Community has had quite the history, and it’s a major feat that the show has managed to stay on the air despite the struggling ratings and behind-the-scenes malarkey that has been thrown in the show’s way throughout its run. Surprisingly, the show has remained a resilient cult favourite, fulfilling the “six-seasons-and-a-movie” doctrine. The show has seen Chevy Chase falling out with series creator Dan Harmon; Harmon then getting fired; Chase deciding to leave; Season four losing its way due to the departure of Harmon; Harmon being reinstated. And, just when we thought things were copacetic, show favorite Donald Glover announced his plans to leave, with Yvette Nicole Brown following suit after season five. You have to admire the tenacity of the remaining cast and crew and the respect they uphold towards the fans. (more…)
Seth Green & Matthew Senreich’s Secret ‘Star Wars’ Project Revealed – ‘Star Wars Detours’ Trailer Debuts!
Having been kept in the dark about what the secret Star Wars show Seth Green and Matthew Senreich have been secretly working on we’ve finally got a trailer! Premiering at Star Wars Celebration VI it’s the first trailer for Star Wars Detours, their animated, comedic spin on the Star Wars universe for Cartoon Network. Note, it’s Cartoon Network not [adult swim] which means the comedy will be far more family friendly, but it’s no less hilarious. Check it out,
Okay, I laughed my ass off more than few times during this trailer, so I’m pumped for it to hit the airwaves. Plus, how cool is it many of the voices from Robot Chicken, like the Emperor (Seth MacFarlane) and Boba Fett (Breckin Meyer), are being used in this show? Also joining the cast as regulars are Joel McHale, Donald Faison, and Jennifer Hale.
Now we wait for an official premiere date, oh how I hope it’s this fall!
Source: TDW: Geek
Even with Dan Harmon‘s sudden exit from his creation, as well as the move to its new home on the Friday night “death slot”, NBC‘s Community has at least one glimmer of good news lately. Season four will see the return of the entire cast of the series.
According to Deadline, everyone will be back for the abbreviated fourth season of the comedic series, despite reports of some cast members moving on to new projects. Community premieres on October 19th, and will bring back series regulars Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Yvette Nicole Brown, Chevy Chase and Gillian Jacobs in their return as the eclectic group of students from Greendale Community College. The only name not mentioned was Jim Rash – Dean Craig Pelton to the fans of the series – who may have yet to sign on.
Hopefully, Jim is only finishing the negotiations of his contract and we’ll see him again as well. New co-showrunners and executive producers David Guarascio and Moses Port will take over in this shortened 13 episode season produced by Sony Pictures Television. If this keeps up, fans may very well get their six seasons and a movie (fingers crossed).
Source: Coming Soon
And the bitch slapping of the NBC comedy line-up continues, with the upcoming season of Community looking to have taken the heaviest of shots once again.
Now that NBC has muscled out show creator Dan Harmon and wiggled in the team of David Guarascio and Moses Port, fans of the series are more then a bit worried. With a majority of the shortened season’s scripts already done, that still leaves areas where things need to be finished or rewritten according to Guarascio and Port. This alone makes people want to shy away from the series when it returns this September, and by September, I now mean October.
That’s right, according to the NBC’s Fall line-up via Deadline, Community is still slated for Friday nights, otherwise known as the “Friday night death slot.” Yet to add insult to injury NBC has pushed back the premiere of season 4 until mid-October alongside the sophomore sitcom Whitney. Check out the entire schedule yourself below:
Wednesday, August 8 “GO ON” (sneak peek following Olympic Games coverage)
Sunday, August 12 “ANIMAL PRACTICE” (sneak peek following Olympic Games Closing Ceremonies)
Monday, August 13 8-10 p.m. “STARS EARN STRIPES” (two-hour premiere) 10-11 p.m. “Grimm”
Wednesday, September 5 7:30-8:30 p.m. “NFL Kickoff Special 2012” (regular season) 8:30-11 p.m. “Sunday Night Football” (regular season)
Sunday, September 9 7-8:15 p.m. “Football Night in America” (regular day and time) 8:15-11 p.m. “Sunday Night Football” (regular day and time)
Monday, September 10 8-10 p.m. “The Voice”
Tuesday, September 11 9-9:30 p.m. “GO ON” (time period premiere) 9:30-10 p.m. “THE NEW NORMAL” 10-11 p.m. “Parenthood”
Wednesday, September 12 10-10:30 p.m. “GUYS WITH KIDS” (sneak peek after penultimate “America’s Got Talent”)
Friday, Sept 14 9-10pm – “Grimm” (time period premiere)
Monday, September 17 10-11 p.m. “REVOLUTION”
Thursday, September 20 8:30-9 p.m. “Up All Night” 9-9:30 p.m. “The Office” 9:30-10 p.m. “Parks and Recreation”
Wednesday, September 26 8-8:30 p.m. “ANIMAL PRACTICE” (time period premiere) 8:30-9 p.m. “GUYS WITH KIDS” (time period premiere) 9-11 p.m. “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (two-hour premiere)
Thursday, October 4 8-8:30 p.m. “30 Rock”
Wednesday, October 10 10-11 p.m. “CHICAGO FIRE”
Friday, October 19 8-8:30 p.m. “Whitney” 8:30-9 p.m. “Community”
Their allowing new shows like Go On (starring Matthew Perry) and Animal Practice to air special previews during the Summer 2012 Olympics and Joel McHale is being forced to be shown on television after a series starring a bloody monkey? Even the final season of 30 Rock is getting better treatment and it was forced to deal with Kim Kardashian, proving once and for all that the comedic series is dead and it all starts with Community.
Remember that odd Micheal Fassbender is a robot reality bending meta buzzword buzzword viral video for Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus? The weird little commercial that made you almost believe that you could buy a Fassbender of your very own? Well The Soup did their own parody of it, and really shows off afar superior product.
Honestly, if you could buy your own booze fueled clip show hosting robot, wouldn’t you? I would, and I am not even taking into account the huge man crush I have been carrying for Joel McHale for all these years. Why, if I this was real I would get a third mortgage to pay for a Joel-bot, and we’d hang out and have adventures and share our secrets and it would totally be a way more fun than the restraining orders I keep getting from the real one.
Hey look, the video is up after the jump!
Last night’s MTV Movie Awards had a lot of things. It had Russell Brand trying once again to be funny; it had mentions of the Hunger Games and Twilight, both of which won several awards; and it had an extended look at Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises.
Except for Brand, it was a great night. The real treat may have been hidden in plain sight, though.
Viewers of last night’s award show may have witnessed a little sketch involving comedy love child Joel McHale as Lester Boonshaft, archery guru to the stars. And aside from the awesome moment when Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence talked about her “tits”, there was an Easter egg that a lot of people may have missed. Check out the screenshot below and see what we’re talking about:
Yeah, even we missed it too. The astute people over at TrekMovie spotted what appears to be a Klingon behind the head of Star Trek 2 director J.J. Abrams, a race not yet seen in either the theatrical reboot or upcoming film franchise. And it was no accident either.
Fans of the series know that the race was previously seen featured in a deleted scene from Abrams’ first adventure on the Enterprise – it even shares a similar design. Putting two and two together, this appears to be a locked-in thing… but when HitFix reached out to reps for the film and they were “reluctant to go on the record”. Does this reluctance to respond ensure that Klingons will be seen in the Star Trek sequel? The studio still denies that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Khan so maybe it’s their way of saying “yes”.
Source: Cinema Blend
After the sudden mid-season hiatus, the fan-fueled revival and the triumphant return of Dan Harmon‘s hit TV series Community, the network has given the green light for season four to air some time in 2012-2013.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed earlier today that Sony Pictures will begin filming some time after the final three episodes air back-to-back one week from tonight on May 17th. While our time with the Greendale Community College will be quite a bit shorter than most other shows on the network with only 13 episodes in the upcoming season, we should be thankful; NBC could have just given everyone the finger and left the show in TV land limbo.
Starring Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong and Chevy Chase, this fourth season may be its last if the network has its way this time.
The return of the third season didn’t go as they had hoped, receiving only modest viewership ratings and with the sudden departure of writer-producers Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan who left for 20th Century Fox, the season became more of a “here you go, be happy” kind of deal. Let’s face it, the only reason the remainder of season three was filmed and aired was because of the fans that were left after all the campaigning for the season’s completion.
Despite rumors of fan pushes and petitions online for “six seasons and a movie”, season four may become the graduation year for the students of Greendale and fans might have to accept that.
What do you think? Should NBC push for yet another season or has Community seen it’s last days?
Source: Coming Soon
Nerdy Bits: Barbie – the Doll on Fire, Hellgirl, Joel Mchale Saves Nintendo, Star Wars Intergalactic Idol and MORE!
Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOVE: So here’s Barbie, the doll on fire! Now small girls can play at fighting their friends in a gladiatorial child death match! [The Mary Sue]
Community has returned after a three month hiatus that had fans freakin’ out with fear their favorite comedy was getting axed. Thankfully, Community prevailed and is back where it belongs, Thursday nights at 8pm on NBC. Make sure you join us every week as we recap the continuing exploits of Greendale’s most infamous study group.
Last night’s episode, “Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts” was for a Community episode, pretty normal. In fact, “what is normal?” was what this episode was all about. It’s almost as if this was meant to hook new viewers tuning in who might have been initially turned off by the constant barrage of pop culture references and absolutely insane situations common at Greendale. Personally, that’s what I love about the show but last night’s episode also proved these characters can grow and develop moreso than most sitcom characters are ever allowed to.
Right off the bat we depart from what’s normal for Community and have an episode focused on Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown). She’s always been the most underused character on the show and it’s great to finally have an episode where she shines. It begins with Shirley and Pierce (Chevy Chase) contemplating a joint business venture with a sandwich shop but that’s immediately interupted by Shirley’s ex, Andre (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) serenading her a la Boys II Men and proposing, again. She accepts, again, and we’re off with a wedding episode. Those pull in the high ratings, right? Good, because this is Community‘s chance to finally win over anyone not yet in on the joke and maybe stick around for those six seasons and a movie.
Community is one of those shows that many people don’t really understand. Those that do get the inside jokes are laughing hysterically while others simply stare at the television. The show has grown a devoted, active fanbase which helped bring the show back to finish it’s third season. No one is certain that a fourth season will happen, so this might be the last couple of episodes for the show.
The cast of Community has teamed up to bring us a series or animated promo shorts set to debut on Hulu on March 7th. There are three shorts that will be released over three consecutive days entitled Abed’s Master Key. Each episode will be two minutes long.
Here’s the synopsis:
In the three-part sequence of “Abed’s Master Key,” Dean Pelton hires Abed as his temporary assistant. Entrusted with a Greendale Master Key, Abed abuses his power to help his friends, and after Britta confronts Abed, she heads down the same dark path.
Chris Van Amburg, senior vice president of U.S. marketing had this to say in a statement,
“These animated shorts are a vital component to our multi-pronged campaign aimed at driving awareness to the show’s return to NBC on March 15. The ‘Community’ actors and team were eager to lend their voices and support to an effort intended to engage their loyal fan base that has rabidly kept the show thriving via flash mobs, fan art, viral videos, dedicated fan sites and on Facebook and Twitter.”
From the press release:
On Thursday, March 15 at 8/7c, “Community” returns to the NBC lineup with the episode, “Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts,” in which Andre (Malcolm Jamaal Warner) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) plan to remarry, throwing Annie and Britta into wedding-planning mode. Jeff, meanwhile, prepares a speech while Troy and Abed practice acting normal. Elsewhere, Pierce and Shirley present a sandwich-shop proposal to Dean Pelton.
Created by Dan Harmon (“The Sarah Silverman Program”), “Community” is a smart comedy series about a band of misfits who attend Greendale Community College. At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, “The Soup”), a fast-talking lawyer whose degree has been revoked. With some help from his fellow classmates, Winger forms a study group who eventually learn more about themselves than their course work. Also among the series stars are comedy legend Chevy Chase (“Chuck”), Gillian Jacobs (“The Book of Daniel”), Yvette Nicole Brown (“Rules of Engagement”), Danny Pudi (“Greek”), Alison Brie (“Mad Men”), Donald Glover (“30 Rock”), Ken Jeong (The Hangover) and Academy-Award® winning screenwriter Jim Rash.
Check out the trailer for the animated shorts below, and let us know what you think.