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Community season 6 episode 3 review: Basic Crisis Room Decorum

25 March 2015 1:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Community season 6 delivers an absolute belter for its 100th episode, proving how well the new ensemble gels...

This review contains spoilers.

6.3 Basic Crisis Room Decorum

“Ruffles- not a lobster, not a student, not a good dog. Paid for by Humanity Versus Ruffles.”

Few would have bet on Community getting as far as this 100th episode. Most other shows would have made it to that point somewhere in their fifth season and perhaps have not had so many seismic behind-the-scenes upsets along the way.

We're glad it got this far, but the most gratifying thing about the landmark, for this show, is that they celebrated it by not mentioning it and sticking to their guns with the more grounded approach promised last week. The result is an absolute belter of an episode.

The premise of Basic Crisis Room Decorum is as simple as they come, (relative to Greendale.) The college's old rivals, »

- louisamellor

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‘Community’s’ Jim Rash on Dean Pelton’s Costumes, Directing and Season Six

22 March 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Throughout all of “Community’s” many changes through its first six seasons, fans could always rely on Dean Pelton, played by Jim Rash, to burst into the study room in an absurd costume (and often hit on Jeff McHale’s Jeff Winger). As “Community” enters its sixth season, now on Yahoo Screen after being canceled by NBC, Pelton talked with Variety about what it’s like playing the eccentric Pelton, directing and writing episodes and losing key members of the cast.

How do you enjoy playing Dean Pelton?

It’s just a dream. You get to be this very heightened individual amid a more grounded circle. Whether it’s donning many, many costumes or lovely polyester, it’s been a blast. I only have one pair of shoes. They’re comfortable, yes, but it’s sort of sad. Every character has wardrobe they would want to keep. There’s nothing »

- Debra Birnbaum

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SXSW 2015: Hollywood Heads to Austin for Annual Festivities

20 March 2015 5:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hollywood headed down south for the 2015 SXSW film, interactive and music festival in Austin, Texas, for the annual 10-day event, which wraps up on March 22.

SXSW kicked off on Friday the 13th, very fittingly with a haunted house party, hosted by Wgn America’s supernatural thriller “Salem.”

“No one wants to go up those flights of stairs over and over and over again. Once you’re up, you kind of just stay here,” star Shane West joked about the jam-packed rooftop soireé, which was complete with aerialists (a.k.a. levitating enchantresses) and apothecaries — better known as multiple bars — as he sipped on a cocktail.

“It’s funky-town,” new cast member Lucy Lawless told Variety, hours after arriving at SXSW with her co-stars (the entire “Salem” cast took a six-hour road trip together from their Shreveport, La., set to Austin, thanks to their flights being canceled at the last minute). “[Austin] has got so much character. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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SXSW 2015: Hollywood Heads to Austin for Annual Festivities

20 March 2015 5:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood headed down south for the 2015 SXSW film, interactive and music festival in Austin, Texas, for the annual ten day event, which wraps up on March 22.

SXSW kicked off on Friday the 13th, very fittingly with a haunted house party, hosted by Wgn America’s supernatural thriller “Salem.”

“No one wants to go up those flights of stairs over and over and over again. Once you’re up, you kind of just stay here,” star Shane West joked about the jam-packed rooftop soireé, which was complete with aerialists a.k.a. levitating enchantresses and apothecaries — better known as multiple bars — as he sipped on a cocktail.

“It’s funky-town,” new cast member Lucy Lawless told Variety, hours after arriving at SXSW with her co-stars (the entire “Salem” cast took a six-hour road trip together from their Shreveport, Louisiana set to Austin, thanks to their flights being cancelled at the last »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Community Ep 6.01 & 6.02 “Ladders”/”Lawnmover Maintenance and Postnatal Care” marks a welcome return for an old friend

18 March 2015 5:43 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Community Season 6, Episode 1 “Ladder”

Written by Dan Harmon & Chris McKenna

Directed by Rob Schrab

Community Season 6, Episode 2 “Lawnmower Maintenance and Postnatal Care”

Written by Alex Rubens

Directed by Jim Rash & Nat Faxon

Airs Tuesdays on Yahoo! Screen

First, let’s just take a step back and reflect on the fact that it is 2015, Community survived three cancellations – and it’s sixth season is airing on motherfucking Yahoo!, of all the places in the world.

And despite it being a completely different animal than it once was, I couldn’t be happier it’s back.

Look, Community‘s Golden Age may be over: seasons two and three of Community (season two in particular) are two of the best, ambitious wall-to-wall seasons of a network comedy in the last thirty years. Sure, the Greendale fans have hyped the show to death, even in it’s lesser, later years, the Harmon-less season four, »

- Randy Dankievitch

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Community season 6 episodes 1 & 2 review: Ladders & Lawnmower Maintenance/Postnatal Care

18 March 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Community is back in a new home for its much-discussed sixth season, but is it still the same show?

This review contains spoilers.

“We'll definitely be back next year. If not, it'll be because an asteroid has destroyed all human civilization. And that's canon.”

Quick, to the internet! After NBC finally dropped the axe on Community, its “six seasons and a movie” mantra appeared to be in jeopardy. At the eleventh hour, the series found a second life on the Yahoo! Screen streaming service and we've got 13 new episodes before Dan Harmon and company have to start thinking about a movie.

The first two episodes arrived online on Tuesday - if you're in the UK it's also broadcast on Wednesdays at 10pm on the Sony Entertainment Channel. Greendale Community College has never been more accessible, but is the new season trying to keep everyone happy?

These first two episodes, Ladders and Lawnmower Maintenance & Postnatal Care, »

- louisamellor

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Community Still Feels, Moves, and Thinks Like the One You Know

17 March 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The sixth season of Community starts with a bit of good news that isn’t all that good, delivered via public-address speakers by Dean Craig Pelton (Jim Rash): Greendale is now ranked fifth on Colorado’s alphabetical list of colleges. “Rest in peace, Fatboy Slim’s DJ School!” Like so much else on Dan Harmon’s comedy series, it’s an exuberantly silly throwaway line that doubles as a comment on the continued, unlikely existence of Community, a sitcom that’s learned the hard way to see every glass as half-full even when there’s nothing in it.  “Six seasons and a movie,” one of many cherished mantras of the show’s resident disordered pop-culture junkie Abed (Danny Pudi), seems likely to come true now, but with an exhausted sort of integrity that seems more heroic when you think about everything that Community had to contend with. It was always too clever, »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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Community's Joel McHale Shares What You Can Expect from New (Uncensored) Season

17 March 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Class is back in session - and this time there are no rules. After five seasons on NBC, the cult sitcom Community has moved to Yahoo Screen, where the show has escaped the restraints of broadcast network regulations. "We don't have the FCC restraints anymore," star Joel McHale tells People. "But that's not to say that we will be nude and cursing all the time."While Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) would be disappointed that McHale's character Jeff Winger won't be spending episodes in his birthday suit, Community fans - and the cast - are rejoicing in the fact that there »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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Community's Joel McHale Shares What You Can Expect from New (Uncensored) Season

17 March 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Class is back in session - and this time there are no rules. After five seasons on NBC, the cult sitcom Community has moved to Yahoo! Screen where the show has escaped the restraints of broadcast network regulations. "We don't have the FCC restraints anymore," star Joel McHale tells People. "But that's not to say that we will be nude and cursing all the time."While Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) would be disappointed that McHale's character Jeff Winger won't be spending episodes in his birthday suit, Community fans - and the cast - are rejoicing in the fact that there »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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Jim Rash and Danny Pudi Want a ‘Community’ Movie with A Lot of Paintball

17 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Community has been resurrected from the dead for season six by Yahoo!, which means its goal of #sixseasonsandamovie is thisclose to actually happening. At the sitcom’s press day, cast members Jim Rash, Danny Pudi, and Gillian Jacobs all gave their thoughts on what that feature film should look like.

Pudi, who plays the show’s resident pop culture junkie, and Rash, famous for his role as the inept Dean Pelton, both called for a paintball episode (which made its debut in season one’s “Modern Warfare,” and had two season-two sequels, “A Fistful of Paintballs” and “For a Few Paintballs More”) blown to epic proportions. “[Paintball] is the biggest thing we’ve done and it has the most movie ‘stuff,’” said Rash. “If that day comes, and we’re at a place where we want to cap off the whole thing, it would be good to put that on grand scale. »

- Tara Aquino

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Season premiere review: 'Community' - 'Ladders/Lawnmower Maintenance'

17 March 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Community" is back for an improbable sixth season, now on Yahoo Screen, and I have a review of the season's first two episodes(*) coming up just as soon as the score in my head changes from Trent Reznor to Johnny Cash doing Trent Reznor... (*) Note: the rough cut versions that critics saw of both episodes were deliberately missing the end credits tag on the first episode, so if Donald Glover or Chevy Chase or someone else made a surprise appearance in it, I won't know until I wake up on Tuesday and check it out on Yahoo. "Community" at the start of season 6 has lost its original network, three of its original castmembers, plus several notable recurring players. (John Oliver and Jonathan Banks are otherwise occupied at the moment, and even the actor who plays Fat Neil is off scaring your parents about the internet on "CSI: Cyber.") It's certainly »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Interview: 'Community' star Jim Rash on The Dean's sexuality, directing and more

16 March 2015 10:13 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The cast of "Community" has come a long way from where they were when the comedy premiered on NBC in 2009 to where they are now as "Community" begins its latest rebirth on Yahoo. Not to take anything away from the career arcs of Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi or Alison Brie, but Jim Rash's journey from comic day player perhaps best known for a resemblance to Moby to beloved supporting performer, Oscar-winning screenwriter and acclaimed indie director seems like the biggest leap. As the cast of "Community" has shifted in recent years, Rash's Dean Pelton has become increasingly central and as Rash's creative profile has grown, thanks to "The Descendants" and "The Way Way Back," he was able to write an episode in The Lost Dan Harmon-less Season. The sixth "Community" season begins on Tuesday (March 17) on Yahoo and Rash has been able to add TV directing to his »

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Community’s Jim Rash Says the Show Will Deal With Dean’s Sexuality More This Season

16 March 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Over the weekend at SXSW, Yahoo threw a party for their newly acquired and revamped Community. We caught up with Jim Rash — who plays Dean Pelton on the show — on the red carpet, to discuss what we can expect from Dean this season. A quick Google search reveals how confused viewers have been about his character’s sexuality over the years. “For me in particular it was a good season because we deal with Dean’s sexuality, which will be fun. [His orientation] has not technically been revealed. People assume, but he feels he’s much more complicated than one label, so it makes it more interesting.” As Lena Dunham recently reminded us, the spectrum of human sexuality is complicated. “That’s the way it should be,” he smiles. »

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Watch The Opening Clip From Community Season 6

16 March 2015 2:18 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Yahoo! Screen has dropped a new Community clip online to remind viewers that tonight, the doors of Greendale Community College will be flung open once again. The very existence of the cult show floated in limbo for some time, until the Internet giant stepped in and coughed up for the forthcoming season. Which, by the looks of this opening teaser clip, may very well hark back to the show’s strongest eras.

As expected, Community‘s insistence on self-reflexivity is apparent from the outset. Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) welcomes the students back, and begins a meta-rollcall of previous events leading up to the current point. The regular gang make hasty appearances here as well, including Joel McHale’s Jeff Winger, Gillian Jacobs’ Britta Perry, Abed Nadir’s Danny Pudi and Alison Brie’s Annie Edison.

Thus far, the swaying consistency between seasons has alienated some fans (this writer included). However, »

- Gem Seddon

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Community Season 6 Review

16 March 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This review is based on the first two episodes of season 6, which were provided for review purposes prior to broadcast.

“Welcome back to Greendale, now ranked fifth on Colorado’s alphabetical listing of community colleges,” Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) squawks over the intercom as Community kicks off its immensely promising and even more unlikely sixth season (#sixseasonsandamovie!!!!) on Yahoo Screen. That such a throwaway line is the first thing loyal viewers hear upon their re-enrollment at Greendale almost trivializes how hard Community‘s creators and Sony Pictures Television worked to find a new home for it after NBC gave the cult comedy a pink slip last year – and it’s all the more amusing for that. In spite of all the adversity this beautifully bizarre underdog of a series has faced over the years, it’s lost none of its cheek.

Indeed, season six of Community often feels like an old show made young again. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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As 'Community' heads to Yahoo, what crazy turn will its story take next?

16 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tonight at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, "Community" will become the latest cultish show canceled by a traditional TV network to live again via a streaming service — and the first of its kind to migrate over to Yahoo Screen, which will be debuting the rest of this sixth season every Monday night/Tuesday morning at this time(*). (*) There are two episodes tonight, then one a week going forward. So long as I have advance screeners, as well as time in which to do it, I'll be running episode reviews about a half hour (or, tonight, hour) after the episodes go live on Yahoo, for those of you who are up at that time of night (or in a more favorable time zone) to watch it. This is the latest improbable behind-the-scenes development in a series that has seen more than its fair share, including the firing and later re-hiring of creator Dan Harmon, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Watch: ‘Community’ Season 6 First Look (Exclusive)

16 March 2015 12:54 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Greendale gang is finally back — and the community college is in as much trouble as ever.

In this exclusive sneak peek at the first episode of “Community,” which debuts March 17 on Yahoo, Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) welcomes the students back, including Joel McHale’s Jeff Winger, Gillian Jacobs’ Britta Perry, Abed Nadir’s Danny Pudi — and Alison Brie’s Annie Edison, who realizes with a panic that she’s forgotten to save the school from one last “critical emergency.”

Beware the rooftop Frisbees!

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- Debra Birnbaum

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SXSW: 5 Things to Expect From 'Community' Season 6 on Yahoo

15 March 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Cult comedy Community is moving to Yahoo for its sixth season, and creator Dan Harmon brought the cast to South By Southwest to spread the news.  The season premiere was held Saturday night in Austin, followed by a panel Sunday morning about the show's shift to digital. Moderator Harmon first brought stars Joel McHale, Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs on stage for an intimate chat and then surprised the audience with most of the cast, including Jim Rash, Ken Jeong, Paget Brewster and Keith David.  The hour-long talk, which saw the cast touching a range of topics

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- Natalie Jarvey

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‘Community’ Movie? Dan Harmon Responds to Rumors at SXSW Yahoo Panel

15 March 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The morning after “Community” held a “Greendale School Dance” party at SXSW, Dan Harmon moderated a panel on Sunday with the Season 6 cast, cheered on by a room full of fans who have long been tweeting #sixseasonsandamovie.

With production on the show’s sixth season well under way — there are only two episodes left to shoot ahead of the launch on Yahoo on March 17 — fans peppered the showrunner with questions about the possibility of a movie.

“Yahoo seems down for just about anything,” Harmon said, quipping, “I don’t know why they’d turn their nose up to a movie about a low-rated show. They seem to be very naive.”

The panel kicked off with stars Joel McHale, Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs, who riffed about their memories of the show. “This is why I fight for the show,” said McHale. “I know it’s the best show on television. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Top Five Tuesday: Dean Pelton’s best costumes on ‘Community’

10 March 2015 7:34 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Community

With the release date of Community’s season six fast approaching, it’s hard not to get excited. The series was cancelled by NBC back in 2014, but like a knight in shining armor (who also happens to own a production company), Yahoo! has taken over the show, which it’s now producing as a web series for devoted audiences.

Although the previous season saw the departure of some notable characters, comedic staples like Danny Pudi, who plays Abed Nadir, and The Soup’s Joel McHale, who plays Jeff Winger, have stuck around, guaranteeing that this sixth season is bound to be a great one, as evidenced by the trailer below.

One character whose brilliance is often overlooked, however, is that of Dean Craig Pelton. Played by Oscar winning screenwriter Jim Rash, Pelton and his costume choices are a highlight of the show. His costumes, which aim to either explore »

- Caitlin Marceau

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