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Some of the drama behind the making of Sony and NBC’s continuing education comedy show Community has been almost as fascinating to watch as the show itself. Creator and showrunner Dan Harmon was unceremoniously fired from the show after season 3, and he subsequently issued an account of his deposition in which he stated flatly: “I’m not saying you can’t make a good version of ‘Community’ without me, but I am definitely saying that you can’t make my version of it.”
Harmon was recently reinstated as showrunner in time for the start of production on season 5, hinting in his announcement that star Joel McHale had thrown his weight around a little to help bring the show’s original creator back. Anyone ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
Dan Harmon, the fired and re-hired creator of "Community," has now watched the fourth season of his cult comedy. And he didn't like what he saw when the show was under the direction of replacement showrunners David Guarascio and Moses Port.
"I watched ['Community'] Season 4. I guess I already knew this, but apparently I'm quite a genius. It was weird. I think I pretty feel pretty comfortable expressing any kind of like, 'Eh, not my cup of tea' about it, because ... this has been expressed a thousand times over, it's obviously not somebody doing what they do, and trying really hard to make people happy. It is very much like an impression, and an unflattering one. It's just 13 episodes of, 'Oh, I'm Dan Harmon! Die Hard!'" Harmon said on his latest Harmontown podcast.
"The weird thing that keeps eating at me is there's a system in place that's winning. Because »
- The Huffington Post
"Community" star Joel McHale is the latest in a long line of luminaries to ask, "What would you do for a Klondike bar?" and you'd better have a darn good answer, because you might be asked to prove it over the next few months.
McHale has partnered with Klondike for the What Would You Do for A Klondike Bar? Challenge, a summer-long contest featuring the comedian and several nostalgic celebrities of the '80s and '90s, in which fans can suggest acts that the celebrities will be required to carry out in pursuit of the fabled ice cream bar. The only catch? If your idea is chosen, you have to do the deed too. Luckily, there are prizes, bragging rights and potential viral video fame up for grabs in the process, if such things entice you. The first celebrity participant is Alfonso Ribeiro, star of "The Fresh Prince of »
- Laura Prudom
Only one thing could get Dan Harmon to watch the fourth season of Community, the NBC sitcom that was so cruelly ripped away from him last spring: being reinstated as his creation’s executive producer.
And now that he has watched it… hoo boy.
Harmon spilled his thoughts during the most recent edition of “Harmontown,” the digressive comedy show-slash-podcast he hosts with Jeff B. Davis each week. At first, his reaction was fairly tame; Harmon said he felt comfortable calling the season “not my cup of tea,” since it was obviously an “impression, and an unflattering one” of Community under his own stewardship. »
- Hillary Busis
"Community" has modest ratings but a devoted following, among them the 5,000 or so fans who attended a Comic-Con panel last summer.
In May, NBC announced that the sitcom had been renewed for a fifth year but didn't say where it would land on the 2013-14 schedule. »
Debmar-Mercury announced Wednesday (June 5) that Wendy Williams' nationally syndicated talk show has been renewed for it sixth, seventh and eighth seasons, which will keep the show on the airwaves through 2017.
"Over the last few years, it's evolved into the ideal lead-out to our morning news blocks. Like our news, the show delivers a day/date immediacy that serves as a blueprint for where we want to be the rest of the day."
The press release also details that host Wendy Williams will star as Matron Mama Morton in "Chicago" on Broadway for »
Dorian Missick has landed a role in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced super natural, Beware The Night, which begins shooting in New York City this summer. Missick joins a cast that includes Eric Bana and Joel McHale, in a story that centers around a New York cop (Bana) who has put his faith in religion behind him, but now finds himself targeted by the devil in the form of a possessed soldier played by Sean Harris. McHale plays his partner. Missick has signed up to play a character named Gordon, who's described as a Bronx cop who attempts to solve strange crimes with mysterious surroundings. Olivia Munn also stars as Bana’s wife, while Edgar Ramirez will play a renegade »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Written by Dan Harmon
Directed by Justin Lin
Original airdate September 17, 2009
The aughts emerged right off its centennial heal with an array of sitcom comedies heavily revolving around groups of various character types. In 2003, the dysfunctional wealthy Bluth family came about in Arrested Development. In 2005, it was the depiction of the everyday lives of Dunder Mifflin paper employees in The Office. And on September 17, 2009; we got the social misfits of Greendale Community College portrayed in Community.
Created by Dan Harmon on NBC, the series follows a group of community college students: Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) a suspended lawyer, Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs) a former anarchist activist, Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi) a pop-culture-obsessed film student alluded to have Aspersers, Shirley Bennett (Yvette Brown) a Christian single mother with an alcoholic past, Annie Edison (Alison Brie) a compulsive over achiever, Troy Barnes (Donald Glover) a former high-school star quarterback who lost his scholarship, »
- Christopher Clemente
"Community" fans, rejoice!
Dan Harmon, creator of the NBC cult comedy and original showrunner, is set to return for the show's upcoming fifth season.
Following weeks of rumors surrounding a possible reunion with his beloved series, one of Harmon's Twitter followers demanded that he "give us a straight answer!"
"Yes yes yes! I'm back I'm back I'm back," he replied via a Tweet on Saturday. "You can thank [series ...
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
Community creator Dan Harmon is the new Doctor! All right, so he won’t be donning an Inspector Spacetime costume and stepping into the Tardis to replace Matt Smith, but the better, actual news is that Harmon is returning to run his cult sitcom.After being removed by production company Sony / quitting at the end of the third season of the show (delete according to preferred version of events), Harmon was replaced by Moses Port and David Guarascio, who struggled to find the right tone for the show and usually ended up creating a sort of faux Community that had many elements of the series that Harmon crafted, but none of its special charm or, frankly, weird magic.Now, thanks apparently to the efforts of cast members including Joel McHale (who were apparently as dissatisfied by the quality of the scripts in the last year as their small but dedicated »
Creator Dan Harmon will be back at the helm of NBC's Community. He will once again serve as showrunner for the upcoming fifth season. After some cryptic tweets, Harmon confirmed the long circulating rumors of his return by saying:
"Yes yes yes! I'm back I'm back I'm back. You can thank @joelmchale."
Last year, Harmon was replaced by David Guarascio and Moses Port (Just Shoot Me) after a highly publicized dispute with cast member Chevy Chase, who will not be back next season. I'm still puzzled as to why the network took Chase's side in the first place. After Harmon was forced off, it felt like salt on the wound when Chase was only back in a very diminished capacity, serving little to no purpose in the story lines.
The unofficial goal/motto of "six seasons and a movie" has a much more hopeful ring to it now. Last season, »
- Eli Reyes
Now, following a season of low ratings, Harmon is apparently coming back to helm Community for season five. He tweeted the news today, indicating that series star Joel McHale was responsible for his return.
Last month, NBC renewed Community for a fifth season of 13 episodes.
What do you think? Are you glad that Harmon is returning for season five of Community? »
In probably one of the most highly welcomed twitter notices of all time, Dan Harmon confirmed that he will be heading back to care for his cult-favourite television show Community after a year long absence to helm the upcoming Season 5.
As all fans of the show know and for those that have just started to catch up on Community via bittorrent or Netflix (that’s okay, you’re forgiven) – Community is the story of a diverse group of community college students that attend probably the worst college in America; Greendale Community College, school motto E Pluribus Anus and their gender non-specific mascot the Human Being. It was initially centered around Jeff Winger aka Joel McHale as a disbarred self-obsessed lawyer who had to return to school to earn a law degree and the study group he formed grow into a show about friends, family and … well, that’s bullsh*t. »
- jay royston
Pop, pop! Dan Harmon is officially making his way back to Greendale.
The Community creator on Saturday took to Twitter to confirm his return to the NBC comedy.
Related | NBC Fall Schedule: Parenthood, Revolution on the Move, Community Warms the Bench
“Yes yes yes! I’m back I’m back I’m back!” he shared with a fan begging for “a straight answer” to the week-long comeback rumors, adding: “You can thank Joel McHale.”
Rt @dpeanutbutter: @danharmon Give Us A Straight Answer! ~ Yes yes yes! I'm back I'm back I'm back. You can thank @joelmchale.—
Dan Harmon (@danharmon) June 01, 2013
Harmon (who, »
- Megan Masters
It was just over a year ago that series creator Dan Harmon was replaced as showrunner on NBC's cult hit "Community" following a public dispute with cast member Chevy Chase. Since Chase will not be returning for the recently-announced fifth season, rumors have persisted for some time that Harmon might be reinstated as showrunner. "Yes yes yes!" Harmon posted this morning on his Twitter feed. " I'm back I'm back I'm back. You can thank @joelmchale." The 13-episode fourth season featured David Guarascio and Moses Port ("Just Shoot Me") as the series' co-showrunners and executive producers. Although Harmon was listed as a "consulting producer," he made it clear that the title was in name only. Starring Joel McHale, »
Forest Whitaker is in talks to play a major historical figure, and the rest of this week's casting news is interesting as well. One of this Summer's stars landed a coveted role, Joel McHale signed up for a thriller, and more stars joined Paul Thomas Anderson's buzzy new thriller. Click through to see the actors who have snagged hot roles, and keep checking throughout the week for updates. - Additional reporting by Shannon Vestal View Slideshow › »
- Ryan Roschke
Nothing appears to be as it seems in the first trailer for the terrorism-themed thriller, Closed Circuit. The plot revolves around a pair of once-romantically involved attorneys (Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall) who are tasked with defending a man who is alleged to be involved in an apparent truck bomb explosion in the U.K. But there seem to be larger forces at work. Story: Joel McHale Joining Eric Bana in 'Beware the Night' (Exclusive) "There are over half a million closed circuit cameras in London," says Bana grimly in the trailer. "And I'm sure there are at least
- Erik Hayden
Community star Joel McHale is set to join Eric Bana and Olivia Munn in a supernatural thriller called Beware the Night. The Screen Gems production is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister).
Bana plays an Irish Catholic cop who is "working a case when he meets a renegade priest. Despite the cop’s beliefs, he’s convinced by the priest that there is a demonic element, and together they work to solve the case and combat the paranormal forces working against them." He finds himself being targeted by the Devil in the form of possessed soldier.
I've had that same problem. Damn Devil is always trying to take me down. I figured my best chance of survival would be to lock myself in my home and write about movies all day.
McHale will play Bana’s partner in the story, who's an "experienced and tough cop. »
- Joey Paur
The Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film centres around a New York cop (Bana) whose struggles with his faith are compounded when a soldier possessed by the devil (Harris) begins to pursue him.
Eric Bana plays an N.Y.P.D. officer who has lost his faith and becomes the target of a soldier (Harris), a soldier possessed by the Devil himself.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
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