• Danny Pudi opens up about Dan Harmon, new season of ‘Community’ (Laughspin Interview)

    In lieu of the standard interview intro, this one’s going to start out with a big fat editor’s note from me, Dylan Gadino. Our writer, Carrie Andersen conducted this chat with Danny in late September, a few weeks before Community was set to debut its fourth season on NBC. As I’m sure you know, said network has pushed the premiere date to…no one knows! The plan was to hold this

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    This ‘Community’ promo almost makes it seem like Fridays at 8 pm is not where sitcoms go to die

    Hardcore Community fans have endured a lot in recent months, highlighted by the unceremonious firing of the show’s creator and hands-on executive producer Dan Harmon. Then, we learned that the critically-beloved, commercially-struggling series would be moving from an already difficult early Thursday night slot to the impossibly horrible Friday at 8 pm slot. But the marketing peeps at NBC have done an outstanding job pretending that Friday nights is not

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    Former ‘Community’ showrunner Dan Harmon inks deal with CBS

    Although Dan Harmon’s firing from NBC’s Community was a real shit show, Harmon’s got two script deals under his belt now– a previously announced deal with Fox and now a new one with CBS. There’s not much solidified in terms of what either scripts are going to be about but networks have been after Harmon and his ability to cultivate cult-like audiences (Community, The Sarah Silverman Program) since NBC freed

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    Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale, Ken Jeong get busy outside of ‘Community’

    While we eagerly await the start of Community’s fourth season, without fearless and apparently difficult-to-work-with (if you’re a suit) Dan Harmon, some of our favorite faces from the NBC comedy have lined up some pretty sweet gigs. Joel McHale (Jeff Winger on Community) has scored a multi-episode arc on the critically acclaimed FX drama Sons of Anarchy. He’ll be playing a con man named Warren. Gillian Jacobs (our favorite wannabe

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    Dan Harmon, Charlie Kaufman want $200,000 to fund animated movie

    Dan Harmon, no doubt, has some time on his hands after being forced out of his Community job. That is, unless he can get funding to executive-produce a stop-motion animated film, which absolutely looks to be worth your donations. Anomalisa, written by Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) and produced by Starburns Industries, is planned as a 40-minute film about “a man crippled by the mundanity of his life.” The

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    Dan Harmon talks about ‘Community’ firing with Marc Maron on ‘Attack of the Show’ (Video)

    If you didn’t catch Dan Harmon’s appearance on Attack of the Show tonight, stop worrying. We have the entire thing right here, wherein Marc Maron plays the part of able interviewing. And yes, the pair talk a lot about Harmon being fired from Community, the show he created and then executive produced for four years and three seasons. “To people who work above me, I am a liability that isn’t

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    Community star Gillian Jacobs on Dan Harmon: He really changed our lives and careers

    Despite its relatively low ratings, Community has always been a critical darling, so it was no surprise the NBC cult favorite snagged a Critics’ Choice Award for best comedy this past Monday. What was slightly surprising is that the show’s creator and now-former executive producer Dan Harmon was not invited to the event. I say slightly surprising, only because his falling out with the show’s network and Sony Television Pictres

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    ‘Whitney’ executive producer leaves and joins new NBC show ‘Guys With Kids’

    NBC’s really switching it up next season. In addition to Dan Harmon losing his job as showrunner of Community, Betsy Thomas has just been sacked/she stepped down (it’s unclear) as showrunner for Whitney. Replacing her is Wil Calhoun, who used to work on Friends. This isn’t going to cause as much of a stir as Harmon’s ousting– because while Whitney’s ratings were always stronger than Community’s, its fanbase is nowhere

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    The better-late-than-never Laughspin interview with Danny Pudi

    You may have noticed the recent Speed Stick campaign, wherein folks were encouraged to tweet #HandleIt and describe a sticky situation they were forced to, um, handle. You may have also noticed Community star Danny Pudi was the comedic voice and face behind the campaign. Well, we spoke with Pudi a few weeks ago about that — a little bit — and more importantly, about his his role on Community.

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    Listen: Episode 6 of the Laughspin Podcast is now on iTunes!

    This week Mike and I cover Dan Harmon’s ousting from Community, Melissa McCarthy’s next big gig (with Sandra Bullock), the controversy over upcoming CBS show Partners, the passing of comedian Ron Shock and so much more. We even listen to some of Conan O’Brien’s appearance on Late Show with David Letterman, Gilbert Gottfried’s reading of Fifty Shades of Grey and a song (“Work That Butt”) from Matt Besser’s musical comedy

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    Leaked memo tells ‘Community’ cast to say they’re looking forward to season sans Dan Harmon

    I’m sure this is standard procedure any time a high-profile Hollywood firing goes down, but that doesn’t stop it from being interesting. Whenever the fourth wall is broken — especially in La-la Land where normal equals a cover-up — seeing reality laid bare with no filters is amazingly intriguing. A memo from Sony Pictures Television was sent to all Community cast and crew outlining how they should act and what

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    Dan Harmon responds to his ousting, and we respond to Sony’s bad ‘Community’ decision

    Seeing as he hadn’t signed on to produce Community– even after it was announced it had been renewed for a new season, we knew it wasn’t looking good for Dan Harmon. And now it’s official. The creator and executive producer of the Thursday night comedy — which just aired its three-episode season 3 finale on May 17 — has been replaced by David Guarascio and Moses Port at its showrunners

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    Dan Harmon hasn’t signed on for Community’s new season, but he has a new Adult Swim show

    Dan Harmon, Community’s creator and executive producer, has still not officially signed on to work on the fourth season of the cult favorite. And when NBC’s chairman Bob Greenblatt was asked on Sunday if Harmon would return in that capacity, he said this: “I expect his voice to be part of it.” Add to that today’s news that Adult Swim has greenlighted Harmon’s animated series Rick & Morty, and it’s

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    Chevy Chase tells Dan Harmon he doesn’t want to return to ‘Community’ (Audio)

    Celebrity news site Celebuzz unearthed this newly-leaked phone call between Chevy Chase and Dan Harmon. Oh, you don’t know what’s been happening with these two? Here’s all the background. Though since Harmon barely talks, the word “conversation” is used loosely. It’s pretty much a rant, wherein Chevy tells Harmon that he’s talented but that in the end, Community stinks and the writers and editors are misusing Chase’s amazing comedy prowess.

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