Community's Joel McHale: 'I Literally Am Praying' That Dan Harmon Stays on As Showrunner

Joel McHale was on a plane when word broke that Community creator Dan Harmon might not be staying on as showrunner for Season 4. As such, when he disembarked, “My Twitter feed had about 500 ‘at’ (@) mentions” from followers curious about the unexpected wrinkle, he shares with TVLine. “I was like, ‘Oh, something must have happened.’ And it was that whole thing.”

Asked for a status report on Harmon’s possible exit …READ MORE

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NBC Boss on Community's Friday Move and Possible Departures of Dan Harmon, Chevy Chase

Although the show’s diehard fans may disagree, Community‘s relocation from Thursday to Friday is a good thing, maintains NBC president Robert Greenblatt.

“The show has its faithful audience and they will follow it to the ends of the Earth,” the exec insists. “And I really wanted to do something to invigorate Friday because we love Grimm. So I thought, let’s …READ MORE

What TVLine Is Thankful For This TV Season: Sweet Revenge, the Very Good Sons and More!

One thing for a TV enthusiast to be thankful for is that on several nights of the week — we’re namely looking at you, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday — there is simply too much good TV to watch. But what specifically about this season has TVLine tipping its invisible hat? READ THE EDITORS’ LIST

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Community Cast, Creator Preview the 'Most Ambitious Season We've Ever Done!'

As of now, there are no paintball wars or zombiepocalypses to speak of in Community‘s third season (premiering this Thursday at 8/7c). But showrunner Dan Harmon and the cast of the innovative NBC comedy tell TVLine, and thus viewers, that there’s no cause for concern.

“It’s not ‘Chicken Fingers’ [a la the Season 1 episode ‘Contemporary American Poultry’], but this season is the most ambitious that we’ve ever done,” Joel McHale says candidly. …READ MORE

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Community Scoop: [Spoiler] Moves In With New Roomies Troy and Abed!

TVLine has learned that Community‘s Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) aren’t the only study buddies shacking up in Season 3. Another member of the Greendale gang is moving in with the bromancers early in the school year, and it’s not who you might expect. (No, it’s not the perpetually homeless Chang.) READ MORE

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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

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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