Following Donald Glover's surprising confession behind his Community exit, the actor reveals that he's been dealing with what he's shy to call depression, according to People.
Donald Glover reveals troubling reasons behind Community exit
While many assumed Donald Glover was leaving Community to focus on his rap career and upcoming FX series, the actor revealed the reasons are much more personal.
"I didn't leave Community to rap. I don't wanna rap. I wanted to be on my own," Glover wrote in one of many handwritten messages posted to Instagram Sunday night.
Judging from Sunday's Comic-Con panel for the fifth season of Community, it will be the comedy's most bombastic.
Reinstated showrunner Dan Harmon arrived on stage with great fanfare in a homemade Iron Man costume, which had to be removed with the help of cast members Jim Rash and Danny Pudi. Riffing on Iron Man alter ego Tony Stark's penchant for arrogant oration, Harmon launched into a speech that would have humbled the fictional billionaire playboy inventor. Here are highlights of the speech, which also addressed his absence from the show last year and his triumphant return:
What will Abed do?!
Donald Glover, who plays Abed's BFF Troy Barnes on Community, will not be returning full-time for the comedy's upcoming fifth season, Vulture reports.
According to the site, Glover's reps have made a...
As a twentysomething liberal arts grad, it's pretty much a pre-requisite to love post-modernism. The more meta something is, the better. So needless to say, I've been a huge fan of Community since the beginning (my massive crush on Donald Glover might have helped a little too). But then somewhere in the middle of Season 3, I felt my passion waning. When I first tried to share my concerns, fellow fans shunned me, acting as though I wasn't smart or hip enough to get it.
Then Dan Harmon was fired.
Alison Brie as Annie, Jim Rash, Yvette Nicole Brown
Here's something you've probably never heard anyone say while watching NBC's Community: Yeah, that could happen.
And so it is this week, with an episode (8/7c) by Oscar-winning screenwriter/goofball extraordinaire Jim Rash (Dean Pelton), in which Troy and Abed go too far — what else is new — in their obsession with cheesy body-switching movies. Before you can say Freaky Friday, Troy is adopting Abed's dislocated mannerisms while Abed channels Troy's giddy swagger. Donald Glover and Danny Pudi are, as usual, a joy to watch, even if the message behind their madness is delivered with a heavy hand reflective of this uneven transitional season. And who could blame Rash for giving himself some of the best bits, as the Dean imagines he has pulled off his own body switch with his numero-uno obsession, the unamused Jeff Winger (Joel McHale).
Donald Glover and Danny Pudi
After a long wait, Jim Rash has finally brought his other talent to the set of Community (the first being his amaze-dean drag impersonations as Greendale's Dean Pelton). Rash, who won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for 2011's The Descendants, penned this week's especially kooky episode "Basic Human Anatomy," in which Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) swap bodies a la Freaky Friday. Sounds pretty great, right? Wrong, it sounds amazing and is a must-see for even the most disillusioned Community fans.
Community cast at Paley Festival
Six seasons and a movie. That's Community's rallying cry, hashtag and goal, but for now it's only a reality in Abed's Dreamatorium.
But even if the NBC comedy were to end after its current fourth season, star Yvette Nicole Brown isn't mourning. "Four years is great! We made it to syndication, we got to meet all of you guys," she told fans at Tuesday's Paley Festival honoring Community. "As an actor, it's hard to have friends -- who are more talented than you, more beautiful than you or whatever -- that aren't working ... We're in the gravy years of our careers and the gravy years of this show. So if we get to continue another year, it would be an awesome blessing... but remember that whatever happens in May ... we did it together and that's a great thing."
Joel McHale and Chevy Chase
Collars, corsets and a sex swing — oh my!
On Thursday's special Halloween episode of Community (8/7c on NBC), Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) gives herself quite a scare when the group finally gets invited to Pierce's (Chevy Chase) mansion. In this exclusive sneak peek, she and Troy (Donald Glover) stumble upon Pierce's...
As someone who's been very vocal about my nuanced dislike for Girls, it both shocks and pains me to say this, but I like — no, I love — the second season of the divisive HBO comedy. Well, at least the four episodes I've seen so far. There's always a chance the series will nosedive starting in Episode 5, but as of now, the show has completely reinvented itself in my mind. And for all you other Girls haters out there, let me explain why I firmly advocate that you give the show another chance.