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'Community' Creator, Stars React To Show's Cancellation

May 10th, 2014 9:34am EDT
'Community' Creator, Stars React To Show's Cancellation
After five seasons and low ratings, NBC canceled "Community," a move that broke the hearts of many fans who hoped the network would greenlight one final season to wrap things up.

The show was set at a local junior college and featured a host of quirky characters, including a disbarred lawyer and Christian single mother. Creator Dan Harmon thanked his colleagues and fans for being part of the show.

Twitter isn't big enough to hold my condolences and more importantly my gratitude to the best fans, cast and crew in TV history. Excelsior.

— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) May 9, 2014

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TV's Sexy Female Stars 2013 Edition

January 1st, 2013 2:04pm EST
TV's Sexy Female Stars 2013 Edition
Midseason TV is about to start up, so to heat things up a bit we thought it would be kind on our part to give you our annual list of TV's sexiest ladies. Some on the list are new, some have been around but we assure you that all are extremely hot and sexy.

Check out our list and let us know if we missed anyone.

The Australian beauty Yvonne Strahovski rose to fame in Chuck.
She currently stars on the Showtime series Dexter as Hannah McKay.

Monica Raymund - Once Dana Lodge in The Good Wife and now Gabriela Dawson in Chicago Fire

Hayden Panettiere - as Juliette Barnes in the ABC ...
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Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012

January 2nd, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012
It's hard to believe for many of us the 1982 was 30 years ago. In that year, Ronald Reagan was President, Joe Montana was the Superbowl XVI MVP and the space shuttle Columbia made its first mission.

In movies, E.T., Tootsie and Gandhi ruled the box office while Chariots of Fire took best picture at the Academy Awards that year. Also taking home Oscar gold for best actor and actress in 1982 respectively were Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda for On Golden Pond. In music Michael Jackson released Thriller which sold more than 25 million copies, becoming the biggest selling album in history.

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Will This Be The End Of 'Community' Or Can Greendale Be Saved?

December 12th, 2011 3:15pm EST
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NBC’s “Community,” a show that is “streets ahead” of its contemporaries, is likely to suffer the same fate as another famous show that couldn’t be saved by its cult status: FOX’s “Arrested Development” which ran from 2003-2006 and arguably launched the TV-on-DVD phenomenon. Like “Development,” the brilliance of “Community” comes from the show’s unwillingness to pander to the audience or go for cheap laughs (unless they are intentional/ironic). The writers of the show are also keen on building up punch lines over the course of an entire season and even stretching jokes across seasons. Even t...
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'Community' Recap: Competitive Ecology

October 10th, 2011 7:55am EDT
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The most recent episode of NBC’s “Community” is, in some ways, one of its most meta and self-referential outings. Greendale Community College’s motley study group always seems to be spending more time arguing and screwing off then actually studying (a serious complaint from the show’s critics). In “Competitive Ecology,” the writers, in their unique way, address those who take issue with that aspect of the show.

The team’s Biology professor, Dr. Kane, tells the class that they’ll be partnering up to build a terrarium which will be due the next day. Instead of letting the students choose the...
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‘Community’ Recap: Biology 101

September 23rd, 2011 10:04am EDT
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One of the most entertaining aspects of NBC’s “Community,” now entering Season Three, is its ability to never take itself too seriously. From “Pulp Fiction”-inspired episodes to claymation hallucinations to Sergio Leone-style paintball competitions, “Community” is one of the most inventive shows currently on television.

The episode kicks off with an over-the-top musical number featuring the entire cast (save Chevy Chase’s Pierce Hawthorne who left the group at the end of last season) which describes the characters’ goals for this year (meaning season). As it turns out, the sequence is just...
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Don Cheadle Goes Green For Hilarious 'Captain Planet' Spoof (Video)

September 5th, 2011 9:00pm EDT
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Don Cheadle is saving the planet - one tree at a time. Or should we say, one human tree at a time?

Cheadle, who isn't cast yet, but still might appear in next summer's sure-to-be blockbuster superhero film The Avengers (because of an option in his Iron Man 2 contract), was honored this past July by the Friars Club in New York for his performance alongside Brendan Gleeson in The Guard. The two were honored with a 'Best New Buddy Comedy Duo' Award at the event for their performances in the film, about an Irish cop who reluctantly teams with an uptight FBI agent to take down an international ...
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'Community' Co-Stars Talk Season 2 and Chemistry 101

September 23rd, 2010 8:40am EDT
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Before tuning in for the premiere of “Community” this Thursday on NBC, we were lucky enough to chat with co-stars Joel McHale and Alison Brie about going back to school for a sophomore season and all the crazy chemistry on the set of their hilarious hit comedy.

Fan favorites, Joel McHale and Alison Brie play the study group’s de facto leader, Jeff Winger, and its most studious pupil, Annie Edison. After their characters shared an unexpected kiss in a mid-season episode, the blogosphere was buzzing about the pair’s great chemistry. However, their romantic reunion on the season finale was de...
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'Community' Recap: 'The Art of Discourse'

April 30th, 2010 9:10am EDT
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Put on your homage-spotting caps, it's another new episode of Community.

After last-week's dead-ringer mafia movie/Scorcese parody, the writers took on the godfather of college hijinx flicks- Animal House.

It all begins with Abed, the catalyst for all the meta self-awareness in the Greendale universe, trying to complete his freshman year bucket list by recreating gags culled from classic college comedies.

Troy agrees to be his Morgan Freeman character and is promptly pantsed by Abed, who is disappointed Troy isn't wearing the traditional white heart-print boxers. Troy returns the favor (...
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'Community' Recap: 'Beginner Pottery'

March 19th, 2010 9:42am EDT
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This week's episode of Community, "Beginner Pottery," uses the same premise as "Introduction to Film," something the characters acknowledge when Jeff comes to them with a blow-off class suggestion.

Abed and Annie choose to join him, while Pierce shows up in nautical regalia in order to convince the group to take a one-week boating class. Shirley and Britta are on board, as well as Troy, who says, "A black person on a boat? I gotta see this. I'm in."

Nevermind the nearest body of water is more than two hours away, the school has recently acquired a sailboat, The Nose Candy, via police auct...
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'Community' Recap: 'Basic Genealogy'

March 12th, 2010 9:52am EST
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Just when I thought Community could not get any wilder and awkward, family week at Glendale happened.

Abed brought his family, which was the punch line for many racist jokes by Pierce. Senor Chan brought his brother, who told Senor Chan how ridiculous his name sounds. Troy brought his grandmother, who was “old school”, and ended up whooping Britta with a “switch” (stick).

Jeff has no family, while Pierce brought his super hot ex-stepdaughter, which lead to a classic Pierce line, “Over the course of seven marriages, I've amassed some 32 stepchildren."

Things got a little weird as Pierce w...
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'Community' At PaleyFest: A Taste Of What Being On Their Set Is Like!

March 4th, 2010 11:43am EST
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My audio recording from last night's PaleyFest panel honoring the acting and producing talent of NBC's hit sitcom, Community, is pretty much nonsensical. Between the raucous laughter from the audience, creator Dan Harmon's long, rambling stories, and star Chevy Chase's Christopher Walken-like way of answering questions, everyone had a ton of fun but it became incredibly clear that the show is even more remarkable simply for managing to get scenes shot, despite the crazy off-screen behavior!

Prior to screening "Physical Education," tonight's episode which features Joel McHale in butt shorts...
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A Chat With Joel McHale & Ken Jeong Of NBC's 'Community'

November 19th, 2009 9:46am EST
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Joel McHale may be one of the funniest men on television today, but he's eager to pass the title to everyone else in his ensemble of Community before taking credit himself for the success of the show.

"I think the scripts for the show are the sort of the strongest scripts on television…if we just get the scripts, and they're amazing, but on top of that, the Russo Brothers love improvisation, so it's like the best of both worlds, and that's why you do get dynamite performances out of Ken. Because he can do the page or he can improvise; he can do it all." A very un-Jeff Winger thing to s...
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First Episode Of 'Community' Uneventful

September 18th, 2009 10:08am EDT
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NBC's supposed smash hit Community got off to an inauspicious start as it premiered Thursday night immediately after The Office. Although NBC is relying heavily on a network television virgin, America is ready for Talk Soup's Joel McHale's career to take off.

A super star on the E! Network, McHale is a very talented comedian but has never played the leading role at any level as a professional. He plays Jeff, a snarky former lawyer who has to enroll back at the local community college because the state bar discovers his undergrad degree is erroneous.

Jeff is a good role for the shar...
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Sneak Peek: Joel McHale's 'Community' (Exclusive Video)

September 2nd, 2009 10:40am EDT
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Earlier this summer, Facebook teamed up with the NBC marketing department to bring it back to what it once was: a grassroots college networking site. Through exclusive invitations sent around via Facebook messages, dozens of lucky fans of the new NBC and Joel McHale comedy "Community" got to attend a special screening of the show, followed by a cast Q&A at their local community college.

Last night - after granting Facebook users an instantaneous (and free!) look at the "Community" pilot simply for "Becoming a Fan" of the show on the site - NBC held a screening at "Community's" own Los An...
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