Fall TV Preview

Community's John Goodman Has Dean Pelton's 'Privates In a Vice'! Will Jeff Defend His Foe?

You’ve no doubt read here about the showdown looming in Season 3 of NBC’s Community, between Dean Pelton (played by Jim Rash) and Vice Dean Laybourne, the imperious head of Greendale’s apparently renowned air conditioning repair school. But perhaps no one sums up the gents’ adversarial dynamic better than incoming guest star John Goodman himself. READ MORE

Fall TV Preview

Fall TV Mystery: Who Will Community Cast as the Greendale Gang's New Professor?

School’s out for summer on NBC’s Community, but when Greendale’s elite study group returns for Season 3 come Sept. 22, which class will its members have in common? We got our hands on some casting intel that suggests Joel McHale’s Jeff Winger and his buddies are headed for a crash course in biology — with a brand new professor. The show’s casting department is looking for …READ MORE

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

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

Emmys

Emmys 2011: Sizing Up the Lead Comedy Actor Race — Including Our 6 Dream Nominees

Last year’s Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series race was a David-and-Goliath tale, as relative newcomer Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) brought down comedy giant Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) by denying him a third consecutive win. This year, in addition to both of those likely repeat nominees, there’s also Steve Carell to consider. Having bid farewell to The Office, his swan song season becomes Emmy’s last chance to award him for his seminal role. Will he grab gold? Or will a lovable long shot like Community’s Joel McHale emerge from the pack to change the game? REVIEW CONTENDERS & VOTE