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NBC’s ‘Community hopes for another season

By , February 8, 2010

Decisions as to which network shows will be asked back for the 2010-11 season will made over the next couple of months.

For NBC’s new comedy “Community,” it’s like being a college freshman with a 2.0 GPA — it’s doing OK but there’s no guarantee it will return for a sophomore year.

For those of you who have not found this cool comedy, “Community” features the biggest band of misfit schoolmates since “The Breakfast Club.” Their leader, Jeff, is an ex-lawyer (Joel McHale) who’s more interested in the social aspects of community college than making the grade.

The show has received critical support, but when it comes to viewers, “Community” falls in the middle of the 130 network programs on the five networks.

A solution for the low ratings from Chevy Chase, who plays the world savvy community college student Pierce, has him thinking like a transfer student. “We could go to another network,” Chase sarcastically suggests during an interview on the set.

Read the full story on Fresnobee

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NBC sets season finale dates

By , February 8, 2010

NBC announced season finale dates for a variety of shows that extend all the way to Tuesday, May 25 with the season’s climactic episode of “The Biggest Loser” (8-10 p.m. ET).

Community last episode of the season (and we are still hoping that NBC will renew the show for a second season) is Thursday, May 20, 8-8:30 p.m.

Source: RBR

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Community Valentine

By , February 7, 2010

Love is in the air, and NBC released a promo for comedy Thursday, including some love for Community:

Source: Office Tally

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Community Ratings February 4th

By , February 6, 2010

From 8-8:30 p.m. ET, “Community” (2.2/7 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall) is up versus its prior original telecast by 5 percent in 18-49 rating (2.2 vs. 2.1)and 10 percent in total viewers (5.2 million vs. 4.8 million). “Community” is currently #2 or tied for #2 among the major networks in the slot in adults 18-34, men 18-49 and men 25-54 and is #1 in men 18-34. Last night’s “Community” is up 29 percent versus NBC’s 18-49 average in the time period this season prior to the “Community” debut in the slot (2.2 vs. 1.7).

Source: rbr

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Community Best Moments

By , February 6, 2010

Last episode’s best moments come from EW:
1. This was Vaughn’s third appearance on Community, and while he turned me off the last time he appeared, the guy completely won me over last night. I dug his earnestness when teaching Annie about his guitar: “That’s G, the most important chord. In my mind, it stands for God.”
2. Annie gave Britta a high-five, which Britta turned into a snake (this is the first time I’ve ever seen this done — is turning a high-five into a snake common practice and I just don’t know about it?). Anyhow, it wasn’t Britta’s snake dance that produced the laugh, but rather the way Annie said “Cooooool” as if she were shivering in a rainstorm. Quite adorable.
3. Pierce’s first attempt to make a joke while the gang watches Kick Puncher, about a cyborg cop “whose punches have the power of kicks!” In the movie, the police yelled, “Freeze, police,” and Pierce interjected, “Don’t do that — they’ll get cold!”
4. Vaughn: “Actually, everyone is my bro in the whole entire universe because everything is connected. Rocks… eagles… hats.”
5. After both Annie and Troy individually stormed into the library to yell at Britta and Jeff for trying to manipulate their love life, some old guy named Leonard also barged in to shout, “Hey guys, thanks for eating all the macaroni!” Jeff then admitted to Britta that he did, in fact, eat all of the macaroni.
6. The gang was about to watch Runaway, a movie in which Tom Selleck fights mechanical spiders. But Pierce had prepared jokes for Kick Puncher 2, so he made up this reason as to why they couldn’t watch Runaway: “My brother died on the set of that movie! One of the mechanical spiders just went haywire and tore him to pieces, and Tom Selleck just stood there and watched him die.” And here’s where I admit that I thought Runaway wasn’t a real film, only to learn that it was actually released in 1984.
7. Pierce: “What’s the matter? Mama Chang didn’t breast feed?”
Chang (with sad puppy-dog eyes): “She read in a book that it wouldn’t make a difference.”
8. The great scene in the library where everyone started looking at one another as potential sexual partners. This was preceded by Abed commenting that “When you guys first came in, we were as wholesome and healthy as the family in The Brady Bunch, and now we’re as dysfunctional and incestuous as the cast of The Brady Bunch.”
9. Jeff to Annie: “You started having sex with Britta’s ex-boyfriend!”
Annie: “What? We haven’t even kissed.”
Pierce: “That doesn’t mean you’re not having sex.”

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Community’s Yvette Nicole Brown Breaks Down Sass, Joel McHale, and Weird O.J. Speculation

By , February 5, 2010

Movie Line has an interview with Community star Yvette Nicole Brown. Here are some of the highlights:

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Community has a great ensemble. What do you think Shirley’s place is in the show’s core?
I think Shirley’s kind of the heart of the show in that she’s really sentimental and she just adores everybody in the group, even Chevy’s character Pierce who hits on her all the time. She just really has a love for everyone, so I think the love that oozes out of her and her excitement for everyone makes everyone a cohesive unit. Because she’s got two sides where she’s really, really sweet and then also really, really full of rage — I think that kind of keeps everyone a little nervous around her. The “unstable-ness” of her is where the funny comes in from Shirley.

Some hubbub stirred up online recently, withCommunity fans wondering about the implications of the way your name is presented in opening credits. It appears that a knife is going into a cake that says “Nicole Brown” on it, while your first name “Yvette” floats above. Were you surprised to hear that people drew connections to the slain Nicole Brown and the O.J. Simpson trial?
It was not intentional, and it’s still on credits. People really took that the wrong way. People don’t know that my real full name is Yvette Nicole Brown, and I’ve had it my whole life, long before Nicole Brown was murdered. No one respects her name and legacy more than me, because I kind of carry it now, you know? That’s not something I would’ve chosen for myself, but that’s the way it worked out. The cake and the knife are the two sides of Shirley; she’s sweet and she’s rageful. No one ever thought, “Oh, let’s do something funny about someone who was murdered.” That’s horrible!Nobody involved in the show has that type of spirit.

I was really thinking that the people who saw that and made that connection, it said more about them than about any of us. It sickened me to see that, that people thought we would do that. That people thought I would allow that. You know what I mean? It was just disgusting to me. It has nothing to do with Nicole Brown Simpson, and I totally respect her and — I’m horrified by it. I think the reason it remained is because we knew we hadn’t done that for that reason. We knew why it was there. If you look at everybody’s credit, there’s something about each person. Like Alison [Brie’s] character Annie is very funny, so she has smiley faces. It all has something to do with who the person, or character is. It has nothing to do with anything else.

Can you talk about watching Joel McHale progress on the show? He appears to have become very comfortable as the season has gone on.
Joel is just one of my favorite people on the planet. He’s a very caring, loving family man. All of his snarkiness and smart-aleckiness hides, or is wrapped around, this amazing heart. So that’s the first thing. In regards to his evolution, I’ve been so impressed with him as an actor. I’ve seen him in a couple of things way before he did The Soup, but to see his level of skill? When you’re in a scene acting with someone, a lot of times, when the camera is on them and not on you, you get to actually watch them as a spectator and enjoy them. And Joel’s ability to, what we were talking abouy, change on a dime, but he is the person who has the supercomputer brain. I don’t know if you’d paid really close attention to the chunks of dialogue this man has to deliver, but [creator] Dan Harmon is so intelligent, and so witty and interesting, a lot of things are so deep and crazy, they’re hard to say. Joel has had more tongue-twister-type monologues stuff than everybody — he and Gillian [Jacobs] actually have the most. He is able to deliver it in a way that’s real cerebral, but you’re like “Oh, I get that.” But he’s able to deliver it because he’s such a skilled actor. He says things that are mean-spirited, but because Joel is so likable, you’re OK with it. His innate likability is serving the character Jeff in a way the producers probably never thought was possible. He can do everything as far as I concerned.

Lastly, NBC’s Thursday night lineup is, without a doubt, the most solid in primetime — though it’s not the most highly rated. Is that disheartening?
A lot of shows didn’t start out huge. Seinfeld was seen by almost no one when it started, The Office too. I think we’re going to be a slow burn. There’s going to be people who watch season two, and if we’re lucky to get a season three, people who are then going to go, “What is this show?” and they’ll catch up. I don’t know why more people haven’t found us, but there are a lot of shows that aren’t highly rated that I love. We happen to be on a network that loves to give comedies a chance. Other networks are quick to cancel shows that don’t immediately come out of the box with fifty thousand, million viewers. We’re on a network that says, “No, we love this show, and we’re going to give it a chance to get numbers.” I’m grateful we’re on NBC and thankful we’ll be able to find the audience we’re supposed to have.

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HomeAway Super Bowl 2010 Ad Will Feature Chevy Chase And National Lampoon’s

By , February 5, 2010

HomeAway Inc. has announced their Super Bowl 2010 commercial. The online vacation rental marketplace is going to feature actors Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo in a National Lampoon’s Vacation themed Super Bowl ad. The HomeAway Super Bowl ad could be one of the funniest Super Bowl Ads 2010 based on this setup.

Source: i4u

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Gettin’ Rid of Britta: Full Song

By , February 5, 2010

Vaughn’s rock band performs their new single on campus!

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‘Community’: ‘I Took That Kiss for the Team!’

By , February 5, 2010

“I took that kiss for the team!” “Yeah, that kiss wasn’t for pleasure. It was strategic and joyless.” How about everyone just gathers ’round for one big giant group kiss and gets it over with? Just an idea.

Source: Inside TV

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Is ‘Community’s Annie Ready To Loosen Up?

By , February 4, 2010

Fancast visited Community, and here is the highlight from their visit:

It was comedic chaos when Fancast visited the set of NBC’s ‘Community‘ (Thursdays at 8/7c).

Things started out innocently enough with Ken Jeong dressing down Chevy Chase – or, technically, the veteran actor’s alter ego – as an “Old Navy hipster doofus,” but then they swiftly spiraled out of control thereafter.

“I play 18 on the show, but I think some of the writers forget that I have a nice rack!” laughs Brie, who braves a bikini (and less) in this month’s issue of Complex. Referring to Annie and Jeff’s flirtation, she says, “The fan feedback was crazy. There are even YouTube videos about them” – more often than not forwarded to the actress by the taunting and Internet-savvy Jeong.

Brie says that while such viral mash-ups are “flattering and I appreciate that people are making them, it’s funny to see [Annie and Jeff] cast in a totally different light.” Whether the study buddies’ spark is reignited in future episodes, she says, remains to be seen.

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