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Community, the show that will never die, is returning next spring for its sixth season (bringing it that much closer to fulfilling its campaign promise of #SixSeasonsAndAMovie), but the premiere will find the acclaimed comedy in different shape than we last left it.
For one, the Dan Harmon-created series has jumped from NBC, which axed it last summer, to a new home on Yahoo Screen. For another, series regular Yvette Nicole Brown, who played Shirley Bennett, opted not to return for the sixth season, leaving a considerable void. As such, it makes sense that the first images from season 6 want to show us one way in which Community lovers can expect to see a new kind of show.
- Isaac Feldberg
As part of the comedy tweaks on the night, the net will also be shifting “Mom” to a new 9:30 p.m. time period.
“Two and a Half Men,” which stars Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer and is executive produced by Chuck Lorre, ranked as television’s most watched comedy for five consecutive seasons on Mondays from 2005-06 through 2009-10. Upon its completion, 262 episodes will have aired.
“The Odd Couple” will get a good launchpad, sandwiched at 8:30 p.m. between an original episode of TV’s top comedy “The Big Bang Theory” and the finale of “Two and a Half Men.” Starting Feb. 26, the newcomer will be followed by a repeat “Big Bang Theory” and “Mom” in its new timeslot. »
- Rick Kissell
When Season 6 of Community debuts on Yahoo! Screen next year, the comedy will be without Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley) and Jonathan Banks (Professor Hickey). (She left to take care of her ailing father; he is committed to AMC's Better Call Saul.) As he worked to fill the cast openings, executive producer Dan Harmon was inspired by how another sitcom handled its own transitions. "I looked at Cheers losing Coach and going to Woody as the example of thinking laterally," he says. "The real job is how to fill the [character] vacuum, rather than replace the person."
To embody the moral center held by Shirley, Harmon and...
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- Michael Schneider
It looks like Storybrooke is going to be overflowing with witches during the back half of Once Upon a Time‘s fourth season. The ABC fairy tale drama just announced today that it has cast Alias alum Merrin Dungey to play the classic Disney villain Ursula, and it sounds like the sea witch from 1989’s The Little Mermaid will be joining forces with Kristin Bauer van Straten’s Maleficent, who after being destroyed by Emma in the Season 1 finale will somehow return, and 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella de Vil, who will be played by Dracula‘s Victoria Smurfit. As Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the casting news, noted, this is not the first time that Ursula has been in Once Upon a Time. The infamous character first appeared in a Season 3 episode of the series and was voiced by Community‘s Yvette Nicole Brown (who will now be a series regular »
- Chris King
As Once coceators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis shared for TVLine’s Fall Finale Preview, the stage soon shall be set for “an embarrassment of witches” during Season 4B, as “things gets classically evil” in The Enchanted Forest.
Ursula, in a sense, previously appeared »
Are you ready to head back unda' de sea? Once Upon a Time just cast the next big bad villain for the back half of this season, and it's none other than the iconic Disney villain Ursula! And even better, the ABC fairy tale drama chose fan-favorite Alias alum Merrin Dungey for the role. Let's hope she's been practicing singing "Poor Unfortunate Souls!" E! News has confirmed that Dungey will recur on Once Upon a Time as The Little Mermaid villain, but she isn't the first actress to take on the classic role on the show. That honor actually goes to Community alum Yvette Nicole Brown, who voiced Ursula during a season three episode. Our first thought after hearing »
Casting continues to heat up on Yahoo’s sixth season of the acclaimed college comedy Community, formerly of NBC. Last week, it was reported that Keith David and Paget Brewster had joined the cast in major roles, playing new characters designed to fill a void left by the departure of former series regulars Yvette Nicole Brown, Jonathan Banks and John Oliver. And now, Entertainment Weekly has revealed that Community is set to introduce Britta’s (Gillian Jacobs) parents – Martin Mull will play George Perry, and Lesley Ann Warren will play his wife Deb.
Both actors will appear in the currently untitled second episode of Community‘s upcoming 13-episode sixth season. This won’t be the first time that the pair have shared the screen – Mull and Warren previously portrayed Colonel Mustard and Miss Scarlet, respectively, in Clue. More recently, Mull played another dad on Fox’s short-lived, critically reviled sitcom Dads, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Earlier this week, Yahoo announced that season 6 of "Community" would get some much-needed new blood, with Paget Brewster and Keith David joining a cast that's lost Donald Glover, Chevy Chase and Yvette Nicole Brown in the last few years (not to mention prominent recurring players Jonathan Banks and John Oliver). Now, sometimes, late-in-life TV show cast changes and/or additions can be a death knell. "The X-Files" without Mulder (and then Scully) just isn't "The X-Files," and nobody much liked either Doggett or (especially) Reyes. Ditto "The Facts of Life" trying to swap in Cloris Leachman for Charlotte Rae, or "Welcome Back Kotter" thinking they could survive without John Travolta as Barbarino. Other times, though, a cast change can be just the shot in the arm a veteran show needs. "Law & Order" most famously made a science out of swapping actors in and out of its cast, but lots of »
- Alan Sepinwall
It’s unsurprising that Community is growing its cast – with Chevy Chase, Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown all leaving the show for various reasons, there were always going to be a few gaps in need of filling.
Nonetheless, there’s some interesting new talent joining the team for the show’s sixth season, its first at its new home Yahoo.
Paget Brewster of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Criminal Minds has signed up as Frankie Dart, a consultant brought in to help shape up the school. From her past roles we’d expect a stern tone.
Additionally, Keith David, who you may recognise from Platoon, Crash, Mr & Mrs Smith and many more, has joined the show as “Elroy Patashnik, a retired scientist reinventing himself.” The new Pierce Hawthorne, anyone?
Production of the new season kicks off this month. »
Brewster will portray Francesca 'Frankie' Dart, a consultant brought in to help shape up the school. David is set as Elroy Patashnik, a retired scientist who is reinventing himself.
Both are to be series regulars and will fill the void left by Yvette Nicole Brown who exited the series in September. Production on the thirteen new episodes kicks off next week ahead of an early 2015 debut.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Production is about to begin on the online-only sixth season of Community, and Yahoo--which will distribute the show through its Yahoo Screen platform--has announced a pair of new names who will join the comedy's cast: The latest additions to the Greendale Community College campus are Paget Brewster and Keith David. A press release from Yahoo defines the two new roles. Brewster, who recently completed a seven-season run on the CBS drama Criminal Minds, will play a consultant hired to "shape up" Greendale. David, who has acted in films like Platoon and Crash, will play "a retired scientist reinventing himself." It's worth noting that David was also one of The Cape, a short-lived NBC series that served as the inspiration for Community's famous "six seasons and a movie" joke. If Community creator Dan Harmon doesn't find a way to slip in a reference to that role, I'll be disappointed. Brewster »
- Sam Gutelle
Keith David has joined the cast of "Community," which returns for its sixth season next year exclusively on Yahoo. His role, which will be as a series regular, will be retired scientist Elroy Patashnik. David will one of other new cast additions that producers hope will help fill the void left by a few departing "Community" cast members: Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley) announced in September she'd be leaving the show to care for her ailing father, and last season saw the exit of Donald Glover (Troy). Plus, co-stars Jonathan Banks (Buzz) and John Oliver (Professor Duncan) aren't expected back. But never fear, fans: main cast members Joel McHale »
- Tambay A. Obenson
With the news that Yvette Nicole Brown was leaving, Community found itself down to only Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong. That’s more like a study get-together than a study group. To solve this problem, the show cast Paget Brewster and Keith David. They’ve both been around the TV block a couple times; we’re sure you’ve seen them before. (For example, Brewster played the girl on Friends who eventually landed Chandler in a box.) Brewster will play Francesca "Frankie" Dart, a consultant brought in to better Greendale. David will play Elroy Patashnik, a retired scientist. Despite their chosen profession, both will probably have a surprisingly encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture from both young Gen X–ers and old millennials' childhoods. »
- Jesse David Fox
Community Season 6 is adding some new faces to its cast. In an effort to make up for the losses of Donald Glover, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Jonathan Banks (who was essentially a series regular last season), the comedy series has enlisted the help of Criminal Minds‘ Paget Brewester and Enlisted‘s Keith David as series regulars for its first season on Yahoo Screen. As first reported by TV Guide, Brewster, who actually first appeared on Community last season in a January episode as Greendale’s It department boss Debra Chambers, will play an entirely new role as “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.” In addition to Criminal Minds and her first appearance on Community, Brewster’s past TV credits include appearances on Key & Peele, Drunk History, »
- Chris King
School is almost back in session, Community fans! Ahead of a November 17 production start date for the sixth season of the beloved cult comedy, which was once housed at NBC but is now at Yahoo, it’s been announced that Paget Brewster and Keith David are joining the cast in regular roles.
Brewster, known for her part on Criminal Minds, will portray Francesca “Frankie” Dart, a consultant brought in to help shape up Greendale after its conditions slip below state requirements. Sharp-eyed fans of Community might recognize Brewster – she previously had a role in the season two episode “Analysis of Cork-Based Networking” as Debra Chambers, a member of Greendale’s It department – but she’s playing a new character for her role in this season.
- Isaac Feldberg
A familiar face and a familiar voice are joining Community. Paget Brewster and Keith David have signed on to the community college comedy, EW has confirmed. The two are expected to appear in all of season 6, which will debut on Yahoo! Screen early next year. Brewster—whose TV credits include Criminal Minds and Friends, and who popped up on Key & Peele last week—has appeared on Community before, guest-starring as a member of the It staff in last season's episode "Analysis of Cork-Based Networking." Instead of reprising her role, though, she will play a consultant named Francesca "Frankie" Dart who »
- Dan Snierson
With production on "Community" season 6 beginning next week, the comedy is adding two actors to the cast: Paget Brewster and Keith David. The series was already without original regulars Donald Glover and Chevy Chase by the end of last season, and Yvette Nicole Brown had to leave to care for her ill father. Plus, Jonathan Banks and John Oliver, who were significant parts of season 5, are busy with other jobs ("Better Call Saul" and "Last Week Tonight," respectively) and aren't likely to be back. Even with the return of Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong, the world of Greendale was getting awfully under-populated. Now the show's added two comedy veterans — one of whom has already been on the show in another role. Brewster (who, before her stint on "Criminal Minds," was a regular on a whole bunch of sitcoms, albeit most of them »
- Alan Sepinwall
As reported by TV Guide Magazine, Brewster — who last January guest-starred on Community as Greendale’s It department boss, Debra Chambers — is formally boarding the series as a different character, college consultant Francesca “Frankie” Dart. David meanwhile will play Elroy Patashnik, a retired scientist looking to “reinvent himself.”
Chicago - Dan Harmon does not look very good in his documentary “Harmontown,” which is probably why he agreed to the project. The creator of NBC’s cult comedy “Community” is presented wantonly in this documentation of his tour across America to interact with his fans through live recordings of his podcast “Harmontown.”
Director Neil Berkeley (2012’s “Beauty is Embarrassing”) has created a different yet lacking type of tour film, as it whittles a revered showman to a representation of his polarizing elements; of the self-loathing narcissism that defines Harmon.
The spectacle of Berkeley’s film is Harmon’s podcast, which aside from Harmon’s GoPro & mirror confessions, provides a physical representation of what being inside Harmon’s head is like. As Harmon comes to comedic life by sauntering onstage to be his unapologetic self for an enthused crowd, he interacts with co-host (and actor) Jeff B. Davis, who »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Lauren Graham’s TV success continues onward. With her current series Parenthood working on its last season, she just found herself with a new role. Lauren will guest star on The Odd Couple reboot. She will play the ex-wife to Matthew Perry’s character Oscar. Her role will be of Gaby, his ex-wife who still shares a sassy and odd chemistry. They both will be joined on the mid-season replacement Thomas Lennon and Yvette Nicole Brown. No premier date has been announced as of it.
I am happy for Lauren, as I have been a fan of her work in everything that I have ever seen her in. She can play many roles and it will be interesting to see how she bodes with Matthew. I am sure we can expect some amazing things from this show, especially with the amazing cast that they have lined up so far. They »
- Sarah Peel
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