The few clips I’ve seen of this fall’s NBC lineup leave me about as cold as you’d expect: The ads for “Trauma” are amazingly bad, and I know there’s another one-word medical drama they’re doing that’s the same level of ugh. Only the brief spots for “Community,” starring Joel McHale, have given me hope that all is not lost for the network. McHale is almost consistently awesome as the host of E!’s “The Soup,” a program that should be transferred to another network so we can get rid of E! once and for all.
Anyway, for anyone else interested in “Community,” you’re in luck: You can view the pilot online by clicking here and becoming a fan of the show on Facebook. It’s a decent bit of new-media marketing from NBC, so have at it. The series premieres Sept. 17 at 9:30/8:30.