- Community’s G.I. Joe themed episode airs this Thursday. Here’s a PSA teaser. [NBC]
- Dave Chappelle will perform his first NYC show in 10 years at Radio City Music Hall this June. [Vulture]
- A woman transferring into Marge Simpson is nightmare fuel. [Youtube]
- Chelsea Handler is leaving her show at the end of this contract year. [Hollywood Reporter]
There’s a whole lot of hype circling around HBO’s True Detective staring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. People can’t seem to get enough of the show with theories about what the King In Yellow metaphors mean, or trying to figure out out who the killer is. Enter the world of comedy to make fun of it. As the first season wraps this weekend, Community’s Joel McHale and Jim Rash dropped their own version of the new drama on McHale’s other show, The Soup. I could describe it to you but let’s be real, its only 2 minutes and it hilariously spoofs the “tone” of the Southern crime drama.
Here’s the trailer for Harmontown a documentary that’s set to premiere at SXSW next week. The documentary follows Dan Harmon, the creator of Community and his trek across the country as he takes his podcast of the same name on the road. It’s a bit reminiscent of Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop. A comedic mind getting antsy after losing a job he loved, so he decides to take the show on the road. This trailer features a lot of other funny people including Matt Braunger, Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Steve Agee, Brandon Johnson, and John Oliver.
There you have it folks NBC has once again struck out with its Thursday night sitcom lineup. Just yesterday the peacock network announced that it was pulling the Michael J. Fox Show. This is on top of the departure of its other two new Thursday night sitcoms it was hoping would revitalize interest on Thursdays. Welcome To The Family, dead on arrival and cancelled after two episodes. Sean Saves The World, cancelled a few weeks back. Sean and Fox should prove to the network that you just can’t hope the success of two former sitcom darlings can come in on any vehicle and it will be a ratings bonanza.
What does this mean for NBC? Well it means that we’ll probably see more of its unscripted shows like The Voice and Hollywood Game Night fill in on Thursday. It also means they’ve been really struggling with it’s half-hour sitcom programming. While they’ve found success in small loyal followings with shows like Community and Parks & Recreation, the network has not had a monster comedy to compete with CBS and ABC’s flagship sitcoms The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family in a long time. Read More
Donald Glover is leaving ‘Community’ tonight, here’s a supercut of his best moments to ease the pain
Tonight, Donald Glover will end his time on Community. That’s right, no more Troy and Abed in the Morning for us. But all is not lost, as the word on the street is that showrunner Dan Harmon suggested he’ll depart in a great manner. Additionally probably allowing for him to drop in on the show at a later time.
So let’s relive our favorite Tory Barnes moments with this supercut of Glover’s best Troy moment before he takes off for his year long sailing trip on the Childish Tycoon boat left to him from Pierce. Read More
Our national nightmare is finally over, as Community returns to NBC next Thursday (January 2nd). And the show’s trailer for it’s fifth season, with Dan Harmon back as showrunner, has taken a page from Mad Men‘s “on the next episode of” previews, which are maddeningly little more than reaction shots and vague phrases that don’t explain much of anything. If you’re a fan of either show, you’ll find this hilarious. If you’re not a fan of either show, then why are you reading this story?
The fifth season of Community returns on January 2nd and the folks in charge put together this teaser for what’s going on this season. Rather than just show clips, it’s told as a movie trailer for, Mr. Winger which placed where Joel McHale’s character is after graduating from Greendale at the end of season 4. As all Community fans know by now, creator Dan Harmon is returning this season as showrunner after being exiled for last season. Harmon has said that he’s doing some retooling of the and re-establishing characters. Something he’s definitely going to have to do since Chevy Chase has left the cast, Donald Glover is departing halfway through the season and John Oliver is returning to the show. Oh, and how can we forget Mitch, Tim, and Eric. We’re getting ever close to six seasons and a movie becoming a reality.
We reported earlier that Donald Glover was departing Community this season to focus on other endeavors. While Glover himself nor the producers of the show didn’t really give much information as to why exactly he was leaving, many speculated it was to focus on his burgeoning rap career as Childish Gambino. Not too long after this news, Glover inked a deal to develop and star in a new FX sketch comedy show. Others also speculated that it might just be plain burnout since Glover, a usually very social being retreated heavily from sharing on social media.
Well last night via his Instagram account Glover penned what looks like they could be lyrics to a song in addition to a rambly sorta-explanation why he left the show all on hotel stationary. Stating (amongst other things) that it wasn’t because of rap, his record getting pushed back and continued to cite everything from illness, seeing people die, feeling helpless, and trying to follow his own blueprint. He also stated that he has a lot of fears. Well damn, now I just have more questions than answers really. Read More