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Dan Harmon Returning to ‘Community’?

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, Gossip, Rumors,

Dan HarmonCommunity fans will be happy to know that show creator Dan Harmon might return for next season.

Despite the fact that Harmon parted ways with the NBC show in a less-than-peaceful manner, he accidentally revealed to his Harmontown podcast audience that he was welcomed back into the hit critically-acclaimed sitcom's fold.

"As soon as Dan said it, he asked that it be edited out of the podcast and it was just for us audience members (and I wasn’t going to say a word) but soon after that Dan said 'Ahhh #### it. I don’t care who knows!'" revealed a writer from Hollywookiee, who was present at the taping.

The writer also added that Harmon joked about only returning if Chevy Chase - who left the show during production of its fourth season - would agree to come back as well. Even if Harmon does return to writing behind the scenes, he didn't specify in what capacity; hopefully NBC will come out and give us such details now that Harmon has let the cat out of the bag.

Read More | Hollywookiee via Vulture


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Chevy Chase Parts Ways with ‘Community’

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, Gossip, News,

Chevy Chase as Pierce HawthorneSo long, Pierce Hawthorne.

Community's resident bigoted millionaire will be dropping out of Greendale Community College, as it was announced that Chevy Chase will be leaving the NBC comedy. Although it was  reported the decision is mutual, there have been claims previously about Chase's frustration with his character and clash with former showrunner Dan Harmon.

Most of the show's upcoming fifth season has been filmed, although it has not been confirmed whether or not his exit will be written into the show.

None of the other actors will be leaving the show, and Chase's departure is not expected to impact production.

Community will begin airing its final season on February 7 at 8pm on NBC.

Read More | The Hollywood Reporter

Community Scheduled to Return to NBC

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, News, Renewals,

CommunitySchool will be back in session for Community cast members this upcoming February.

The NBC series - which looked to be in trouble earlier when the network pulled the series from its original season premiere on October 19 - will return to the small screen on Thursday, February 7 at 8 p.m., its previous time slot. The show will replace the slot currently occupied by 30 Rock.

Season four will be - unlike previous seasons - thirteen episodes and without series creator Dan Harmon behind the scenes as showrunner. Writers David Guarascio and Moses Port (co-creators of Aliens in America) will instead take Harmon's place.

Read More | The Hollywood Reporter

Community Gets a Return Date

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, Announcements, News,

Community

After several weeks of leaving Community fans waiting to find out whether or not the pop culture-loving comedy would ever return to the NBC line-up after its winter break, the network has finally announced a return date: March 15.

Reclaiming its Thursday night spot at 8pm, the show bumps its current replacement, 30 Rock, back to 8:30pm while Parks & Recreation goes on hiatus. Beyond season 3, sadly, the network hasn't confirmed whether or not the Breakfast Club-esque study group will see another semester season.

Read More | Hollywood Reporter

This Week on TV (1/31-2/6)


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MONDAY (1/31)

  • 90210 (CW, 8 P.M.): “Dixon interrupts Debbie and Ryan’s romantic dinner.” The embarrassment forces the new couple to leave town.
  • Lie to Me (FOX, 9 P.M.): “Cal probes the death of a social-network cofounder who had feared that she was being squeezed out by her partner.” Witnesses reported hearing someone screaming, “This is My Space!”
  • Harry’s Law (NBC, 10 P.M.): “Harry (Kathy Bates) defends and inmate whom she believes is unjustly imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit.” She hates to see a man in misery.

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This Week on TV (1/17-1/23)


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MONDAY (1/17)

  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 P.M.): "Charlie can't get over Rose being married, and he begins to stalk her." He never realized she was a Heavenly Creature until now.
  • Heavy (A&E, 10 P.M.): Series premiere. "Two 37-year-olds from Houston are profiled in the opener of a series following 22 individuals struggling with obesity as they try to adhere to a healthy regimen for six months." This isn't light fare we're talking about.
  • Harry's Law (NBC, 10 P.M.): Series premiere. "Irascible attorney Harriet 'Harry' Korn is fired in the series opener and sets up her own practice in an abandoned shoe store." Her clients shouldn't be fooled into thinking they will Payless.

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2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule


A new year means a new TV schedule.

This week, we’ll see a number of familiar faces returning to primetime. On Monday, Brad Womack will play The Bachelor for a second time on ABC. The following day, Paula Abdul will come back to reality television with while Jane Badler will once again be featured in a series titled V.

As you will see from the schedule, Hellcats won’t be the only show airing on a new day. The Defenders will move to Fridays as will . Meanwhile, NBC has shuffled its Thursday night comedy lineup around.

We hope our detailed guide -- with information from the five major networks -- can assist you in the weeks to come. We’ve included the days, times and return/premiere dates for the midseason programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of January 27. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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This Week on TV (11/29-12/5)


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MONDAY (11/29)

  • 90210 (CW, 8 P.M.): "Dixon and Annie sign Debbie up for online dating, but she ends up with Ryan during a date." The dating pool in their zip code is surprisingly small.
  • Giuliana & Bill (Style, 10 P.M.): "Giuliana encourages her niece to be a model and the encounter rekindle's Giuliana's desire to become a mom." She never quite understood the whole 'Stage Mom' thing until now.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10 P.M.): "A husband sleeps in his car because his wife's hoarding is so bad that he has no room in the house." The first husband in is the first husband squeezed out.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (11/4)

Sister Wives

UPDATE: NBC has just canceled Undercovers. Three more episodes will air over the next few weeks. Remaining episodes TBA.

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

EXTENSIONS

  • Community (NBC) – 2 more episodes ordered
  • LA Ink (TLC) – 8 more episodes ordered

RENEWALS

  • Bored to Death (HBO) – Season 3
  • Eastbound & Down (HBO) – Season 3
  • Fabulous Cakes (TLC) – Season 2
  • Sister Wives (TLC) – Season 2

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This Week on TV (11/1-11/7)


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MONDAY (11/1)

  • Rules of Engagement (CBS, 8:30 p.m.): "Jeff and Adam invent a game involving the heads of mannequins." The episode will feature special appearances by Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall.
  • The Women of SNL (NBC, 9 p.m.): "The spotlight shines on the female performers of Saturday Night Live in a showcase that features memorable past sketches and original skits." Shouldn't Lorne Michaels be focused on making one show a week good?
  • Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby (VH1, 10:30 p.m.): Series premiere. "Mario's girfriend Courtney Mazza is pregnant, and the couple prepare for parenthood. In the opener, the baby is three months away, and Mario hasn't quite grasped becoming a daddy." He's still trying to figure out that moment when he slipped up.

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