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27The ratings for Community have never been great and have been coming down each season. Will they go so low in season four that the sitcom will be cancelled? Stay tuned!
The fourth season of Community typically airs Thursday nights on the NBC network. There are just 13 episodes this time.
Revolving around the students and faculty at Greendale Community College, Community features the talents of Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong, and Chevy Chase.
Below are the TV show's latest ratings for the 2012-13 season -- the best way to tell if Community will be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
Update: ABC has renewed »
Here we are: Community’s fourth season finale and I can already tell it’s a polarizing one. Some will say it was too heavily reliant on what’s come before, that it’s merely fan service and well below what is expected of Community. I would vastly disagree with those notions. Does “Advanced Introduction to Finality” make blatant references to older episodes and jokes? Absolutely it does and I was thankful for it. I’ve seen criticisms of this season suggesting the new showrunners spent too much time referencing Dan Harmon’s tenure and I find that to be ridiculous as a criticism of this season alone. When Harmon was in charge, he was constantly calling back to things he’d already done. He reused concepts and jokes often and without mercy and he did so with purpose: to be entertaining. I found this finale to be plenty entertaining. »
- Brody Gibson
In many ways, "Community" Season 4 has been a multi-episode ode to the show's past. So it's fitting that the show's final confirmed episode would be a sequel to Season 3's "Remedial Chaos Theory." Yes, the Darkest Timeline is back. And it's not happy with reality.
At least there is a reality. Throughout most of this finale, "Advanced Introduction to Finality," I was more than a little concerned that "Community" had finally and suddenly given up on the idea of keeping this crazy show grounded in the real world. Thank goodness -- a "Community" un-moored by reality would rapidly fall apart.
And, quite frankly, the Darkest Timeline was never meant to be more than fantasy.
Four years, one graduate
Greendale really must be a terrible community college. That's the only explanation for only one member of the study group managing to get any sort of degree in four years. But at »
Ladies and gentlemen, please ready your torches and pitchforks. Because you're not going to like this article one bit.
NBC should cancel "Community" after Season 4.
That's okay. You have every right to be confused and disappointed in me. But this doesn't mean you should ignore what I'm about to say here. After all, it's part of my job to think about "Community," and I do so regularly. I didn't come to this cancellation decision lightly.
Here are my five reasons to say goodbye now:
1. "Community" isn't giving us a good product.
Even if you have enjoyed the episodes that make up "Community" Season 4, you probably don't think the show is as good as it once was. Sure, there »
With Mother's Day coming up this weekend, Paramount's new comedy The Guilt Trip wants to make sure your mom has a very special holiday. We have a contest lined up where fans can win a copy of this Blu-ray, which includes a Mother's Day pop-up greeting card with an audio message from star Barbra Streisand, and a gift basket that will be the perfect treat for any parent. Show your mom how much you care by entering to win this great prize pack! Details are below.
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In The Guilt Trip, a grown man is about to embark on a road trip, but feels compelled to invite his mother along for the ride. Across 3,000 miles of adventure and antics they discover that while they have their differences, they also have more in common than they ever realized.
Available on Blu-ray and DVD now, just in time for Mother's Day on May 12th, we caught up with director Anne Fletcher and writer Dan Fogelman for a lively chat about this release starring Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand.
Director Anne Fletcher has made a name for herself with wildly popular films including Step Up with Channing Tatum, 27 Dresses with Katherine Heigl, The Proposal with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds and now the laugh-out-loud comedy The Guilt Trip, starring the incomparable Barbra Streisand and funnyman Seth Rogen.
In total, her films have grossed over $600 million worldwide. »
It's the cult sitcom famous for its pop culture parodies. As season three hits UK screens, the cast reveal their best adventures
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Modern Warfare Season one, episode 23
Community's first big parody: an out-of-control paintball fight on the Greendale campus that references Die Hard, Terminator, The Warriors and more
"What I love about Modern Warfare is that it starts out very grounded. It's rooted in reality, but then it's not afraid to go really conceptual and high art. It's all about early registration. The winner of the paintball contest gets early registration to classes. Joel McHale's character Jeff Winger wakes up one hour later, and the campus is a wasteland, not unlike Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later. And from there it's all about survival. My favourite part of filming the episode was my character [sociopathic Spanish teacher Señor Chang] getting to do a John Woo entrance, »
- Gwilym Mumford
Royal Pains has added a trio of impressive names to its upcoming fifth season.
Danny Pudi (Community) will stop by as a radio personality/patient who requires helps from HankMed when he stars to lose his voice prior to a major professional event. Claire Coffee (Grimm) will guest star as the owner of a local hotel for dogs. Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella will appear on multiple episodes as Paige’s demanding new boss.
Royal Pains Season 5 Promo
Royal Pains will kick off new episodes on Wednesday, June 12. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
Danny Pudi is ditching his Greendale digs for some fun in the Hamptons sun.
TVLine has learned that the Community star is one of several guest stars on board for Royal Pains‘ upcoming fifth season (bowing June 12).
Pudi will turn up on the USA Network drama as a rising radio personality who visits HankMed when he begins to lose his voice prior to an event that could make or break his career.
Related | Royal Pains Season 5 Cast — Frances Conroy as Hank and Evan’s Neighbor
- Megan Masters
When it comes to Community’s high concept episodes, everything hangs on the show’s level of commitment. The best examples throughout the show’s run have been the episodes that took an idea, saw it through to the end and made sure to include a heartwarming conclusion. “Basic Human Anatomy” – written by Jim Rash, who plays Dean Pelton and won an Academy Award for penning The Descendents – is one of the most successful high concept episodes Community has ever done. Body switching is an idea I absolutely hate, which made me even more excited for this episode. If anything could turn two friends switching bodies into an enjoyable experience, it would be Community, and it did just that because it committed to the bit. When everyone else in the group was rolling their eyes at Troy and Abed pretending to occupy the other’s body, they didn’t bat an eye. »
- Brody Gibson
Community, Season 4, Episode 11: “Basic Human Anatomy”
Written by Jim Rash
Directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller
Airs Thursdays at 8pm Et on NBC
This week’s Community comes from the pen of Oscar-winning screenwriter Jim Rash, a.k.a. Dean Pelton. It appears to be an episode about the dissolution of Troy and Britta’s relationship, but at its heart it’s just another episode about Troy and Abed. In that respect, it is far more effective than its gimmicky premise would suggest. If anything holds it back it’s that Danny Pudi isn’t nearly as good at impersonating Troy as Donald Glover is Abed. The reveal that it’s all an act explains this, but doesn’t quite serve to redeem it.
Jim Rash also gives himself the best material he’s had all season, and rather than requiring him to dress up, he undresses. The Dean has been »
- Justin Wier
In the episode, titled "Basic Human Anatomy," Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) share their love of body-swap comedies -- even going so far as to re-create a key moment from a classic of the genre. The episode certainly has a different flavor than Rash's last writing credit -- he and (former "Ben & Kate" star) Nat Faxon wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for the George Clooney film "The Descendants."
"Community" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. Et on NBC. »
- Maureen Ryan
Here's something you've probably never heard anyone say while watching NBC's Community: Yeah, that could happen.
And so it is this week, with an episode (8/7c) by Oscar-winning screenwriter/goofball extraordinaire Jim Rash (Dean Pelton), in which Troy and Abed go too far — what else is new — in their obsession with cheesy body-switching movies. Before you can say Freaky Friday, Troy is adopting Abed's dislocated mannerisms while Abed channels Troy's giddy swagger. Donald Glover and Danny Pudi are, as usual, a joy to watch, even if the message behind their madness is delivered with a heavy hand reflective of this uneven transitional season. And who could blame Rash for giving himself some of the best bits, as the Dean imagines he has pulled off his own body switch with his numero-uno obsession, the unamused Jeff Winger (Joel McHale).
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- Matt Roush
After a long wait, Jim Rash has finally brought his other talent to the set of Community (the first being his amaze-dean drag impersonations as Greendale's Dean Pelton). Rash, who won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for 2011's The Descendants, penned this week's especially kooky episode "Basic Human Anatomy," in which Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) swap bodies a la Freaky Friday. Sounds pretty great, right? Wrong, it sounds amazing and is a must-see for even the most disillusioned Community fans.
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- Sadie Gennis
Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand star in the comedy The Guilt Trip, which hits Blu-ray and DVD April 30. The pair play a mother and son who decide to talk a road trip together, traveling over 3000 miles that will bring them closer together. To celebrate the release of this audience favorite from director Anne Fletcher, we have an exclusive featurette that takes a look at Seth Rogen and his role as Andy Brewster. Watch and learn about the trials and tribulations the comedian faced on set.
The Guilt Trip was released December 25th, 2012 and stars Yvonne Strahovski, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, Colin Hanks, Barbra Streisand, Kathy Najimy, Danny Pudi, Casey Wilson. The film is directed by Anne Fletcher. »
Christmas on "Community" is always ... interesting. For the Season 4 holiday episode, things might get downright deadly. That's just what happens when a crotchety history professor shows up at a Christmas party, apparently.
The action begins when Jeff (Joel McHale) decides to throw a holiday gathering at this apartment. Annie (Alison Brie), however, uses the party as an excuse to invite Professor Cornwallis (Malcolm McDowell). Why would Annie do such a thing? It seems that the group got a bad grade on a joint history paper, and the young Miss Edison wants to butter-up the teacher.
It doesn't work out so well.
The clip from "Intro to Knots" shows exactly how poorly Annie's plan has worked. By the time we meet the study group, their history grade has dropped to an F. Also, Abed's (Danny Pudi) shirt seems somewhat singed.
To make matters even worse, someone invited Chang (Ken Jeong) as well. »
By the end of Lost's run, perplexed fans could have used a map to help navigate who had met whom in the flashback, flash-forward and sideways worlds.
Well, the May 2 episode of NBC's Community will find Abed (Danny Pudi) with just such a map of Greendale's students — or, as he calls it, his "crazy quilt of destiny." It illustrates Abed's theory that the students are all interconnected through past encounters. "Given Abed's fascination with origin stories, it's only fitting that he would at some point try to connect the dots," Pudi says. "It's fun to see Abed research the study group's history to see how we've affected each other in the past without ever even knowing it."
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- William Keck
Donald Glover is a modern miracle, and I’m an unabashed fan of everything the guy does. While many celebrities have attempted to bridge the divide between multiple art forms, few have done it with the multilevel success and talent as Donald Glover has.
Glover has gone from being a humble writer with the guys at 30 Rock, and auditioning for the role of Obama on Saturday Night Live, while still in college to starring in Community, alongside Chevy Chase and Joel McHale, as well as a cameo in the Muppet’s movie, to releasing a successful album and mix tape within a year of each other.
Glover has shown his aptitude in several different areas, from his growth out of his writing, which gives him the unique the advantage of having started from a point of where he was a writer before acting, as opposed to many actors who simply »
- Edan Nissen
Britta Perry is a character unlike any other on television. She’s the worst, but she’s also the heart of Community, constantly striving to make the world a slightly better place. This part of her character takes on many different forms, such as forcing Jeff to confront his father or taking on some ridiculous cause she doesn’t fully understand. Whether she’s being loved or hated, Britta is always there to unify people for one reason or another. “Herstory of Dance” tackles this phenomenon head on, with Britta making a fool of herself by confusing Sophie B. Hawkins with Susan B. Anthony (made all the more funny because she has a cat named Susan B. Anthony) when the Dean announces a Sadie Hawkins dance. Britta mocks the Dean for how easy it is to throw a dance rather than do something meaningful, so she’s throwing her own dance. »
- Brody Gibson
While "Community" tends to be a rather hilarious show all of the time, its funniest moments often come in the final seconds of every broadcast. These random and ridiculous tags usually reflect upon the themes of the episode or preview what is to come.
For Thursday's (April 4) episode, "Herstory of Dance," there are actually two tags. The original tag filmed featured singer Sophie B. Hawkins spending time with Troy and Abed. Meanwhile, the aired tag showcased the puppets that will return for next week's "Intro to Felt Surrogacy."
You could only watch one of these tags during the original broadcast, but now you have the chance to decide which is best.
Before it was decided that the "Community" tag should preview the upcoming puppets, the original tag for this dance-themed episode brought Hawkins together with her big fans, Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi). The rest is musical hertory. »
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