Finding the Community hiatus too excruciating to bear? With the show's return still more than a week away — new episodes begin on Thursday, March 15 — NBC and Hulu are hoping to mitigate hiatus woes with a trio of animated shorts that will air on Hulu beginning Wednesday, March 7. Collectively, the shorts tell the story called "Abed's Master Key," which follows Abed as he begins working for Dean Pelton as an assistant and finds himself in all kinds of trouble. They should be a great way to build anticipation for the show's upcoming return, and explore another little corner of the Community universe that doesn't make it to primetime.
"The show fits into the web world very well,” explained Danny Pudi, who plays Abed, during a chat with EW at PaleyFest. “[They are] almost like the tags we do at the end of an episode. Sometimes they might tie-in loosely [to the regular episodes], but it’s more about what other adventures these guys are up to.”
We're feeling quite animated about these upcoming shorts ourselves!