Articles for Community Season 1

After its initial announcement last month about the shows it would pick up, today NBC revealed its official 2009-2010 schedule and also made several official cancellations.My Name is Earl and Medium are both gone, though there are possibilities that both shows could be picked up by rival networks.  For My Name is Earl, it‘s especially difficult since the season ended with a cliffhanger.More Fall Lineups:FOXABCNBCCBSThe CW Read more »
If you either (1) like Joel McHale on The Soup or (2) miss Chevy Chase, then Community is the show for you.  The upcoming NBC comedy not only marks the return of SNL original Chevy Chase, it is also McHale‘s, 37, first foray into scripted television after being a regular on The Adam Carolla Show and Mickey and Amelia Show, on top, of course, of his weekly slaughtering of television‘s worst on E!‘s The Soup.Set to debut during the fall, Community follows Jeff (McHale), a lawyer who has to go back to school when the state bar suspended his license when his college degree was "less than legitimate."  Chase, meanwhile, will play another student in the community college who has been married five times. The plots would normally revolve around the community college - "loser college, remedial teens, 20-something drop-outs, middle-age divorcees, and old people keeping their minds active as they circle the drain of eternity." Read more »
NBC has already announced the premiere dates for its fall shows, kicking off the highly anticipated, The Jay Leno Show, on Monday, September 14 at 10pm---a week before the official start of the 2009-10 TV season. The Biggest Loser will also get an early start this fall as it kicks off the news season with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, September 15.  Read more »
This season there are a ton of new shows on TV, but only five that youabsolutely, positively must watch.  Sure, we‘re definitely going tocheck in every week on the sexy stars of the CW‘s Vampire Diaries andMelrose Place, and we‘ll enjoy the ladies of Eastwick, but right now,we‘re talking about five watch-or-die shows.  Read more »
It hardly came as a surprise, but it‘s good news nonetheless: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that NBC has issued early renewals to The Office, Community and 30 Rock, ensuring that its strong Thursday night comedy lineup will be back for at least one more season. Parks and Recreation was renewed less than a month ago.Don‘t forget to catch: CW Renews ‘Supernatural,‘ ‘ANTM‘ ‘Vampire Diaries,‘ ‘Gossip Girl‘ and ‘90210‘Nine million people tuned in to see Pam (Jenna Fischer) give birth on The Office, which for the first time beat an original Grey‘s Anatomy episode in the coveted 18-49 demo. It was the highest rating episode for the NBC staple since the big Niagara wedding last year, also featuring the show‘s main couple. Read more »
Packing 30 or so years of high-stakes, high death-toll action movie references into less than 30 minutes of your community college comedy show: it‘s a tall order, but Dan Harmon got it done. And then some.Last night‘s episode of Community, "Modern Warfare," pitted the gang against the rest of the school in an all-out paintball war "with a prize for last man standing. Or last man in a wheelchair with no paint on him," courtesy of Dean Pelton: priority registration.What ensued was a beautiful, brilliant blend of everything from Aliens to The Matrix to Scarface to ... do my eyes deceive me, or did I see a little bit of Running Man in there, too?Watch the full episode here at BuddyTV, and join me after the jump for my favorite lines from the episode: Read more »
Summer is upon us and that means it‘s time to mark our calendars and bid farewell to some of our favorite shows, including Lost, Grey‘s Anatomy, Glee, and 24, just to name a few. To help you plan your TV schedule, here‘s a rundown of shows that are about to wrap up and their respective finale dates. Read more »
NBC will wrap up its four comedies tonight - Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office and 30 Rock. On the agenda: a whistleblower, a Britta-Professor Slater showdown, Leslie‘s children‘s concert and Liz meeting the man of her dreams.Here‘s how the peacock‘s Thursday comedy block will end: Read more »
After a midseason kickoff last season, Chuck is back on NBC‘s fall calendar, prematurely leaked by The Hollywood Reporter. Chuck returns to its old Monday 8pm slot, followed by two rookies: global-conspiracy-theory drama The Event and another action drama, this time about a team of US Marshalls who track down fugitives, Chase.See More:The CW‘s Fall Lineup>>CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>ABC‘s Fall Lineup>>FOX‘s Fall Lineup>>Wednesday, meanwhile, is Law and Order night, featuring the spin-off Law & Order: Los Angeles at 10, while J.J. Abrams drama Undercovers and Law & Order: SVU open the night. Mercy and Trauma, as well as former NBC flagship Heroes, are nowhere in sight, although network execs are reportedly in talks to give both Heroes and Law & Order "special event" or two-hour finale send-offs next fall. Read more »
After 16 years of filming Late Night with Conan O‘Brien, tonight the redheaded funnyman begins his new gig as the host of The Tonight Show. He‘ll be joined by Will Ferrell, musical guest Pearl Jam, and will have former Late Night co-host Andy Richter by his side once more.In anticipation of his Tonight debut, many of Conan‘s celebrity friends--including 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin, Apprentice host Donald Trump, and others--offered words of encouragement and advice to O‘Brien, who will have all of America watching to see how he makes the gig his own.As O‘Brien recently told the New York Times, "There‘s an opportunity toput my stamp on this show. I‘ve got an ego, and I want to do my Tonight Show." Read more »