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Yvette Nicole Brown: Movement to Save 'Community' Has Friend at NBC

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 23rd 2011 2:30PM
Yvette Nicole Brown Save CommunityThe "Save 'Community'" movement has friends in high places at NBC, according to series star Yvette Nicole Brown.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Brown said an executive -- Edwin Chung, the senior vice president of primetime at NBC -- came to a 'Community' table read wearing his homemade T-shirt two days after NBC announced its plans to shelve the series.

"This is someone who's kind of in the process with us and knows that it's not ideal that we're not on the air," she said.

Need proof? Brown tweeted a photo of Chung in his 'Community' gear. "Witness @NBC exec Edwin Chung's support of #Community! #TheyLoveUsToo #ipromise," she tweeted.

Since NBC announced its midseason schedule that sees '30 Rock' moving to the 'Community' timeslot, 8PM ET on Thursdays, fans have rallied around the struggling series. Many fan campaigns have taken off -- like the We Love 'Community' Tumblr, Occupy NBC Twitter and the 'Community' Twibbon -- and we here at AOL TV have thrown our support behind the show with a goatee graphic and Maureen Ryan's passionate open letter to NBC.

Brown said she was floored by the support the series has gotten on social media platforms.

"I was more struck by how much the fans loved us. I never went to 'Wow, what does this mean?' It was just 'Wow, people really love this show.' It's a shame they don't have Nielsen boxes," Brown said.

Despite the midseason hold, Brown seemed to remain optimistic about the future of 'Community.'

"What's great is that we do get to finish the season," she said. "If they had cut back our order, I would say that may be the nail in the coffin. But, we get to finish. So, there's always a chance we'll come back next year."

Tell us: Do you think 'Community' will be back for a Season 4?

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