? Should we wait until it's awful and ruins itself like so many shows have done? There's a lot to be said for ending things on top before your premise gets old. See Breaking Bad vs Dexter.
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I'm with you, its time to put this show to an end. I believe it will be up to proper syndication status (100 episodes, yes/no?) by the end of this season, so everyone involved will get their desired payday. HOWEVER, I think this show has some possible spinoffs, like Johnathan Banks' character teaching criminology or Jeff Winger teaching paralegal/pre-law classes. This show should take notes on how Saved by the Bell ended up, too long and watered down. Better to die in flames than in your sleep I say.
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*yawn*
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Hey, if Veronica Mars can get a movie goin' then Community can most definitely get one goin'
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There's always season 6... and that movie.
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I really do believe (that bis hope in a strong way) that he will be in the movie.
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I miss Troy and Abed together more than I miss Troy, honestly I have barely noticed him being gone... guess those pirates killed him?
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I will miss: "Troy and Abed in the mooooorning!" :(
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