It looks like Alison Brie will be fairly busy in the near future. Formerly starring in the hit comedy Community, Brie has been cast as the lead in Netflix’s comedic remake of the 80’s wrestling show, G.L.O.W. The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling was a pro-wrestling counterpart to the WWE in the 1980’s that focused on a colorful cast of all female wrestlers. In actuality, the majority of the stars had no previous training in the ring.
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…)
Ok, so who remembers the teen movie entitled ‘Not Another Teen Movie?‘ I don’t because I don’t watch corny stuff. But let’s imagine that somebody wanted to build off the fad of those parody movies and pitched ‘Not Another High School Show‘ for television. It was developed in 2007 and a pilot was shot for Comedy Central but it wasn’t picked up. The show was allegedly supposed to include individual sketches, an example of which somebody found in a trashcan and put on YouTube. It’s called ‘Muffy The Vampire Slayer’ and holy cats are you in for it. Not to dissect it too deeply before you’ve watched the clip, but let’s just say that it starred Alison Brie in the title role. Oh, and Jennifer Lawrence pops in for a few seconds too. Wait a minute, this sounds awesome… (more…)
As if it weren’t already the era of the nerd, yesterday AskMen.com revealed their list of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women–and guess what? The list is littered with actresses who’ve played our favorite heroines of science fiction and fantasy. Let’s review some of the choices that clearly catered to the nerd vote: (more…)
This year’s Comic Con saw a lot of great moments: Loki’s verbal assault on Hall H, Karen Gillan’s bald head, and Dan Harmon‘s dramatic entrance to Sunday’s Communitypanel dressed as Iron Man. Thank to the ever awesome, Emergency Awesome, the full panel is now available online. Featuring Harmon along with executive producer Chris McKenna and stars Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian Jacobs, Ken Jeong, Danny Pudi, and Jim Rash, the panel was a big hit and the crowd was in full celebration. The nightmare that was last season of Community is now behind us.
While Captain America: The First Avenger wasn’t the stunning “marvel” fans expected, many people liked the connection between Steve Rogers and British agent, Peggy Carter. Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell both played their roles wonderfully, but with Cap’s forced cryogenic freeze and revival in the 21st century we never got to see what could have been – and we never will.
Viewers of The Avengers deleted scenes will know Peggy is alive and well, just a little old for Rogers. He might not want to show her his bald eagle is what I’m getting at. Unless Hayley is willing to undergo some prosthetic facial work for Captain America: The Winter Soldier her cameo is non-existent and will require recasting by directors Anthony and Joe Russo. According to TimeOut however, Atwell will have no part in The Winter Soldier whatsoever.
Now this isn’t due to casting issues or scheduling conflicts with Atwell, she simply will not return. Hit the jump for her response. (more…)
Really past the title do we need more? Ok, I suppose in the spirit of fair and balanced reporting there are other actresses being considered for the female lead opposite Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Deadline is reporting that Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), and Imogen Poots (Fright Night, Knight Of Cups) are in line to lose the role to the beloved Annie from TV’s Community.
What? Is it wrong that I think that Brie is perfect for… whatever role this is? How about this little insider tip, former Community producer/writers Joe and Anthony Russo are directing the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: First Avenger. Still not convinced that the insanely wonderful Alison Brie is perfect for nameless love interest to the Star Spangled Man? Well then, allow me to present my evidence:
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 Communityhas 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).
After the sudden mid-season hiatus, the fan-fueled revival and the triumphant return of Dan Harmon‘s hit TV seriesCommunity, 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?
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.