The first season of the television comedy series Community originally aired from September 17, 2009 on NBC to May 20, 2010 in the United States. The first three episodes aired at 9:30 pm ET before being moved to 8:00 pm ET. The show was picked up for 22 episodes in October 2009, and an additional 3 episodes were ordered later.
The show focuses on disbarred lawyer Jeff Winger, and his attempt to get a bachelor's degree at a community college. He forms a study group in which they study Spanish.
Fast-talking lawyer Jeff Winger enrolls at Greendale Community College after the State Bar discovered his illegitimate degree and threatened to suspend his license, and forms a study group of unlikely friends.
Jeff's attempt to become Britta's Spanish project partner fails and he ends up with Pierce. Shirley and Annie help Britta with a social justice cause.
Jeff joins Professor Whitman class for an easy A grade but then realizes how much work he needs to put in to pass. Britta helps Abed fulfill his dream.
Annie recruits Abed and Troy as psychology test subjects. Shirley and Jeff bond as they gossip about Britta and her boyfriend.
Senor Chang threatens to fail the whole class unless a cheater owns up; Jeff defends the one who comes forward. Annie and Pierce team up to compose a new school song.
While Jeff urges Troy to sign up with the football team, Britta learns girl talk etiquette from Shirley.
Jeff must come to a decision after he makes a date with a hot statistics professor which clashes with Annie's Day of the Dead Halloween party.
Jeff's schoolmates come to his aid when they learn he is living out of his car. Pierce joins Vaughn's band while Annie and Troy plan out his date with another girl.
Jeff and Annie team up against City College for the debate championship. Pierce uses hypnotherapy on Britta to help her quit smoking. Shirley is weirded out as Abed's films appear to predict the future.
Jeff is tasked with telling Senor Chang that he assigns an unreasonable amount of homework. Troy and Abed lose their subject for a biology lab experiment.
Britta dares Jeff to find himself a partner for a double date with Pierce and his new girlfriend. Shirley and Britta help Annie to learn anatomy for a special health fair presentation in school.
Shirley does the preparations for an upcoming holiday party. Jeff goes up against a school bully after being challenged to a fight.
While Jeff takes on the role of Greendale Gazette Journal's editor, the gang must decide whether or not to admit an eager classmate into their study group.
Jeff struggles to keep his affair a secret. Troy and Britta choose to reveal their secret to their friends.
Jeff and Britta meddle in Annie's love life when she starts dating Britta's ex, Vaughn. Pierce feels left out of Troy and Abed's movie night.
Jeff attempts to reconcile his friendship with Britta after he makes a terrible mistake. Shirley and Annie want to pull a prank on Señor Chang.
Jeff shows a little leg in billiards class when he's forced to wear the Greendale PE uniform, while the gang tries to help Abed get a girl.
It's family day at Greendale Community College and the gang's families come to campus to join in on the fun.
While Jeff takes interest in a pottery class, Pierce invites his friends to his boating class.
Pierce strives to reach a new level of ascension in his Buddhist church. Britta secretly tries to shake her reputation as a buzzkill, resulting in a prank that goes horribly wrong.
The group becomes popular when they start a racket in chicken fingers.Their new-found popularity inflates their egos, and Jeff realizes that he must find a way to end his friends' reign.
The group is divided after Pierce crosses a line with Shirley; Britta and Jeff face a group of young bullies and their mother.
The sexual tension between Jeff and Britta becomes a hot topic in study group. A contest for a chance at early class registration turns the peaceful campus of Greendale Community College into an all-out war zone.
Greendale Community College is forced to bring in a new Spanish teacher after a shocking discovery about Señor Chang. Troy discovers a trade he truly excels in -- plumbing.
Britta and professor Slater fight for Jeff's affection; Troy is upset when Abed doesn't ask him to move into his dorm room.