A streak of self-loathing in Dan Harmon is likely what fuels “Community” to achieve the comedic heights it does, but while the show has been on hiatus, its creator has been under more self-induced stress than ever.
“Community” creator Dan Harmon feels that the show’s absence from the lineup helped NBC to evaluate its performance in a new light.
If last night’s episode of “Community” is the last one we ever get — or, at the very least, the last one we get for some time — Dan Harmon and company went out on a high note. Not only was the episode one of the funnier ones of the season, but it was a […]
NBC’s “Community” may be the most creative sitcom on television — but its refusal to resemble anything like a traditional sitcom hasn’t helped its ratings. They’ve dropped so much in the current, third season — the weirdest yet — that NBC has pulled it from the midseason schedule. The network says “Community” will return at […]
More than a couple of internet critics noticed that “Parks and Recreation” had much of the action take place around a Model U.N., about a month after the show’s lead-in, “Community,” also had a major part of an episode revolve around a Model U.N. Who knew such a nerdy high school and college pursuit would […]
The Greendale gang is back when Season 3 of “Community” cozies up in our living rooms on Sept. 22 with fresh blood – John Goodman, Michael K. Williams, and fingers-crossed hope-hope-hope Bill Murray – and a polarizing love story. Goodman and Williams will take over lead antagonist roles this season from Chevy Chase‘s Pierce. The […]
“Community” is getting the D&D treatment. Series executive producer and creator Dan Harmon confirmed that an episode revolving around the cast playing the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons is in the works. But don’t expect to see the students of Greendale running around the forest swinging swords. Instead they’ll merely be “sitting at a […]
Only on ‘Community’ can we get an emotional story about how religion helps people’s lives, and then a few weeks later get a full-out crazy zombie plague horror show with an ABBA soundtrack. The result was a season-high rating for the show, and its best since last January. That’s the genius of this show. It’s […]
Last season, NBC’s much-beloved comedy ‘Community’ got a lot of attention and earned many new devotees by dovetailing the character arcs of the ensemble cast with amazingly well-crafted movie-parody-style riffs – for example, Goodfellas, Casino and other mafia movies were incorporated in the study group’s dastardly plan to corner the market on cafeteria chicken fingers, […]
When fansites spring up halfway through the first season of a freshman sitcom demanding a pairing of characters, like they did for cocky thirtysomething ex-lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) and 18-year-old overachieving ex-pill-popper Annie Edison (Alison Brie) during the first season of NBC’s low-rent college misfit comedy Community, any other show would try to milk […]