Dan Harmon is trying to laugh about the ratings situation. Speaking with Deadline in a new interview, Harmon does recognize that the show pulls in low numbers — but also seems to believe that the ratings system is not entirely accurate:
“Nothing we really do works in terms of ratings. As far as critical respect goes, you can see a meteoric upward curve happening in the second season. If I only looked at our Nielsens, I wouldn’t even know that our show was on the air, much less if it was doing better or worse, because our audience is that small. The Nielsens were invented when television was splitting 200 million people three ways. Now, if somebody’s cat happens to turn on the TV, my numbers can double. It’s almost unrelated to what’s really happening.”
We hope everyone enjoyed the Community finale last night! Paintball continued and you can go behind the scenes of the set below. Also included is a Star Wars-style highlight and last night’s end tag as Abed explains how they saved Greendale.
Community Paintball Wow!
Watch behind-the-scenes footage of the paintball-tastic season finale!
Ep 224: Sneak Attack
Annie, Abed and Shirley surprise the Stormtroopers, Star Wars-style.
Ep 224: Abed Reigns Supreme
Watch Abed survive the thrilling finale and live to tell the tale!
Last night’s Community was full of adventure when Shirley went into labor mid-anthropology final! We’ve also got the latest behind-the-scenes scoop right from the cast and crew in the last edition of “What the Fans Crave.” Plus, don’t miss an amazing preview at the huge paintball finale, featuring guest star Josh Holloway!
Ep 222: Changs Are Never Born in Hospitals
Chang explains the strange places where his family members have been born.
Ep 222: A Reason to Be Alarmed
Troy and Abed use a broken fire alarm to blackmail Dean Pelton.
What the Fans Crave Behind the Scenes: Intense Edition!
Watch the cast and crew weigh in on – what else!? – Shirley going into labor!
Paintball Heats Up!
Annie has an unusual reaction when a hot new player enters the paintball wars!
“Community” creator and executive producer Dan Harmon joins director and executive producer Joe Russo; series producer Jake Aust; supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Mark Binderl; and director of photography Gary Hatfield for a 2011 NAB Show session titled “Community: Intelligent Comedy Meets Innovative Production,” on Tuesday, April 12 at 2pm in the Content Theater. The 2011 NAB Show takes place April 9-14 in Las Vegas.
After lampooning everything from “The Godfather” to “Pulp Fiction” to “Dungeons and Dragons,” NBC’s sophomore series “Community” continues to stockpile fans. Its nimble cast, inspired writing and quirky performances have made the series a favorite with consumers and critics alike. Behind the scenes, imagination is also part of the show’s success, with the production team utilizing an innovative file-based production workflow, allowing producers to keep the series both flexible and economical.
As fans of NBC’s “Community” know, last night’s (Thursday) episode, “Critical Film Studies,” began with Jeff Winger (Joel McHale), wearing a suit straight out of “Reservoir Dogs” (OK, it was actually out of “Pulp Fiction,” but it’s the same suit), walking to to a dinner engagement.
In voiceover, he says, “It was my friend Abed’s birthday. I had met Abed at community college almost two years earlier. His obsession with pop culture had always alienated him. He’d quote movies, pretend his life was a TV show. He watched ‘Cougar Town.’ It was as if he didn’t want people to like him.”
At dinner, Abed (Danny Pudi) tells Jeff of his love of the ABC sitcom “Cougar Town,” co-created by Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel, and tells an elaborate story that ends with him having an accident in his pants (in the story he’s telling, not at dinner).
Great news for fans of television comedy and particularly the excellent shows airing Thursday nights on NBC: the network has officially decided to renew Community, Parks & Recreation andThe Office for another season! The news comes from TV Line where NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said “I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively.”
Happy Friday! If you missed last night’s episode of Community, make sure to watch it here. Additionally, look below for hilarious highlight clips featuring Jeff in jail, Troy and Abed pleading their case to Britta, and this week’s EndTag that shows how close the study group has grown. Don’t miss the fantastic behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Custody Law & Eastern European Diplomacy” along with some advice from Dan Harmon! Enjoy!
Ep 218: Chang in Chains?
Shirley finds a way to crush Chang’s dream of playing a fatherly role in her child’s life.
Ep 218: Troy and Abed Draw the Line.
Troy and Abed don’t want Britta to ruin another one of their budding friendships.
Ep 218: The Social Network
The GCC gang loves hanging out – as long as they can bring their favorite gadgets.
The One That Sticks
Bonus dialogue! Star interviews! Dan Harmon! Check out here!
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