Posts tagged: Chevy Chase

Is ‘Community’ Star Chevy Chase Quitting The Show?

By , April 1, 2012
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Dan Harmon at a panel for Community at PaleyFest 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On the heels of Deadline’s report that Chase is in a feud with “Community” creator Dan Harmon – and the airing of a profanity-laden voicemail Chase left Harmon(warning: very NSFW) after Harmonreportedly called Chase out for storming off the set and then gave him an unfiltered roast at the show’s Season 3 wrap party — Huffington Post has some more insight into Chase’s attitude about the fan-favorite show.

 Well it would’ve been easy to write Pierce out of the show at the end of last season when he quit the study group and stormed off …
[Last season], no one had any idea whether I would or wouldn’t come back, but who in God’s name in this country would care?
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Larry Cedar Cast as Pierce’s Father on Community

By , September 11, 2011

Larry Cedar (DeadwoodTwo and a Half Men) will appear on an episode of the NBC sitcom this fall as Pierce’s father, even though the actor is a dozen years younger than Chevy Chase.

 

Community returns on September 22 with new episodes and new characters played by John Goodman and Michael K. Williams.

Read more: http://www.tvfanatic.com/2011/09/larry-cedar-cast-as-pierces-father-on-community/#ixzz1Xen0DzfC

 

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How NBC’s Community Promotes Community Colleges

By , November 1, 2010
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When NBC’s Community premiered last season, critics agreed that the show was sure to be a hit. Armed with a delightful cast — reviewers were pleasantly surprised by Joel McHale and Chevy Chase’s acting abilities — each episode delivers a sharp, quirky and often laugh-out-loud funny script.
All of these things set the program apart from lesser sitcoms, but it is the way that Community capitalizes on the community college experience that makes it really stand out.

Read the full story on Huffington Post

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Interview: Community’s Gillian Jacobs

By , September 24, 2010
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Cinemablend has an Interview with Community’s Gillian Jacobs, here are some of the highlights:

Where do we pick up with your character in season two?

Well, you know, we pick up where we ended at the end of season one where [Britta’s] thrown her hat into the ring with what she thinks is only a love triangle, she doesn’t know it’s a quadrangle. I think that Britta’s ego got the best of her in that whole scenario with the “Tranny Dance” and maybe she’s having some regrets about how she behaved, because that often happens, and maybe feeling a little morning-after regret and remorse at how everything went down. But she’s a prideful person so I think that sometimes prevents her from admitting fault when it would probably be helpful for her to just say, “I messed up.” She’s created a mess. She’s created a big ol’ mess.

Are we going to see any surprises come out about Britta that we didn’t see in season one?

Every week’s a surprise to me. I didn’t know I said “Bag-el,” I didn’t know I had a cat, I didn’t know I had a one-eyed cat. I’m trying to think. I think that’s the really great thing about this show is that we’re so enriching the back-story of these people, so hopefully/maybe this year we’re going to delve a little bit more into their lives outside of Greendale. I don’t know, maybe we’ll learn more about her family, her life, or how she pays for community college – I have a lot of questions that are unanswered thus far. [laughs] I’ve been so thrilled, you know, with the character development that I had over the course of season one with flushing her out as a person with flaws and insecurities and hang-ups. So I can only imagine she has a lot more issues that I have yet to discover.

So with the second season and stiffer competition in your timeslot, do you think it will be those character moments or more for the movie parodies, like the Apollo 13 episode?

You have different fans who respond to different things. I can’t really speak for viewership as a whole, because I think that there are some people that really get attached to the characters and the love triangles, and that’s the thing that they’re really engaged in, and there are other people who are just in love with the pop culture references. So I can’t say what would make people tune in to our show specifically, but the thing that we have going for us is that you can never predict what we’re going to do next, because we’ve created a world where anything can happen. There’s not that sense of, “Oh, it’s the same setup-setup-joke.” I think that keeps people coming back, that’s what makes people tell all their friends to watch our show and have Community viewing parties. You know, say, “I won’t be your friend anymore if you don’t watch this show,” so I think that’s our strong suit. You can’t really predict what we’re going to do.

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NBC’s Community Goes To Comic-Con

By , July 14, 2010
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  • NBC’s Community Cast and Creative Team: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Hilton Bayfront:The cast and crew of NBC’s next great comedy take and discuss the importance of a good secondary education at a no-frills community college. And yes, Chevy Chase will be there.

Source: UGO

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‘Community’ finds resurgence

By , June 16, 2010
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Can a positive critical re-evaluation and heightening buzz help a struggling series when Emmy season rolls around? NBC is about to find out when it sees how voters respond to “Community.”

“As our season progressed, critics were starting to say nice things about our show,” series creator Dan Harmon notes.

Already, the number of critics enthusiastically jumping on the show’s bandwagon over the course of the season has helped secure the low-rated sitcom — starring Joel McHale and Chevy Chase as students at a mediocre community college — a second-season renewal.

“There wasn’t a great ratings story for the show, but increasingly, there was a lot of online chatter and critics standing up for the show,” says Jeff Ingold, Executive Vice President, Comedy Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios, in charge of comedy development. “That helps in keeping a show strong in terms of how it’s perceived by the network. Hearing from objective third parties can keep these shows alive while waiting for audiences to find them.”

Read the full story on Variety

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Chevy Chase, Danny Glover Set for ‘A Great Night in Harlem,’ 5/20

By , April 7, 2010

On Thursday, May 20, The Jazz Foundation of America will presents its 9th annual “A Great Night in Harlem” from 8 PM to 10 PM at the Apollo Theater (253 West 125th St. New York, NY). The “A Great Night in Harlem” gala concert will benefit our Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. The evening will be hosted by Chevy Chase, Danny Glover, Michael Imperioli, and David Johansen.

Source: Broadway World

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Community – Episode 1.21 – Contemporary American Poultry – April 22nd

By , April 2, 2010
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04/22/2010 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Thursday) : GREENDALE FACES A FOWL SITUATION – Jeff (Joel McHale) and Troy (Donald Glover) take on the chicken finger shortage that has a gripped Greendale Community College. Witnessing this show of activism by her fellow students causes Britta (Gillian Jacobs) to struggle with the unsatisfactory number of causes she currently supports. Chevy Chase, Ken Jeong, Danny Pudi, Alison Bree and Yvette Nicole Brown also star.

Read more: http://www.spoilertv.com/search/label/Community#ixzz0jxlfRJUj

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Actor enjoys sense of ‘Community’

By , March 10, 2010

The Star-Telegram has an interview with Danny Pudi, who plays pop-culture savant Abed on NBC’s Community. Here are some of the highlights:

On what Pudi knows that Abed doesn’t:

I grew up a huge baseball fan and sports fan. I remember just memorizing baseball cards and statistics as a kid. I’d get the newspaper every day with my grandma, and I’d read the newspaper’s sports section every day, and just kind of memorize statistics. I grew up in Chicago during a beautiful time in terms of sports, where Michael Jordan was winning championships left and right, and I’m a White Sox fan, so it was a great time to memorize statistics and stuff.

On how people react to Abed:

It’s kind of fun to be the voice of so many people. I’ll meet people all the time who’ll say, “Dude, I know someone just like [Abed]!” Or “I’m that guy! I quote movies all the time!” People will quote movies to me on the street sometimes, and I’ll just have to be like, “Yep! Totally!” Even though sometimes I don’t even get ‘em. Because I’m not Abed — but I am Abed. I think everyone can say that they know someone [like him], and I think there’s a little bit of Abed in everyone.

On whether appearing on a show with the very tall Joel McHale makes him feel short:

He doesn’t make me feel short, but he does make me feel like less of a man [laughs]. Joel McHale is, I think, 6-foot-4, and so is Chevy Chase. I’m 6-foot, which is great. One of the things people say often to me on the street is “Wow! You’re much taller than I expected!” Because of my frame — I’m kind of wiry and gangly, and I look like an Indian Gumby — my frame is way smaller than Joel or Chevy’s. Those guys are like real men. I’m kind of like a boy, though. I am married, though. And I think my wife’s happy.

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Katharine McPhee Discusses Her Community Guest-Starring Role

By , March 8, 2010

Katharine McPhee Discussed Her Community Guest-Starring Role with Movie Web; here are the highlights:

What did you think of Community? Were you a big fan?

Katharine McPhee: You know it’s funny. I tell the story, Joel – I got on the show and obviously, you know, I was in a really crazy cycle because I was just coming off of my first promo week of my record being released and so I wasn’t watching any television at that time. And Joel was like so, you know, how do you like our show, you been watching it? And I was like, uh, I’ve seen it but I haven’t been seeing it. And he goes – he was like oh, that’s horrible. He was like, that’s horrible, you’re on our show and you haven’t even watched it. He was like, you’d better go home and watch it. And I swear to you since then I’ve TiVoed and watched, you know, because I haven’t been home – literally watched every episode. And, I just – I just think of – in all sincerity, separate from me being a part of the show for this one episode, I think it’s one of NBC’s best shows on TV right now, because it’s so well written. All the characters are so defined and, you know, I just wish the best for all of them on that show because they really deserve it. It’s a great show.

Will we see you in Community again? Is there a chance for you to come on again?

Katharine McPhee: You know, I think there’s always a chance. I was discussing – no, well I wasn’t discussing. The producers had come up to me – they always have a couple of characters come back and reoccur. And they said, “Well oh, maybe we’ll be able to have you back,” which was always a nice thing to hear. It means you did a good job and – but of course if my show – I got this pilot that I got which was also an NBC show, if it gets picked up I highly doubt I’ll be another guest. I probably won’t be the guest starring on their show because I don’t know if there’s competition within your own networks but, I’m not sure yet.

How was working alongside Chevy Chase? I mean you play his what – his stepdaughter?

Katharine McPhee: Yeah, well speaking of someone who’s funny, he is a fun guy. You never know what’s going to come out of Chevy Chase’s mouth, it’s just like unpredictable. And he’s very sweet. And I was worried like the first day and I’d never met him before and I was like oh, I hope he’s nice. And I get intimidated easily and he was just such a lovely guy – really, really, lovely. I mean everyone was lovely on the show.

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