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  • Keith David and Paget Brewster join the cast of ‘Community’

    As Community is being revived by Yahoo!, it has some holes to fill. With former series regulars Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown not returning for season 6 (amongst other smaller roles), there’s room for some new faces at Greendale. According to TV Guide, Keith David and Paget Brewster will join the show as series regulars.

    Brewster will play Francesca “Frankie” Dart, a consultant hired to help shape things up at the underachieving school. Meanwhile, David will play Elroy Patashnik, a retired scientist who comes to Greendale to reinvent himself. They will join returning castmembers Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, Kevin Jeong, and Gillian Jacobs.

    Season six is set to begin production on November 17th, with thirteen episodes ready to go by early 2015.

    Yvette Nicole Brown leaves the cast of “Community”

    Community-Shirley-590x350While cult favorite sitcom Community has been revived by Amazon, not everyone will be returning for season six.

    According to TV Guide, Yvette Nicole Brown will be leaving the show for personal reasons. Brown has been a regular member of the cast playing Shirley Bennett since the first season in 2009. Brown had asked to leave her contract in order to tend to her ailing father. Read More

    Watch the trailer for Dan Harmon’s documentary, “Harmontown

    Who is Dan Harmon? Well, he’s a writer and the host of the popular podcast, Harmontown, but you probably know him from being fired from Community (the show he created). After the firing mess, Harmon took his live show/podcast on tour around the country and filmed it for a documentary. Sarah Silverman, Joel McHale, Ken Jeong, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, John Oliver and more appear in the trailer for Harmontown that was released this week. Harmontown hits theaters and VOD on October 3rd.

    The “Community” season 5 blooper reel has lots of cursing and dance montages

    We’re still months away from the revived season 6 of Community airing on Yahoo. But it’s always fun to see the blooper reel from the previous season. Mainly because it gives off the vibe that being on set for that show is completely fun. It also will reaffirm any love you have toward Alison Brie a bit more (if that’s possible) because she’s easily the most fun part minus Dany Pudi (Abed) taking a stab at some Nic Cage impressions. The language is NSFW, that is unless it’s okay to hear someone yell about lacerated anuses and shout f*ck 32 times.

    “Community” lives! Yahoo Screen to air season six, places 13 episode order

    Community#sixseasonsandamovie is still alive and well. Well, ‘cept for that movie part (yet).

    In what can only be described as a totally 11th hour resurrection for a show that’s been DOA more than we can count, Community – which was cancelled by NBC just a few weeks ago – will live. Yahoo Screen has just ordered a 13 episode 6th season of the show.

    In a joint press release between Sony and Yahoo, a lot more references to six seasons and a movie and inside jokes from the first 5 episodes were made. Read More

    Hulu may order the sixth season of “Community”

    CommunityThe show that could, Community just never seems to be one to lie down and die a quiet death. The dream of #sixseasonsandamovie seems to still have a glimmer of hope. Reports are that Hulu is in early talks with Sony to produce a sixth season of the show, which was cancelled by NBC a few weeks back.

    While Netflix was a name instantly tossed out as a possible survivor of the show when the cancellation news came down, that was never a possibility because of a previously-established streaming deal between Sony and Hulu.

    Showrunner Dan Harmon was initially lukewarm to the idea of a revival but now appears on board if it were to happen. This also keeps the fire burning for the potential return of Donald Glover to the show for season six.

    Dan Harmon speaks on “Community” cancellation

    Dan HarmonAfter arguably devastating news on Friday afternoon that Community had been officially cancelled, creator/showrunner Dan Harmon was in Portland recording an episode of his Harmontown podcast at Bridgetown Comedy Festvial. We can only assume the news dropped when it did to make his show the hottest ticket in town and we were there to get the news first hand.

    During the taping, Jeff Davis accused Dan of being drunk since breakfast. Dan quickly explained, “I was hungover, we all know what happened yesterday.” They spent an obscene amount of time talking stripclubs and bar fights before Jeff brought up the obvious, “Your show got cancelled yesterday!”

    Jeff told the story of being picked up from the airport. Once in the car, the driver mentioned having to pick up Dan later in the day and asked if he knew his show got cancelled. Shocked, Jeff said, “I didn’t know that, when did that news drop?” The answer was, recently and there was a chance that Dan was in the air when that news blew up on Twitter. Not the case, he explained, “I was on my way to LAX and somebody from Sony called me.” Read More

    Axed: NBC cancels “Community,” ABC says goodbye to “Super Fun Night,” “Suburgatory,” “The Neighbors,” and more

    CommunityCollective shock around the world, while cult favorite sitcom Community has been flirting with danger for years, NBC finally says goodbye. According to TV Line, NBC canceled Community today after five seasons. While Community has struggled in the ratings, creator Dan Harmon‘s return this year was a sign of optimism. Unfortunately, with the popular Donald Glover leaving (alongside not-at-popular Chevy Chase) Community couldn’t escape the inevitable. But, hey, at least they went out in style.

    Community fans shouldn’t completely abandon hope. There is a good chance the sitcom will follow in Arrested Development and Happy Endings‘ footsteps and get shopped to another network. While nothing’s been said yet, Dan Harmon has had plans for a Community movie. I don’t think this will the end of Jeff and the gang.

    Over on ABC (in a less shocking twist) Suburgatory, Super Fun Night, and The Neighbors have all been axed. Suburgatory lasted three seasons, while The Neighbors struggled through two. Rebel Wilson led freshman show Super Fun Night doesn’t make the cut alongside fellow newbies Trophy Wife and Mixology. It’s getting brutal out there.

    Update: Over at CBS they’ve pulled the plug on 3 of its freshman comedies The Crazy Ones, Friends With Better Lives, and the adaptation of the movie Bad Teacher.