Emmys

Eye on Emmy: Alison Brie Embraces Her Spot Within TV's Elite Community of Funny People

Alison Brie was once a drama queen. Though today she is best known for playing both sweet and saucy Annie on NBC’s quirky comedy Community and Mad Men‘s over-the-top scene stealer Trudy, Brie was once a theater student studying the works of Shakespeare on the road to achieving her “naïve” goal of becoming an actress who does only serious stage and film work. Five years later, she’s enlisting her inner funnygirl (and eliciting Emmy buzz) for not one but two acclaimed TV gigs, plus a supporting role in Judd Apatow’s latest film comedy, The Five-Year Engagement. READ MORE

Fall TV Mystery: Has Community's Pierce Left the Group for Good? (Do We Want Him Back?)

“No thanks. I’m done with you guys. I like this school, but I’m done with whatever you call this.”

With those words at the close of last month’s season finale, Community curmudgeon Pierce Hawthorne rebuffed Jeff’s invitation to rejoin the study group and walked away, seemingly having had his fill of being cast the villain -– a perception he had just minutes earlier upturned by riding to Greendale’s rescue in the paintball battle with City College.

Will Pierce ever reclaim his chair beside Troy? Can he be convinced to forgive those who hated on him? Series creator Dan Harmon, for one, didn’t set out to leave viewers with any cliffhangers … READ MORE

Emmys

Eye On Emmy: Joel McHale Reveals Why Community Is His 'Boyhood Fantasy Come True'

Joel McHale seems to be everywhere these days. Over the past year, he’s established himself as a respected comedian (touring the country with his standup gig); expanded his burgeoning movie career (he has three films slated for release in 2011 and spent May in Boston shooting the dark comedy Ted opposite Mark Wahlberg); and continued his run on two TV gigs, hosting E!’s weekly satirical clip-show The Soup, and starring on NBC’s buzzy sitcom Community as Jeff Winger, the acerbically charming womanizer with a proverbial heart of gold.

It is the latter that might finally garner some industry recognition for McHale in the form of a 2011 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series… READ MORE

Community's Brand-New 'Clip Show': We Preview 12 of the 78 (!) Can't-Miss Moments

The Community crew has really been holding out on us! Sure, we’ve seen an adventure or two (zombiepocalypses, paintball wars) over the years, but this Thursday’s installment (NBC, 8/7c) presents Greendale in a whole new light — one alternately featuring ghosts, glee clubs, and a great love (or loathing) of something called The Cape. As “clip” shows go, this episode is rather epic, boasting some 78 separate (and brand-new) scenes. I’m here to dish on 12 of the standouts. Plus, find out what the cast and creators have to say about the laborious undertaking. READ MORE

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Community Producer: NBC Was 'Very Cool' About This Week's Cougar Town Lovefest

The Community-Cougar Town mutual admiration society was taken to a whole new level Thursday when NBC’s genre-bending sitcom once again broke convention and gave a shout-out — make that 12! — to its ABC counterpart. Which begs the question: How in the world did Community‘s Powers That Be get this cross-network lovefest past the Peacock bigwigs? READ MORE

PaleyFest '11: Six Surprising Spoilers From the Community Panel

Community took the stage at PaleyFest ’11 Tuesday night, and it may have been the highlight of the entire festival. Minus two of its brightest stars (Alison Brie and Donald Glover), Joel McHale and Co., including boss-man Dan Harmon, laughed their way through a panel that featured Greendale scoop, baby blabber and an audience member “Pop! Pop!”-in’. …READ MORE