"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.
Community may be over, but Ken Jeong is already back on the small screen and shaking things up on Sullivan & Son.
Last time viewers saw Jeong's character, Steve's workaholic brother-in-law Jason, he...
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A few familiar faces will be grabbing a cold one at Sullivan & Son when the TBS comedy returns this summer.
Community's Ken Jeong and Mike & Molly star Billy Gardell are both set to return for Season 3, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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As USA Network's Psych hangs up its pineapple after eight seasons of tomfoolery — or should it be called Shawn-foolery? — mystery takes even more of a back seat to comedy than usual in the series finale (Wednesday, 9/8c), ominously titled "The Breakup." While there is a murder to be solved (frequently referred to as "our last case"), it's a perfunctory distraction at best to Shawn's main concern: how to tell Gus that their bromantic partnership may in fact be over.
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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.
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Two days after becoming husband and wife, it has been revealed that Justin Bartha and Lia Smith are also going to be parents!
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Netflix gets into the original kids business on Christmas Eve with Turbo FAST, a new TV series from DreamWorks Animation. The series, based on the feature film Turbo, will launch exclusively in all Netflix territories on Dec. 24 at 12:01 a.m./PT, the streaming TV service announced Tuesday.
Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner and Blake Shelton, are among those joining Kelly Clarkson for her upcoming holiday special Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale, NBC announced Wednesday.
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Ken Jeong will star in and produce a medical comedy for NBC, Deadline reports.
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: