Alison Brie, Community
Cheers to Community for avoiding the dreaded sophomore slump.
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The second season of NBC's under-the-radar sitcom may not be making a Big Bang in the ratings, but you can't deny it's explosively funny. The show has perfected the formula of well-chosen guest stars (Daily Show vets Rob Corddry and John Oliver, alt-comedy god Patton Oswalt, and, yes, Betty White, who's better in small doses like this week's cameo); snappy, pop-reference-rich dialogue; physical shtick from the masterful likes of Chevy Chase and Ken Jeong; and unexpected moments of M*A*S*H/Scrubs-esque sincerity.
This week's episode, "The Psychology of Letting Go," worked in meaningful ruminations on life, death and religion as Chase's Pierce refused to accept his mom's demise...
In the second-season premiere of Community, the nicely ripped Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) receives a righteous beat-down from Betty White, America's favorite octogenarian, who plays a deeply eccentric anthropology professor named Jane Bauer.
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As the scene was rehearsed July 29 in L.A., on a set where Senor Chang's Spanish class once stood, White's character ...
You know who's really kind of hard to believe? The cast of Community.
Not because they're all talented or good-looking or whatever. They are. But that's true of most people on TV. But they only seem so smart and cool because other people — dorky sweaty writers — think of great stuff for them to do.
Not so with the Community people. The Community people — and this is kind of an outrage — are also really good at coming up with great material for themselves. They proved it, yet again, at their Comic-Con panel Saturday.
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One of them is Chevy Chase, basically a...
Community, NBC's college comedy, has just got the greenlight for a second season. TVGuide.com checked in with executive producer Dan Harmon to see what's ahead for the students of Greendale, how they'll explain Troy and Abed's special friendship and why the impending graduation of the cast is a tiny narrative problem.
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TVGuide.com: Congratulations on the Season 2 renewal. How does it feel?
Harmon: Thank you very much. It's very exciting. The feeling in the production offices is surprisingly normal. I guess we're so close to the finish line for the end of the season, that somehow the human brain is capable of tucking that news away while we focus on the task at hand.
TVGuide.com: Would you have planned for some sort of closure had you not heard this soon?
The ghosts of Saturday Night Live presidents past — including Will Ferrell, Dana Carvey and Dan Aykroyd — have reunited in a Funny Or Die video to encourage Congress to create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
In the video, President Obama (Fred Armisen) falls asleep in the arms of the first lady (former SNL star Maya Rudolph) as he frets about the multi-million dollar lobby against the CFPA.
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Neil Patrick Harris, Jay Leno
This week, a lot happened on TV, but who had time to watch, what with all the shenanigans going on in late-night? Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Jay Leno all used their shows to issue informal press releases on the latest machinations of the Tonight Show shuffle — to brilliant comic effect. Welcome to Top Moments: 2010 NBC Panic Edition!
Yvette Nicole Brown of NBC's Community sat down with TVGuide.com, offering a taste of hilarious off-screen antics. Brown also teases what's coming up with her character Shirley, the many relationships at the community college and who may be next to lock lips with Joel McHale.
TVGuide.com: What's the on-set reaction been to the full-season pickup for Community?
Yvette Nicole Brown: It's been amazing. Every week we're finding out that more and more people are watching. We're like, "Really? We got five more people? Awesome!" We're looking at it as a...
National Lampoon's Vacation
New Line is ready for a Vacation — with a new generation of Griswolds.
The studio is developing a follow-up to the classic 1983 comedy National Lampoon's Vacation, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will focus on an adult Rusty Griswold, son ...
Peter Krause, Seth Meyers
NBC has revealed "Part 1" of its plan for the 2009-10 TV season, and it includes a second season of Parks and Recreation, a half-dozen installments of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday, and four new dramas.
In addition to renewing Parks and Rec, NBC also officially picked up Heroes for a fourth (albeit likely shortened) season. Previously announced returns include The Office, 30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU, Friday Night Lights, The Biggest Loser and Celebrity Apprentice.
Conspicuously missing from NBC's press release is Medium, despite ...
Looks like Chevy Chase is finally ready for prime time.
The Emmy-winning comedian and Saturday Night Live alum has been cast in the NBC comedy pilot, Community, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Should it get picked up, the series will feature Chase's first regular prime-time role.
Community, described as "Stripes at a community college," stars Joel McHale as Jeff, a lawyer who returns to college after his degree is deemed invalid. Chase will play ...