This week, NBC ordered an American remake of the hit British comedy, which will be coming from Bill Lawrence and more. This time around, I’m presuming the network is not going to throw Joel McHale into a sloppy t-shirt and consider him a prime candidate for the lead role. Here’s what’s going on with the new project.
Last night on E!’s The Soup, Community stars Joel McHale and Jim Rash did what they do best: skewer and satirize a movement in the cultural zeitgeist. In this case, the HBO series True Detective, which literally no one on planet earth can stop talking about and/or obsessing over. And we have to admit: their purposefully confounding clip is pretty funny.
Dan Harmon has returned to his flagship production, NBC’s kooky meta-comedy Community, but unfortunately the fans may not have followed suit. Oh god: are we living in the darkest timeline, after all? Last night’s season five premiere — which found Harmon back in the creative drivers’ seat after being fired prior to season four — featured two back-to-back episodes and averaged 3.4 million viewers. But there's hope to be had, still, people of Greendale!
Community is gearing up for its fifth season on NBC. The network has yet to announce when the comedy will be making its big return, but we do know the show is at least filming, thanks to some awesome set photos posted by Alison Brie today. On Tuesday, the actress was on the Community set hanging out with star Joel McHale and none other than Nathan Fillion.
Unscripted television is E!’s bread and butter, and the network has some new ones up their sleeve. The latest announcements on the unscripted development slate include an inside look at the top families of Sonoma wine country, the lives of high-stakes female poker pros, and a photography competition series. The development announcements follow on new series and a bunch of new specials planned for the network.
If the wait for Community to return been hard on you, here’s a little something to tide you over. Joel McHale offers his holiday greetings and a special clip to fans of Community with a reminder that the return of the comedy is just over a month away.
For reference, February 7 is indeed a Thursday, which means Community will no longer be relegated to the Friday timeslot that many feared might doom it. By February 7 the NBC Thursday night schedule could be virtually unrecognizable. 30 Rock will be ending this season after an abbreviated 13 episodes
As anyone who follows Katey Sagal on Twitter might have already guessed, Sons of Anarchy has a new face on board for season 5. Community star Joel McHale is joining the upcoming season for a multi-episode arc, apparently working closely with Sagal, who tweeted a picture of the two on the set just this past week before the news broke that McHale is guesting on the show.
It's the community San Diego Comic Con 2012 panel live blog. Season 4! There's no Dan Harmon and the cast has been shoved off to Fridays under the all seeing eyes of new showrunners David Guarascio and Moses Port, and we're here in Ballroom 20 mostly to see what they have to say about how one of our favorite shows and how they're going to keep it awesome.
There are certain TV shows that weren't even on my radar until Joel McHale started poking fun at them on his E! clip show, The Soup. Among them is The Wendy Williams Show. So it put a smile on my face to see that McHale paid Wendy Williams a visit on her show. Check out the video ahead!
Last night on Conan, Conan O’Brien and his TBS talk show sidekick Andy got a taste of their own medicine. After numerous segments a couple weeks back in which puppies were brought up on stage to represent Conan and Andy on a tiny, puppy-sized set, Conan vowed that they’d shoot a whole show on the mini-set. Last night was the night. It was also a night full of tall guests, including Shaquille O’Neal, and Community’s Joel McHale.
Two cold and bleak weeks went by, everyone stuck in the darkest timeline and wearing their felt goatees until finally, tonight, Community returned with more evidence as to why NBC would be crazy to cancel the show - otherwise called "Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism."
In so many ways, this news is bittersweet. Let's not go over the all too familiar scenario with NBC and the bitter benching of Community and instead focus on the sweet, namely, that the show won the TVGuide Fan Favorites contest, which means they get to grace the cover of a special edition of the popular magazine. This can only help what is one of the most important television causes since Save Our Bluths.
At the end of the month, E! will be shaking things up by moving the excellent pop-culture clip show The Soup from Fridays to Wednesdays. Whether you consider this good news or bad news probably depends on how packed your TV-viewing schedule is.
Another great Community Halloween episode, yet I can't help but think that last week's "Remedial Chaos Theory" somehow stole "Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps" thunder, even if just a little. I'm not implying that last week was a better episode (I'll just flat out say it was) but a part of me senses that had the two intricately, and similarly, structured shows not come out back to back this week would have seemed even more special. Yes, it was still special.