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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. »
That has to be it, right?
Community aired its sixth — and presumably final — season finale Tuesday featuring multiple character exits and visions of a not-too-practical Season 7.
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“Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television” found Elroy exiting for a West Coast gig at LinkedIn, Annie leaving for a D.C. internship with the FBI and Abed departing to Los Angeles to work as a production assistant on a new Fox sitcom.
Though the last shot of the Nipple Dippers faded to black and the hashtag “#andamovie,” even Abed acknowledged that the notion of »
A review of the "Community" season finale — which may or may not be the end of the series — coming up just as soon as I get a job through LinkedIn... "TV defeats its own purpose when it's pushing an agenda, or trying to defeat other TV, or being proud or embarrassed of itself for existing. It's TV. It's comfort." -Abed Well, that wrapped things up nicely, didn't it? Dan Harmon hasn't done any advance press for the finale, though he'll be taking questions at a screening later today in La. And I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he said that "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television" would be the last episode of "Community" ever. At the same time, I wouldn't be surprised if he talked of plans to keep Greendale alive, whether with the long-promised (including in the hashtag at the episode's end) movie, with another Yahoo season featuring a significantly revamped cast, »
- Alan Sepinwall
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, »
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
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, »
“Abed, stop being meta! Why do you always have to take whatever happens to us and shove it up its own ass?” Community has been on the chopping block since its first season. (“We call that Wednesday,” Dean Pelton might say.) Its small but fervid cult following can’t compensate for the alleged mammoth budget or the certifiably miniscule viewership, series creator Dan Harmon’s alleged difficulty, or Chevy Chase’s certifiable difficulty. But it returns, doggedly, season after season. NBC fired Harmon, only to bring him back a season later. Then NBC dumped the show, only for Yahoo to swoop in and save it, promising no diminished budget and no creative constraints. (The sixth season of Community now airs Tuesdays on Yahoo! Screen.) Rare is the show that can survive so many near-death experiences; it’s almost as if Community has become one of the unkillable action heroes it lampoons. »
- Greg Cwik
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
"And Jesus wept. For there were no more worlds to conquer..."You'll excuse me for paraphrasing Dean Pelton's own paraphrasing of Hans Gruber and Alexandre The Great, but not only was his line one of the funniest bits on the second episode of season 6, but also one of many interesting little metaphors plastered across a show, which has mostly been about its own apparent destruction and rebirth. It's way of surviving all this has been about embracing the strange, amorphous nature of change, and thus, creation. It's not always been pretty, but, to paraphrase another line from today's pair of episodes, Community has always been, with great welcome, "weird, passionate and gross." Okay, maybe not that gross, actually. Anyone who's returning to my reviews...
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With Community down three cast members, the theme song’s closing words (“one by one they all just fade away”) have never been more appropriate. Nonetheless, the start of Season 6 – its first on the Yahoo Screen streaming service – is a promising one.
The remainder of the Greendale 7 quickly fill their current vacancies with two distinct personalities — one of whom looks a lot like the school’s former head of It, and the other looking a heck of a lot like that guy from The Cape.
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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
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
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
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 »
- Daniel Fienberg
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. »
- Valentina I. Valentini
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
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
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
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!
- Debra Birnbaum
Ready For Their Close-Up: Six TV Characters Worthy of a Spin-Off
Television history is littered with the bodies of ill-advised spin-offs. Their corpses, copies of reviews and overnights crumpled in their clawed little hands, defile the memories of the successful shows that spawned them and serve as cautionary tales for every writer tempted to go to the same well twice… read the full article.
Why You Should Be Watching: You’re the Worst
When it debuted in early 2014 on FX, You’re the Worst unfortunately got lumped together with all the other shows about people in relationships that were in production or released around that time. You’re the Worst was a lower-key choice for the network: a small-scale character comedy that had none of the splashy, dramatic flare of other flagship shows. This tonal difference between the network and You’re the Worst was maybe why it was »
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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