22 November 2012 5:49 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

In the United States, it's Thanksgiving, and I wanted to take a minute to say how grateful I am to my readers for coming back every day and providing better commentary than I do, my great boss Dennis, coworkers like snicks, Louis, Brian, Lyle and all our writers and moderators. I'm amazed every day that I get paid to do this, and that people actually care what I say.

Surprising absolutely no one, Chevy Chase has quit Community, effective immediately. Since most of the series has already been shot, he'll only be absent for a few episodes at the end of the season. Chase has been pretty clear he hated doing television, and he hated his bigoted character even more.

I woke up Wednesday morning to an email from legendary activist David Mixner, who let me know that I'd made his Best of 2012 List, for Best Column. It's a bit »

- lostinmiami

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