By Margaret Lyons
Updated August 10, 2009 at 10:15 PM EDT

One of my most anticipated TV shows of the new season, Community, is now online! NBC is previewing the pilot of the Joel McHale-led comedy on Facebook. Yes, Facebook.

You have to become a fan of the show to watch the pilot, but fret not. Oh, sure, I’m guessing NBC’s Internet robots live off the glow of my personal information, and find strength by studying my Facebook profile — the better to sell information to advertisers, my pretty — but allow this McHale/John Oliver completist to declare this sacrifice worth it. It won’t be there forever, though — the preview ends in a few days.

Here’s a clip:

I am all over this show like a hobo on a ham sandwich. What about you, PopWatchers? Are you willing to additionally commercialize your Facebook page — Margaret is now a fan of Community! — to see a pilot before it airs on TV?