AMC has released the key art for Better Call Saul — and it seems the titular character has run out of people to dial!
Watch the First Better Call Saul Sneak Peek
The upcoming Breaking Bad prequel follows the the rise of Saul from small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill into the notoriously crooked lawyer Saul Goodman. Jonathan Banks reprises his role as Mike and Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando also star.
Paget Brewster, Joel McHale
When Season 6 of Community debuts on Yahoo! Screen next year, the comedy will be without Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley) and Jonathan Banks (Professor Hickey). (She left to take care of her ailing father; he is committed to AMC's Better Call Saul.) As he worked to fill the cast openings, executive producer Dan Harmon was inspired by how another sitcom handled its own transitions. "I looked at Cheers losing Coach and going to Woody as the example of thinking laterally," he says. "The real job is how to fill the [character] vacuum, rather than replace the person."
To embody the moral center held by Shirley, Harmon and...
AMC has released the first clip from Better Call Saul, and from the looks of it, Saul was pissing off Mike long before their Breaking Bad days.
Set six years before Saul (Bob Odenkirk) meets Walter White, Better Call Saul tells the story of Saul's rise from small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill into the notoriously crooked lawyer Saul Goodman. Jonathan Banks reprises his role as Mike and Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando also star.
Paget Brewster, Keith David
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.
Yvette Nicole Brown
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."
"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.
With executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna back at the helm, critics and fans agreed that Community regained its mojo this past season. Considering the major arc for star Joel McHale, big guest turns by stars like Jonathan Banks and John Oliver, and an emotional farewell to star Donald Glover, it's reasonable to expect the show to be an Emmy contender in several key comedy categories, including Outstanding Writing.
There's just one pesky problem...
Things are heating up down in Albuquerque! Three more actors have signed on to Better Call Saul, according to Deadline.com.
Patrick Fabian (Veronica Mars), Rhea Seehorn (Franklin & Bash), and ...
Michael McKean has joined AMC's upcoming Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul, Deadline.com reports.
Starring Breaking Bad alums...
Ken Jeong and David Cross
When Community's Greendale gang learns that Professor Hickey (Jonathan Banks) wasn't invited to his grandson's birthday party, they befriend his son Hank (David Cross) and use a game of Dungeons & Dragons to reunite the estranged family.