Jeff Winger may have thought graduation was the answer, but he should have realized that there’s no escaping Greendale.

In the first trailer for the NBC’s “Community” season 5, via "TV Guide," Jeff (Joel McHale) is forced to return to his alma mater – albeit with a twist.

Now the sardonic lawyer is trading the courtroom for the classroom, as he has no other job prospects.

Diehard fans of the show should be excited about the return of creator Dan Harmon at the helm after an underwhelming fourth season.

While most of the study group is back, Greendale is in a state of flux, with Chevy Chase out and Donald Glover leaving after five episodes.

Based on the new season artwork, which teases the “start of a new chapter,” other characters will be coming into focus, including John Oliver’s returning Professor Ian Duncan and a terrifying new instructor played by Jonathan Banks (“Breaking Bad”).

The show returns with a one-hour premiere on Thursday, January 2 at 8pm on NBC

What do you think about “Community” season 5? Weigh in with your thoughts on the new preview below!

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