Posted on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 by Angie Han
Today’s TV Bits looks ahead to this fall or later, when we’ll get new episodes of Community, Dexter, Cougar Town, and Fringe. After the jump:
- Dexter‘s seventh season gets a 15-second teaser
- Weeds unveils five new posters for Season 8
- Where — or rather when — will Fringe go for Season 5?
- Community writer Megan Ganz will stick around
- Cougar Town gets a new showrunner for its move to TBS
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Fans of NBC’s Community are passionate, vocal and apparently really talented artists. As the good news/bad news behind the show recently stole headlines (a new season/no Dan Harmon) the PixelDrip Gallery in Los Angeles decided it was a great time to host an exhibit of art based on the hilarious comedy. The exhibit is called Six Seasons and a Movie, a popular mantra among Community fans, and will feature artistic interpreations of all the show’s stars like Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong and Chevy Chase.
After the jump, check out a bunch of images from the exhibit, which is open June 23-24, as well as read the full press release with a list of artists and much more. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 by Angie Han
The latest development in this sad Dan Harmon / Community saga is a leaked memo from NBC instructing the shows actors on how to handle the topic while speaking to the public. Honestly, it’s not so much that the note itself is unreasonable or dishonest, but that now it’ll be tough not to listen for these same talking points when we see Joel McHale or Alison Brie field questions about it on some late night talk show.
Happily, the rest of today’s TV Bits are a little more cheerful:
- NBC’s Mockingbird Lane casts a Spy Kid as its Eddie Munster
- HBO Zone announces a Game of Thrones Season 2 marathon
- Starz hopes you’ll tune in to its Spartacus marathon a few days later
- True Blood‘s new promo has lots of sex and violence
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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam report from the Seattle International Film Festival, discuss Jack Black and Richard Linklater’s latest collaboration, mourn the end of Community as we know it, and review Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest scripted comedy.
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Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: After the jump I’ve included an excerpt from Dan Harmon reacting to the situation.
When Community was renewed for a short 13-episode fourth season earlier this week, it looked like creator/showrunner Dan Harmon might not be back for the show’s continuation. There was talk that he would be on board as a consultant at least, but tonight word came down that Harmon has been replaced as showrunner, and any involvement with the show seems doubtful at this point.
The new exec producer/showrunners will be David Guarascio and Moses Port, who previously worked on Happy Endings, Aliens in America and, er, Just Shoot Me. (At least that had some great David Cross moments, right? Looking for the silver lining here.) Read More »
Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
Last week’s renewal of Community was undeniably good news, even with the catch that the upcoming fourth season would consist of thirteen episodes instead of the usual twenty-something. And of course we’re still happy about it… but unfortunately, the caveats continue.
Over the weekend, NBC announced that the series would be moving from Thursdays, where it’s been for the last three seasons, to Fridays. Moreover, there’s still no word on whether showrunner Dan Harmon or star Chevy Chase — who famously had a behind-the-scenes feud this year — will return. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, May 10th, 2012 by Angie Han
The good news for a lot of comedy fans today is that NBC renewed Community for a fourth season. There’s a catch, however. That season is a truncated 13-episode order at this point. And while EW reports the renewal, the site says that the returns of series creator Dan Harmon and actor Chevy Chase are still to be confirmed. Presumably there would be no show without Harmon, but given recent statements by Chevy Chase, perhaps there is still reason to be concerned about his return.
Still no word on Parks & Recreation, though that could arrive later this evening. But we do have promo pics from NBC’s new shows, renewal announcements for 30 Rock and Parenthood, and word on returning stars for The Office. Also after the jump:
- Fox unveils a trailer for Fringe‘s fourth season finale
- FX is developing Heartsick, about a female serial killer
- AMC renews Comic Book Men and The Talking Dead
- HBO drops new character posters for True Blood
- VICE developing weekly newsmagazine series on HBO
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Posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 by Angie Han
Fans of NBC’s Thursday night lineup will want to keep a close eye on TV news in the coming days, as the network is nearing a seventh season renewal for 30 Rock. As for geek favorites Community and Parks & Recreation, let’s just say the latter seems to have a better shot of coming back than the former. Also after the jump…
- NBC picks up 1600 Penn and Animal Practice
- USA’s Political Animals picks up Dylan Baker
- A synopsis for Game of Thrones‘ Season 2 finale
- TRON: Uprising and Once Upon a Time producers take fan questions
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