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'Rick and Morty' creators: At its best, 'It almost starts to feel like the television is broken'

23 July 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The future of Dan Harmon's "Community" remains very much up in the air (at this point, if Yahoo orders another season, it would likely be a "Community: The New Class" approach, with Joel McHale, Jim Rash and a bunch of newbies). The future of Harmon and Justin Roiland's Adult Swim series "Rick and Morty," on the other hand, seems so secure that, in an interview earlier this week, the two creators made several casual references to things they intend to do in season 3. "Rick and Morty" began in Roiland's mind as an R-rated "Back to the Future" parody where Doc Brown relationship with Marty McFly is much darker and crueler. As Harmon explained to me last year, it evolved into its current imaginative sci-fi form where Rick is the drunk super-genius grandfather of Morty (both voiced by Roiland), forever taking his grandson on disturbing adventures across time, space, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Jim Rash & Nat Faxon Sign With CAA

19 June 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Descendants co-writers Jim Rash and Nat Faxon have signed with CAA. This marks the duo’s return to the agency where they had been represented until moving to Wme exactly a year ago. Rash and Faxon, who met while at The Groundlings, shared with Alexander Payne the 2012 best adapted screenplay Oscar for Payne’s The Descendants. Additionally, Rash and Faxon wrote and directed the Sundance feature The Way Way Back that starred Steve Carell. Their latest film project, The B… »

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"Community" Season 6 Finale Review... Is This the Endc

3 June 2015 11:54 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

#SixSeasonsAndAMovie -- We first became aware of this concept in "Paradigms of Human Memory", episode twenty-one of season two. It was a joke in reference to the NBC show "The Cape", which obviously did not make it that long. However, when "Community" started to have its distribution trouble and was pulled from the air in the middle of its third season, #SixSeasonsAndAMovie became the call to arms for every fan to have their beloved show back on the air. Since then, creator and show runner Dan Harmon has been fired and rehired, three major cast members have left, and the show's even been cancelled. Yet, here we are, and "Community" has now fulfilled the first half of that hashtag. It all culminated in "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television" which aired, or I guess was uploaded to Yahoo! Screen, on Tuesday June 2, the season and possibly series finale. Unlike the season five finale, »

- Mike Shutt

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Community: cast and crew discuss future, potential movie

3 June 2015 1:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Six seasons are done - now it's time for a movie, right? Or is it season 7? We've compiled some quotes from Team Community...

Another season of Community has drawn to a close. It's not the first time the show has offered a sense of finality, so Emotional Consequences Of Broadcast Television may not be the end of the line, after all. Indeed, Community, generally, refuses to die. So, what's being planned? Does the show have a future, still?

The show's creator Dan Harmon was quick to shut down any rumours, telling Twitter "I'm gonna delete my Twitter app and take a couple weeks off the internet and no interviews and I love you."

Yahoo, who saved the show and funded season 6, were a bit more keen to chat, and released this statement: “With the season six finale of Community airing today, we’re continually excited by how much fans are engaging with the series. »

- rleane

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Watch Community's Dean-Tastic Homage To Captain America: The Winter Soldier

20 May 2015 7:01 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Without Community, there's a pretty decent chance the Russo Brothers may have never gotten the opportunity to direct the near-masterpiece that is Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which would have had serious ramifications on the the future of the McU. However, fortunately for fans everywhere, none of that happened and the Russos are currently in the midst of shooting Captain America: Civil War and will helm Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 & 2 in late 2017. Community's latest paintball episode, which went live on Yahoo! Screen yesterday, featured a fantastic homage to modern espionage films such as the Russo-directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and it looks like episode director Rob Schrab had his old friends on the mind as he recreated the famous elevator scene from The Winter Soldier, with Dean Craig Pelton, played by Academy Award-winner Jim Rash, taking on the role of Captain America. Check out the funny scene »

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Walk of Fame Honoree McCarthy Has Her Roots In the Groundlings

19 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Comedian Jim Rash remembers very well Melissa McCarthy’s pitches at the Groundlings.

“She would go, ‘And this point is where I would love somehow to be able to fly over the audience,’ ” Rash says.

It’s just one of the impossible feats Melissa McCarthy proposed during her days working with Rash as a member of the Los Angeles-based improvisational sketch comedy troupe.

Since it was founded over 40 years ago, the Groundlings has launched many comedy stars, including McCarthy, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. The company doesn’t have permanent creative leaders; instead it runs as a democracy. Aspiring comedians start at level one and work their way up until they are selected by the current cast to join the top performing company, capped at 30 members.

Rash met McCarthy about 15 years ago, when she was in the Sunday company (one level below the top), and he was her director. He »

- Seth Kelley

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Walk of Fame Honoree McCarthy Has Her Roots In the Groundlings

19 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedian Jim Rash remembers very well Melissa McCarthy’s pitches at the Groundlings.

“She would go, ‘And this point is where I would love somehow to be able to fly over the audience,’ ” Rash says.

It’s just one of the impossible feats Melissa McCarthy proposed during her days working with Rash as a member of the Los Angeles-based improvisational sketch comedy troupe.

Since it was founded over 40 years ago, the Groundlings has launched many comedy stars, including McCarthy, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. The company doesn’t have permanent creative leaders; instead it runs as a democracy. Aspiring comedians start at level one and work their way up until they are selected by the current cast to join the top performing company, capped at 30 members.

Rash met McCarthy about 15 years ago, when she was in the Sunday company (one level below the top), and he was her director. He »

- Seth Kelley

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Walk of Fame Honor: Melissa McCarthy Spies Some Luck In Her Life

19 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When it comes to comedy, Melissa McCarthy admits she was “hit with a lucky stick.”

Growing up in Illinois, the actress says she was always surrounded by funny people, particularly women. “And a bunch of funny men who think women are really funny – I didn’t grow up with a sense that people thought any differently,” she says.

The actress and comedienne has gone on to become one of comedy’s brightest stars and will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 19. That’s the same week her movie “Spy” opens, a romp in which she plays a CIA agent who gets out from behind the desk for her first time to go undercover.

Kristen Wiig, who starred in “Bridesmaids” with McCarthy, says, “Working with Melissa doesn’t ever seem like work … at all. We always laugh so much and have the best time. »

- Jenelle Riley and Marianne Zumberge

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Walk of Fame Honor: Melissa McCarthy Spies Some Luck In Her Life

19 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When it comes to comedy, Melissa McCarthy admits she was “hit with a lucky stick.”

Growing up in Illinois, the actress says she was always surrounded by funny people, particularly women. “And a bunch of funny men who think women are really funny – I didn’t grow up with a sense that people thought any differently,” she says.

The actress and comedienne has gone on to become one of comedy’s brightest stars and will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 19. That’s the same week her movie “Spy” opens, a romp in which she plays a CIA agent who gets out from behind the desk for her first time to go undercover.

Kristen Wiig, who starred in “Bridesmaids” with McCarthy, says, “Working with Melissa doesn’t ever seem like work … at all. We always laugh so much and have the best time. »

- Jenelle Riley and Marianne Zumberge

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Community season 6 episode 11 review: Modern Espionage

19 May 2015 7:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Community season 6 returns to an activity it knows and loves: the meta-film referencing game of paintball...

This review contains spoilers.

6.11 Modern Espionage

“If I tell you, then I'll end up pretendsies-dead.”

We're far closer to the end of that “six seasons and a movie” thing than the beginning and somehow it felt like paintball might be the basis of a pretty decent movie. After all, season one's Modern Warfare was a watershed moment for the show and the following season's two-part finale A Fistful Of Paintballs and For A Few Paintballs More stand as two of the best ever episodes- the show is seldom more cinematic than when it's splattered with paint.

Aside from a cloying reprise at the end of the much maligned fourth season, Modern Espionage marks the first time we've seen it since then and it's not without reason. But far from the campus-wide carnage of previous games, »

- louisamellor

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Interview: Seth Green Talks About Animated Family Film Yellowbird

7 April 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Seth Green needs no introduction to anyone reading this. He’s an accomplished actor, writer, director, and producer for many high-profile movies and television shows we’ve all grown up watching. Green's acted onscreen in everything from the cult classic Can’t Hardly Wait to Scooby-Doo2: Monsters Unleashed and as Oz the werewolf in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He’s the voice of several legendary characters in such animated projects as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and many more. Mr. Green’s also headed up Robot Chicken since its debut in 2005.

I had the opportunity to interview Green about his latest voice acting role as the lead character in Yellowbird. He shared with me how he got involved in the film, why he relates to the bird, and the message of the movie. Mr. Green also comments on the making of Yellowbird. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Community season 6 episode 4 review: Queer Studies & Advanced Waxing

1 April 2015 12:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A longer episode of Community season 6 uses every second to create what may well be an instant classic...

This review contains spoilers.

6.14 Queer Studies & Advanced Waxing

Gay Dean, Gay Dean, Gay Dean, Gay Deeeeean... I'm begging you to be gay for the school board.”

Back when Arrested Development packed its bags and hauled its airplane staircase over to Netflix for a fourth season, many complained that the lack of restriction in terms of airtime had hurt the new episodes, some of which ran up to almost twice the length of the traditional 22-minute spots that episodes had occupied on Fox.

As a kind of eternally college-aged spiritual cousin of that show, Community hasn't yet run into such criticisms in its “age of Yahoo”, but if it does, Queer Studies & Advanced Waxing will probably be the first one to get it. At 31 minutes, this is the longest episode the series has ever produced, »

- louisamellor

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Review: 'Community' - 'Queer Studies and Advanced Waxing': Wax on, wax off!

31 March 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of this week's "Community" coming up just as soon as I do a baby bird monologue... So far this season, "Community" show has taken advantage of the move to Yahoo to make the episodes a few minutes longer, let them breathe, let subplots and running gags feel fully-developed, and not have to rush through things like the Portuguese "Gremlins" trailer or the payoff to the Dean's relationship with the Japanese teen. They didn't feel padded in the way that many "Arrested Development" season 4 episodes did, but they clocked in at something more closely resembling the platonic ideal of a network sitcom episode length. Directed by Oscar Winner Jim Rash and his longtime collaborator and fellow Oscar Winner Nat Faxon, "Queer Studies and Advanced Waxing" was the longest episode by far, clocking in at close to 31 minutes. It was also the first to feel too long, even though I »

- Alan Sepinwall

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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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