The season order is initially for thirteen episodes but that could be extended depending on what Community is placed with in NBC’s line-up next year. NBC is also buying a slate of new comedies, and if they tank like Whitney, Outsourced, etc. then suddenly a full season pick-up for Community looks deanright imperative.
There is another cloud to this silver lining. It’s not yet confirmed that showrunner Dan Harmon will return for a fourth season. Hopefully, this particular bit of news will Chang for the better, but still. More Community is coming!
Stubby the Rocket is the mascot of Tor.com and what it has right now is actually quite sensible, not the weirdest at all.