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Community Vs. Glee – Go Vote

By , March 4, 2010
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For the month of March, Hulu is teaming up with fans and TV critic Ken Tucker (Entertainment Weekly) to see which of this season’s shows come out on top. This week Community is facing Glee, so make sure to visit and vote for Community!

Here is what EW say about Community:
The Soup‘s Joel McHale slips comfortably into a likable-wise-guy role as the star ofCommunity. McHale gets to flirt and insult to his heart’s content, and he’s impishly believable in both modes. Chevy Chase, meanwhile, ups his WASP quotient and dims his IQ to its lowest wattage, turning up as a would-be-hip baby boomer. Between McHale and Chase, Community has every TV comedy style covered.

And about Glee:

Has there ever been a TV show more aptly named than Glee? It both embodies and inspires exactly that quality. I’m not a musicals kinda guy. But this comedy is so good — so funny, so bulging with vibrant characters — that it blasts past any defenses you might put up against it. Glee will not stop until it wins you over utterly.

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COMMUNITY “Physical Education” Episode 17 And Joel McHale Nude

By , March 4, 2010

A new episode of COMMUNITY “Physical Education” Episode 17 which will air Thursday March 3 2010 at 8pm on NBC.

Episode Synopsis: COMMUNITY “Physical Education” Episode 17 – Jeff (Joel McHale) is excited to show off his pool skills in his new billiards class, only to have his will tested when shorts, not designer jeans, are the required uniform to play. Meanwhile, the gang focuses on helping Abed (Danny Pudi) woo a potential mate by bringing out different sides of his personality. Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Ken Joeng, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown and Donald Glover also star.

Also be advised that If you’re a fan of Joel McHale, ‘Community’ and flagrant full-frontal nudity, then here’s your Christmas present:

The ‘Soup’ host and ‘Community’ star sent out a warning on his Twitter page that reads, “So … on this Thursday’s new ‘Community’ I’m pretty much going to be naked. I’m sending this tweet to prepare my family.”

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Read more: COMMUNITY “Physical Education” Episode 17 | Daemon’s TV
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Former New Orleanian Ken Jeong is getting laughs on ‘Community’

By , March 3, 2010

Nola has an interview with ‘Community’ star, Ken Jeong. Here are some of the highlights:
“My dad was a professor for 35 years, ” said Jeong of D.K. Jeong, an economics professor now retired from the faculty of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro. “I took a class with him in college — just audited it. Watching him teach was like watching him work a room, like Don Rickles.
“He’s clearly where I got my comedy. It amazed me how deeply similar teaching is to performing. When you teach a class, you’ve known the curriculum for years, and you develop a style, the way you present information. You want to develop it in an entertaining way so it sticks with the students. It’s really just like a stand-up comic working an act over and over again, years and years of work until it’s the tightest joke possible.
“My dad definitely had his act honed, after 30 years. It was amazing to see how smooth he was. It was really professional. There was no dead air, really tight. I think about it all the time when I’m doing my character.”
Jeong’s own fish-out-of-water background as a joke-telling physician also plays into Chang’s personality.
“A guy who is Asian who is teaching Spanish, a guy who has a chip on his shoulder — it’s not unlike me being a doctor, ” Jeong said. “Why comedy? Why acting? Why Spanish? Why me?”

“I was able to see the pilot months before it was televised, ” Jeong said. “Once I read my part of Senor Chang, I just laughed out loud and said, ‘I’ve got to do this. I will not get an opportunity to do this again.’
“I get to go to work every day and just kind of muck around with people like Joel McHale and Chevy Chase. Our chemistry and our friendships have gotten deeper both off camera and on camera.”
Though a critical success, “Community” isn’t a sure thing for a second season. It’s drawing larger average audiences than comedy-night companion “Parks & Recreation, ” which has been renewed for 2010-11, and NBC’s lineup isn’t exactly spilling excess quality at the moment, but you never know. An average of 5.4 million viewers each week puts it on the bubble.
Jeong isn’t hurting for fall-back opportunities. But losing Senor Chang would be a blow. “It’s the best day job ever, ” Jeong said. “It really is.”

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Community – Episode 1.18 – Beginner Pottery – March 18th

By , February 27, 2010
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“COMMUNITY”

“BEGINNER POTTERY”

03/18/2010 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Thursday) : “Beginner Pottery”-JEFF SHOWS OFF HIS COMPETITIVE SIDE IN POTTERY CLASS-Jeff (Joel McHale) unexpectedly takes interest in his new pottery class when another student shows natural talent. Meanwhile, Pierce (Chevy Chase) brings Britta (Gillian Jacobs), Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Troy (Donald Glover) along for a ride at his boating class. Ken Jeong, Danny Pudi and Alison Brie also star.

Source: NBC

Read more: http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/02/community-episode-118-beginner-pottery.html#ixzz0gkgO6I4h

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Community in the Paley Center

By , February 18, 2010

Community cast and creative team will be at the Paley Center on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 7:00 pm PT

Get tickets here.

IN PERSON:
Joel McHale, “Jeff Winger”
Chevy Chase, “Pierce”
And additional members of the cast and creative team.

Boasting a crack ensemble cast led by Joel McHale as wisecracking disgraced lawyer Jeff Winger, Community follows the misadventures of a quirky group of students at Greendale Community College, an institute of less than higher learning. Creator Dan Harmon’s cult credentials are impeccable—he’s behind Channel 101 and The Sarah Silverman Program, among other alt-comedy favorites—and Community is an intriguing and wholly successful move into mainstream, ready-for-primetime entertainment. A critical and popular success, Community delights with its rapid-fire, off-kilter comedy, its fundamentally humane heart, and a perfectly deployed Chevy Chase as ragingly inappropriate moist towelette tycoon Pierce Hawthorne.

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NBC’s Community Still Hasn’t Been Picked Up For a Second Season

By , February 15, 2010

One of the best and, surprisingly, underrated new shows of the season, Community, still hasn’t been picked up for a second season by NBC. The problem? Selling soap.
Community features the “biggest band of misfit schoolmates since The Breakfast Club,” which finds itself alluded to more than once on the show. Their leader, Jeff, is an ex-lawyer (The Soup’s Joel McHale) who’s more interested in the social aspects of community college than making the grade.
Jeff’s friends at Greendale Community College include Britta (Gillian Jacobs), the object of his attention; Abed (Danny Pudi), a pop culture junkie; perfectionist teen Annie (Alison Brie); jock Troy (Donald Glover) and Pierce (Chevy Chase), the oldest member of the group. The show also stars Ken Jeong who plays mean-spirited Spanish professor Senor Chang.
The show’s gotten critical support but when it comes to viewers, but Community falls in the middle of the 130 network programs on the five networks.
Last week, from 8-8:30 p.m. ET, Community (2.3/7 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall) matched its highest 18-49 rating since January 14 and is currently reporting its biggest overall audience since that same date. Thursday’s Valentine ’s Day themed episode was up 35 percent versus NBC’s 18-49 average in the time period this season prior to the Community debut in the slot (2.3 vs. 1.7).

Read the full story on Satellite TV Guru

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Community Preview: Communication Studies

By , February 10, 2010

THINGS GET AWKWARD BETWEEN JEFF AND BRITTA—Jeff (Joel McHale) sets out to fix his relationship with Britta (Gillian Jacobs) after things get awkward with a drunken phone call. Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) make plans to humiliate Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) in order to defend Troy (Donald Glover) and Pierce’s (Chevy Chase) dignity. Danny Pudi also stars.

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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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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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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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