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."
The man who once referred to himself as "The Disco Spider" on Community can now do an eight-legged happy dance. Donald Glover will voice a version of one of his boyhood idols, Spider-Man.
This is sadder than Toy Story 3.
After Yahoo swooped in and brought Community back from the dead, fans of Fox's Enlisted hoped the online service would do the same for their fallen soldier, which was canceled in May after just one season.
Yahoo! has released the first trailer for Community's sixth season, but before you get too excited, it doesn't include any new footage.
Instead, the trailer recycles footage from the past five seasons and positions Yahoo! as the heroic savior of the cult comedy, which was "left barely alive" before it received a last-minute renewal from Yahoo! in June.
Community's Yvette Nicole Brown has booked a very odd new gig.
The actress has joined...