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Deadline has revealed that Chevy Chase has parted ways with NBC's cult comedy series Community by mutual consent, bringing to an end a difficult three-and-a-half year collaboration that saw the actor clashing with the show's producers on numerous occasions. Chase, who portrays the character of Pierce Hawthorne, will leave the show immediately, having already completed the bulk of filming for the fourth season.
Considering the recent history between Chase and the show's producers (not to mention his notoriously difficult behaviour), the actor's departure comes as little surprise. Last year, he was involved in a public spat with Community creator and former showrunner Dan Harmon, while he also threatened to leave the show following the conclusion of season three. Chase has panned the show on multiple occasions recently and just last month he was said to have dropped the N-word during the latest in an ongoing series of on set tirades. »
This news would have been wonderful twenty years ago; Dan Aykroyd announced on his official Facebook page yesterday that he and fellow Saturday Night Live icon Chevy Chase are currently collaborating on what he calls a “new script concept” for a comedy. Here’s his announcement in full:
Chevy (Chase) and I are about to start work on a script concept for a comedy movie. Cannot say too much about the concept, but the joy of working with him again is one that I am extremely excited about. Chevy is one of my favourite people, and one of the great anarchistic and physically committed comedians in the business.
As you can see there isn’t much to go on here, and they aren’t even at the screenwriting phase yet as they’re just working on a “concept.” This will be Akyroyd and Chase’s fourth collaboration together and third »
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