It should be obvious by now that in addition to movies and other geekery, we really love TV. We especialy love shows like Community and Parks and Recreation.
Fortunately, we’re going to get brand new episodes of both those shows tonight, as well as a new episode of The Office. To get you up to speed and ready for tonight, we’ve got some previews for the episodes, as well as a new video about another show we’re into: Hannibal.
Check out all the previews after the break. The fun starts tonight at 8/7C with Community.
Obviously, we’re very curious to see new epiosdes of Community now that Dan Harmon is off the show from the beginning of the season and Chevy Chase left part way through. Putting it bluntly, we’re not optimistic about the show’s chances.
We felt that way, that is, until we saw this new mash-up featuring the cast. Seeing it almost gives us hope for the new season. Almost. You should judge for yourself.
And as if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also got a treat for Grimm fans: part one of a Grimmm web series. That’s right, check it out after the break and enjoy while you wait for the show to return on March 8th.
Oh, in case you didn’t know, Community returns on February 7th. Check out all the vids, well, you know the drill.
Presented without much in the way of comment is this fan photo, directly from the fine folks at Fan Art Exhibit, of Alison Brie as the First Avenger (aka Captain America). As fan-created photoshop works go, this one is pretty damn good.
The fact that it features one of our favorite actresses is just a bonus. Would this ever happen in real movie world? It’s unlikely. In fact, it’s pretty much impossible.
Would we pay money to see this on the big screen? Heck yes.
Click through for a larger version. No need to thank us.
Two of our favorite actresses working today are Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie. So, to have them both in one movie is quite the accomplishment and makes us very interested in said movie.
The movie in question is the indie romantic comedy Save the Date. In case you’re not familiar, the movie is based on the graphic novels written by Jeffrey Brown and reportedly was very well received at the Sundance Film Festival last year.
You can check the movie out online today via IFC Films Video on Demand, SundanceNow, iTunes, Amazon Streaming, Google Play, Xbox Zune and PS3 PlayStation Unlimited. It will also hit theaters on December 14th.
Check out the trailer after the break. We love it. Let us know what you think.
We are not happy that Dan Harmon left Community. That unhappiness is made even deeper by the fact that NBC has pushed back the premiere of the show. We don’t get it (obviously the network doesn’t either).
Perhaps we should all watch this video where the cast explains what the heck is going on. Let’s hope it helps.
Yeah, we know, you don’t care that much about Whitney coming back to NBC for the Fall. However, you do care about Community. We know you do. . . and so do we.
So, it was with sadness that we must report that the return of both of these shows for the Fall has been delayed by NBC. The shows were originally scheduled to come back on October 19th and take up residence on Friday night.
However, according to the network, they won’t be. Here’s what NBC said about it:
“Given the success we’ve had for the past four weeks — including winning the first week of the season in adults 18-49 — we’ve decided to continue to concentrate our promotional strength on our new NBC shows that are scheduled Monday through Wednesday and have therefore decided to hold Community and Whitney from their previously announced premieres of Oct. 19.”
“Without having to launch these comedies on Friday at this time, we can keep our promotion focused on earlier in the week; plus, we will have both comedies in our back pocket if we need to make any schedule changes on those nights. When we have a better idea of viewing patterns in the next few weeks, we will announce new season premieres of Whitney and Community.”
Yeah, that doesn’t really bode well for one of our favorite show’s timely return, does it? Come on NBC, get your act together and bring back Community. . . soon.
As we did yesterday, we’re brining you even more from the cast of Community including the video of their panel at Comic-Con. In addition, we’ve got vids from the Grimm pane as well as interviews with some of the cast.
We’ve also got a couple vids concerning a new show we’re pretty interested in: Hannibal. These also include the Comic-Con panel as well as an interview with series exec. producer Bryan Fuller.
But no, we’re not giving you any more pics of Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs like we did yesterday. Sorry, that was a one time thing. . . Well, we’ll see. We kinda like ‘em too.
Some of the stars of Community took time to be interviewed during Comic-Con in San Diego. We’ve got those interviews for you right here. Hey. Are you paying attention? Hello? Hello? I see we’ve lost you.
When you’re done staring at the pic above, the interviews are after the break. You’re welcome.
We love Community. You love Community. It all makes sense. So, this gag reel from the last season of the show should be as entertaining to you as it was to us.
Sure, things won’t be exactly the same without creator Dan Harmon working his magic on the show next season, but that doesn’t mean we can’t relive some great moments of the past season — especially if they’re in the form of a very funny gag reel.
Who doesn’t love a good gag reel? See, actors are only human too. They mess up just like you and me. They’re just better looking when doing it.
Check out the vid after the break. Community returns, full cast intact but minus Mr. Harmon, this Fall on NBC.
Good news fans of quirky and eccentric sitcoms, both Community and 30 Rock will be back next season. NBC announced late yesterday that both shows will be coming back with 30 Rock getting a final seventy season of 13 episodes and Community going to a fourth season of 13 episodes as well.
It’s nice to see NBC allowing 30 Rock to wrap things up and it’s also nice that the network is giving Community a chance to stay on the air, even if the ratings don’t necessarily support it. Although, when the comedy returned from an extended hiatus the ratings had improved quite a bit making it one of NBC’s highest rated comedies.
With a renewal now secure, the next question, about Community at least, is if both creator/showrunner Dan Harmon and co-star Chevy Chase are going to return. In case you haven’t been following the story, they’ve reportedly had quite a feud going on with Chase apparently storming off the set and Harmon berating the actor at the show’s wrap party.
According to reports, both Chase and Harmon have reputations for being “difficult,” which in Hollywood-speak pretty much means they are dicks. However, its difficult to imagine Community without Harmon or Chase as each make a significant contribution to the show. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
It’s been no secret for quite some time now how much of a thorn veteran comedian Chevy Chase has been in the side of just about everyone working on NBC’s Community. From rumors of a drunken Chase showing up late to shoots, to his overall difficulty to work with from the rest of the cast, there seems to have been tension for quite some time.
Now, it looks like things have escalated even further as creator Dan Harmon and Chevy had it out at the season wrap party last weekend, which resulted in an angry (and relatively inebriated) message left on Harmon’s voicemail. Here’s a bit of backstory from Deadline.
The chronology of the events, corroborated to me by multiple sources, involves Chase walking off the set of the show on the last day of shooting last month without filming one of his scenes, which reportedly was to close out the season finale.
Then at the wrap party, Harmon got up and gave a “Fuck you, Chevy” speech in front of Chase and his wife and daughter, and encouraged the crew to join him in saying “fuck you” to the actor. Chase left immediately and later left Harmon a profane-laden voice message, a portion of which found its way to the Web after Harmon played it in front of other people.
We’ve got the audio below which you can check out. Who’s to blame for all of this? Nobody can really tell, but we certainly know that it’s going to effect next season on Community as to whether or not we’ll even see the return of Chevy’s Pierce Hawthorne.
Our bet? Bill Murray steps in to replace him and nobody mentions the incident again.
Even though things looked a bit dire last year when NBC put one of our favorite shows, the awesome Community, on extended hiatus, all now is well in the TV Universe again as the show is set to return tomorrow night. To commemorate this great occasion, we’ve got a ton of videos to share with you today.
Among them are vids where Gillian, Yvette, and Joel (who wants to make out with all of you) discuss the big return of the show. Plus, take an early look at Greendale with some sneak peeks and get your fix of the Dean and Jeff as Jim Rash joins Joel on the NBC lot. That’s Academy Award Winner Jim rash to you.
Check out all the videos (and a coupe extra pics) after the break. Look for Community tomorrow night (Thursday) at 8/7C on NBC.
As we previously reported, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was in the running to helm Brett Ratner’s Hercules. Now Johnson has officially signed on for the titular role of Ratner’s Hercules film and has also signed on to do an adaptation of the graphic novel Ciudad.
Many fans are excited about the change in career choices that Dwayne Johnson has been making as The Rock is choosing more action films rather than Tooth Fairy 2. With Faster and Fast Five under his belt, as well as the upcoming G.I. Joe:Retaliation and Pain and Gain, Johnson is going back to his action roots for these 2 films.
Ciudad is an action-thriller adaptation of the upcoming Oni Press graphic novel of the same name.
Community is known for its off the wall plot lines and clever marketing, and the new promotional campaign for NBC’s cult favorite will not disappoint. Your favorite characters from Community will be getting animated for three promotional shorts designed to drum up interest in the show’s March 15 return to NBC’s schedule.
The announcement was one of many made during Community‘s PaleyFest session on Monday. For those of you unfamiliar with PaleyFest, for a quarter century they have held a festival at the Paley Center for Media in LA, which celebrates the best of television with the creative teams who make the breakthrough programs. It allows for interaction between the creative television community, television stars and their fans in a panel type environment.
The shorts, titled Abed’s Master Key, will debut on March 7 on Hulu, Hulu Plus and NBC.com. They were written by Dave Seger (Channel 101) & Tom Kauffman (Lil Wayne’s Big House).
For those Community fans who can’t wait for March 7th, here’s a preview after the jump:
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