Danny Pudi

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  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Profession: Actor; comedian
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Exclusive: Community Hires Two New Series Regulars

Two new Human Beings are on their way to Greendale. Paget Brewster and Keith David will join Community full time as the comedy enters Season 6 and moves to its new home on Yahoo! Screen.

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Watch My Show: Newsreaders' Jim Margolis and David Wain Answer Our Showrunner Survey

Adult Swim's TV newsmagazine parody Newsreaders is back for Season 2 with more absurdity and a new host, Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory). Guest stars this season include Malin Akerman, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jenna Fischer, Danny Pudi, Rob Riggle and David Hasselhoff. Executive producers Jim Margolis (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart) and David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer) filled out the TV Guide Magazine showrunner survey to explain why Newsreaders is worth the headline.

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Exclusive: Yvette Nicole Brown Departs Community

Shirley, Community fans are going to be disappointed with this news. But alas, it's true: Yvette Nicole Brown is departing the fan favorite comedy after five seasons.

Brown — who has played Shirley Bennett since the 2009 launch of Community — confirms to TV Guide Magazine that she has asked to be released from her contract for personal reasons. Sony Pictures TV and executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna have honored her request.

The actress says the change was necessary in order to take care of her ailing father. "My dad needs daily care and he needs me," Brown says. "The idea of being away 16 hours a day for five months, I couldn't do it. It was a difficult decision for me to make, but I had to choose my dad."

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Videos

Ken Jeong: Bleep This
Community Paintball Wow!
Chevy Chase
Emmy Party: Behind the Scenes

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Community: Basic Sandwich
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Community: Basic Story
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Community: G.I. Jeff
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Community: Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

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Credits

Year Title Description
2015 The Tyler Zone TV Show Series, Actor - Tyler
2014 At Midnight: Episode
Season 1, Episode 28
Episode, Appearing
2013 Hot in Cleveland: It's Alive!
Season 4, Episode 13
Episode, Actor - Tommy
2012 The Wendy Williams Show: Real Housewives of Atlanta
Season 4, Episode 135
Episode, Guest
2009 Community TV Show Series, Actor - Abed Nadir

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Inside the Last-Minute Scramble to Save Community

"Six seasons and a movie" almost didn't happen. As June drew to a close, time was running out to save Community, which NBC had canceled in May. Talks to move the comedy to streaming service Hulu were falling apart, the deal options to keep the show's cast intact expired at the end of the month, and much of the crew and key writers had already moved on to new jobs. Even the comedy's offices on the studio lot had been taken over by a new series: Grace and Frankie, Netflix's upcoming sitcom starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

"When a show is canceled, it's usually canceled," says Sony Pictures Television programming president Zack Van Amburg, whose company produces Community. read more

Community Scores Last-Minute Renewal

School's back in session at Community, which has received an 11th hour order to return for a sixth and last season via Yahoo. A sixth season of 13 episodes will be available exclusively on Yahoo Screen.

That indeed means that the show's clarion call — "Six seasons and a movie," first uttered as a joke by Abed (Danny Pudi) in a Season 2 episode — is that much closer to ... read more

Dan Harmon: I'm "Eh" About Resurrecting Community

Just days after NBC canceled Community, creator Dan Harmon says he isn't quite sure if he'd like to resurrect the cult series elsewhere.

In a lengthy blog post, Harmon writes that when he received the news on Friday and was told by Sony TV, which produced the show, that there was actually discussion of it moving elsewhere.

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As Community Contemplates a Season 6 Renewal, Talk of a Movie Grows

Will "six seasons and a movie" come to fruition? As NBC mulls the fate of the Greendale gang, the Community clarion call — first uttered as a joke by Abed (Danny Pudi) in a Season 2 episode — may be moving closer to reality.

According to insiders, at least one director has already been considered to helm the inevitable Community feature: Justin Lin, who directed the last four movies in the Fast & Furious franchise. Lin has also directed several episodes of Community.

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Exclusive Community Sneak Peek: Abed's in Love!

Apparently, popcorn and Rick and Morty are the foundations of a good relationship, because one month after their initial meeting, Community's Abed (Danny Pudi) and Coat Check Girl (Brie Larson) are still going strong! (Cool, cool, cool.)

In exclusive preview of Thursday's episode below, the couple celebrates their first anniversary in the most Abed-way possible.

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Watchlist

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
"Anthony Bourdain is great. I always watch that. It's one of my favorite shows."

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