Articles for Community Season 3

Community season 3 has already premiered, and we‘ve got a lot to look forward to. Dean Pelton has already had a run-in with John Goodman‘s masterful, overbearing Vice Dean Laybourne, Jeff (Joel McHale) has a new nemesis in his biology professor and the study group is once again at odds with Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase). But something else was hinted at that you might have missed amongst all the rivalries and Abed/Troy bromance ...Community spoilers lie ahead. Turn back if you‘re wary!  Read more »
Sometimes, NBC is kind of mean. The network, which had been keeping us from watching some excellent television throughout September and most of October, has delayed the season 5 premiere of Chuck by another week. We now need to wait until Friday, October 28 to see the beginning of Chuck season 5. Read more »
After far too many months absent from our televisions, the season 7 premiere of Bones will finally air on Thursday, November 3. But if you can‘t wait until then, we have a preview of what audiences can expect when Bones returns. Read more »
Anyone who watches Community knows that it‘s a crazy show. Leaving aside the fact that the continuing chronicles of Greendale Community College eschew our sense of sitcom normalcy on a regular basis, even the more "standard" episodes find much of their humor in insanity. Thus, it probably makes sense that Community fans are a little crazy too. Fortunately, some of those crazies are also creative geniuses. The two videos below pretty much prove this. Read more »
NBC has released its mid-season lineup, and much like the network itself, it‘s a total mess. Shows are moving, getting delayed, starting and stopping, and fans will most likely have a hard time trying to find what they‘re looking for.  Read more »
You need to watch these videos. This week‘s Community, "Regional Holiday Music," is the show‘s Christmas episode. It‘s a musical. A musical that parodies Glee. The result is an absolutely astounding romp through lyrical insanity. And the videos featured in this article -- which include a Danny Pudi/Donald Glover rap about Christmas espionage -- show just how gloriously crazy the holidays can be on Community.Note to extremely observant readers: Earlier, this was a video that featured Alison Brie‘s Annie singing to Joel McHale‘s Jeff. For reasons unknown, NBC has removed that video and replaced it with a selection of related footage. If you missed the earlier one, do keep an eye out for it when Community airs on Thursday at 8pm. You won‘t be sorry. Read more »
Glee fans, be warned: Community‘s Christmas episode is coming for your show. And not even Sue Sylvester has ever mounted an attack so hilarious and so devastating. The brilliant NBC comedy (Thursday at 8pm) is staging a very long parody of the FOX musical sensation, and it perfectly mocks everything wrong with Glee.  Read more »
Today‘s latest TV news involves an in-flight Scrabble squabble, a couple new series pick-ups, and the big screen version of Jack Bauer. How thrilling. Read more »
Ready for another edition of Buddy Bites, kids? You know, our little news roundup thing. There‘s a fair bit of bad news for men in tonight‘s edition, and we start off with... Read more »
Super Bowl XLVI puts the New York Giants against the New England Patriots, and while many fans are excited about the match-up, I‘m proud to admit that I‘m one of those people who watches the Super Bowl for the commercials. Oh sure, I‘m mildly interested in the actual football game, but that‘s just because, if the Giants lose, my brother will cry.  Read more »
Ahh, pilot season -- that time in a TV fan‘s year when we hear about planned new shows, fall in love with it, and then get anxious about whether we‘ll even see them on our screens. And yet we fall in love with them anyway.Tonight‘s casting roundup kicks off with four pilot-y bits, and once that‘s done, we have a Big Love wife going to New York, a new head vampire in Bon Temps, and a purveyor of knowledge heading to Greendale. But yes, the pilot-y bits, yes. Read more »
Six seasons and a movie? Not quite, not yet. But at least we now have a return date for NBC‘s long-missing comedy, Community. The network has announced the dates for several returns and premieres, as well as some major scheduling changes to take place over the spring. Keep reading for the details. Read more »
Today‘s roundup includes a hosting gig, and the casting of a real-life love interest and a bunch of TV family members. Read on to find out more.  Read more »
At the 84th Annual Academy Awards, the big nominees were the big winners. Coming into the 2012 Oscars, Hugo and The Artist were the most nominated films, and both walked away with five wins each. The big winner was The Artist, a silent, black-and-white movie that won for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.  Read more »
It‘s safe to say that this year‘s Oscars is, more than ever before, a big love letter to film. Two features that paid tribute to the art, The Artist and Hugo, both dominated in Hollywood‘s biggest night.See our pick for the best and worst moments of tonight‘s Oscars Read more »
With less than two weeks to go until the return of the brilliantly funny Community, here‘s a roundup of some of the many artworks created by passionate fans to honor the show (which was only recently given a return date from its indefinite winter hiatus). We‘re counting down the days until March 15!  Read more »
At the PaleyFest Community Viewing Party in New York last Saturday, fans of the comedy gathered to participate in a "Greendale Pep Rally" (complete with costume and poster contests) and watch the upcoming episode "Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts." Event-goers were also able to watch the PaleyFest panel livestreamed from L.A., which was also available for viewing online. Keep reading for some teasers (warning: mild spoilers ahead) and general thoughts on the episode, which airs on March 15 at 8pm on NBC. Read more »
When Comedy Central created the Comedy Awards last year, it seemed like a joke. In fact, South Park devoted an entire episode to mocking the concept of an awards show for comedy. But looking at this year‘s nominees, it‘s hard to argue that these awards are infinitely better than any other awards show when it comes to television.  Read more »
The Greendale gang joined Community producers and creator Dan Harmon last Saturday for the annual PaleyFest event in L.A. Before the panel, there was a screening of next week‘s new episode (the show‘s return after its tragic mid-winter break) and then the entertaining bunch got to talking about everything from a possible movie concept to "the Chang tongue." Here are some of the interesting highlights from the talk.  Read more »
Community is almost back!After what felt like years but probably was only months, NBC is allowing the insanity of Community back on our televisions. And, judging from a new promo video for the upcoming spring episodes, Community is just as weird and incredible as ever. Keep reading to see for yourself. Read more »
The Greendale study group has found a second home on Comedy Central. The off-network rights were acquired today in a multi-year deal made between Sony Pictures Television (the studio behind NBC‘s Community) and the all-comedy cable network.  Read more »
Finally, the day has come! Tomorrow is the joyous return of the Greendale Community College study group. Whether you‘re one of the many avid cult fans of this much-loved comedy or you‘re brand new to the show, here is a list of clips that all can enjoy. Community takes big risks (one of the many reasons we love it), but this often means new audiences struggle to overcome an episode that may seem too weird or niche - but if you get to know the core group of characters at the heart of this crazy tale of misfits, you will enjoy watching following them on whatever strange (but wonderful) path the series takes them. So get to know the seven members of the study group family; and if you know them already, then you‘ll delight in witnessing their many quirks and convoluted relationships with a familiar fondness. Read more »
Community fans were put at ease at last yesterday with the show‘s highly anticipated return. In "Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts," we saw a welcomed focus on Shirley, as she struggled to balance her old life with her new ambitions, which came at a crossroads during the planning for her second wedding to ex-husband Andre (played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner). While she tried to find a happy medium, the other study group members grappled with their own issues with marriage/weddings (Britta and Jeff, both fiercely anti-marriage, somehow ended up nearly marrying each other in another drunken contest and Troy and Abed attempted normalcy with entertaining results). Here are some stand-out moments from the episode: Read more »
A week after Community‘s promising return reception, Gillian Jacobs (who plays the clumsy, protest-ready Britta) sat down with fans for a live Web chat hosted by Show Tracker via the Los Angeles Times. Here are some interesting tidbits we learned from the lovely star: Read more »
Last night our favorite study group returned after winter break to find two of their members in different dilemmas: Jeff, due to some new anti-anxiety pills prescribed by his shrink, is now too self-confident ("my swagger has a new swagger"), and Abed has hired so many celebrity impersonators he‘s now indebted to The Doppel Gang (the service he uses to reenact famous movie scenes). Here‘s a breakdown of what followed, including the episode‘s comedic and dramatic highlights. Read more »
The first half of Community‘s epic Troy and Abed battle was an absurd delight, but one of the most puzzling parts was the reappearance of John Goodman as Vice Dean Laybourne.  Read more »
Coming off of last week‘s thoroughly entertaining episode, this week‘s "Digital Exploration of Interior Design" managed to pack in some punches while integrating a forbidden love story and furthering the wedge between Troy and Abed (much to our devastation). Keep reading for the highlights on Guinness World Records, corpohumanization and how 1984 can be a tale of romance. Read more »
It seems the friction between Community showrunner Dan Harmon and regular cast member Chevy Chase has found a resolution, albeit somewhat indirectly. The notoriously expressive Harmon had remained surprisingly quiet on the whole Chase feud (aside from a couple tweets that slipped through) until yesterday, when he posted an apology on his personal Tumblr.  Read more »
Last night featured one of Community‘s distinctive parody episodes, this time emulating a PBS documentary style established by Ken Burns (see his award-winning film The Civil War) to depict the epic pillow fight between Troy and Abed. While much of the episode is devoted to following the documentary structure, the heart of the story lies with the conflict between our favorite Greendale pair and whether they can truly overcome this rupture in their friendship.  Read more »
Penguins as a sign of insanity. Pillow fights with the gravitas of Iwo Jima.These things count as brave on network TV. NBC Thursday nights may have just cornered the market on such bravery with last night‘s Community and Awake. Read more »
After last week‘s darker conceptual episode (due to the documentary style and the subject of Trobed*‘s rift in their friendship), this week‘s "Origins of Vampire Mythology" was a welcome change in tone and scope. The story focused solely on the study group members (with some brief appearances by Chang and the ever-present Dean), and while there were a few different subplots, they all connected to the central story of the group (with the exception of Pierce, but I‘ll get to that).  Read more »
Yes, we thought the Community cyber-feud between creator Dan Harmon and actor Chevy Chase had settled down when Harmon released a lengthy apology on his blog. Sadly, we were mistaken. Yet another voice mail from Chase to Harmon was leaked last week to Celebbuzz that is thought to be from March 2011. Although a year old, the audio recording adds fuels to the current flame and leads us to believe the rift between Harmon and Chase has been ongoing and not likely to subside any time soon. Read more »
Community creator Dan Harmon called this week‘s episode "either the best or the worst thing to happen to TV," and after having watched "Virtual Systems Analysis," I‘m going to say it falls in the former category. Almost the entire episode takes place in the Dreamatorium, the empty, gridded room Troy and Abed use to play out their fantasies (including Inspector Spacetime, a fictional spoof of Doctor Who). But this time, after Annie slyly sets up Troy and Britta on a lunch date, it‘s Abed and Annie who spend time together in the magical room - resulting in a whirlwind journey into Abed‘s deepest insecurities.  Read more »
Since Community‘s mid-season return last month, the new material has been smart, weird, risky and hilarious - everything we were hoping for. Now that the end of the season is nearing, there are still a few things we‘re awaiting with anticipation, and this week‘s Law & Order homage episode (entitled "Basic Lupine Urology") is certainly one of them.  Read more »
Community has long established itself as a genius of comedic parodies, and last night‘s Law & Order spoof was no exception. Once again, "Basic Lupine Urology" hit all the right notes tonally and stylistically - bringing us back to the classic crime procedural genre - while managing to position our favorite characters in its archetypal roles in the best ways. It somehow managed to make us interested in a "case" about a tampered yam experiment and provide some twists and laughs along the way.  Read more »
There‘s been some shuffling around in NBC‘s Thursday night finale schedule, as the Futon Critic reported last weekend that Community will end its third season on May 17, with three new episodes playing in one night (with the 30 Rock finale thrown in for good measure). With only a couple weeks left, and so much Community to experience - not to mention the anxiety of that fickle season four renewal hanging over our heads - here‘s a breakdown of the final schedule of our favorite Greendale comedy.  Read more »
SPOILER alert: If you haven‘t seen last week‘s episode of Community, you may want to stop reading. During last week‘s Law & Order parody episode, we abruptly learned of the loss of Alex "Star-Burns" Osbourne, the minor character on the show known for his shady demeanor and inexplicably shaped facial hair. Though his unexpected death fit the nature of the original NBC crime drama, there is apparently a deeper backstory to Star-Burns‘ demise -- a plot point which helps propel the stories for the rest of the season.  Read more »
Danny Pudi has become a household name since his breakout role as the eccentric Abed Nadir on NBC‘s Community, currently in its last stretch of its third season. Pudi recently teamed up with Speed Stick to promote their new "Handle It" campaign: Pudi is asking guys to share their most awkward, horrific "Handle It" moments when they somehow managed to keep their cool. As part of the campaign, we were able to catch up with the Community actor to discuss the "Handle It" moments of life and what it‘s like to play TV‘s most pop culture-savvy outsider. Read on for the full transcript of our interview.  Read more »
It‘s finally the day of Community‘s return after an unbearably long winter break, and to celebrate we were able to chat with one of the show‘s stars Joel McHale (who plays Jeff Winger, the study group‘s reluctant leader and expert smooth talker). McHale was able to reveal and confirm a few teasers, as well as address the Annie-or-Britta question. Keep reading for the full interview and be sure to catch the show‘s return tonight at 8pm on NBC. Read more »
This week‘s episode was fairly straightforward: the group grapples with the death of skuzzy classmate Star-Burns after a freak meth lab accident. This means Jeff and Britta (the two "worst" of the group) predictably take their stances as indifferent pessimist and ‘expert‘ grief counselor, respectively. We probably could have watched the two fight it out over how to mourn (Britta‘s flailing attempt to role-play as Star-Burns was particularly enjoyable), but the Dean can-cans in with some (possibly) worse news: Professor Kane has resigned and they must all take summer school to make up the biology credit. It is this incident - rather than Star-Burns‘ unfortunate death - that incites the momentum of the episode. Read more »
Last Christmas we were gifted with a special Glee spoof episode of Community that allowed us to hear the musical talents of the Greendale gang. Everybody sang respectably, with the exception of Britta, who managed to destroy the group‘s chances for regionals with her interesting tree tune from the heart (relive the awkwardness through the clip below). Outside the world of Community, however, some of the cast has taken their musical ambitions to real life stages, proving their performing skills aren‘t limited to acting.  Read more »
Six seasons and a movie? Not quite. But, considering how imperiled Community has been over the past couple of years, this might be the best we can hope for. Read more »
Here‘s what went down in last night‘s "Curriculum Unavailable": The study group collectively delved into a major theme of this season, Abed‘s worrisome psychological well-being, through a series of clips that highlighted the whole group‘s neuroses and Greendale‘s role in all the craziness. It was essentially a clip show harking back to season 2‘s praised "Paradigms of Human Memory" that also settled a dark issue (Abed‘s sanity) and prepared for next week‘s showdown with Chang. This meant many funny, enlightening montages and plenty of cultural references/nods (even for the newly renewed Community).  Read more »
The triple dose of new Community episodes to end season 3 is almost upon us, and to prepare for a long summer without the Greendale 7, let‘s take a look back at this distinctive season so far. From an abrupt winter hiatus that provoked the comedy‘s many cult-like fans to some experimental risks (even for Community), this season has certainly been interesting. Pierce became less of an outcast, Troy and Abed engaged in civil war and Britta became the worst. There were documentaries, unexpected deaths and the divergence of multiple timelines. Basically, it got weird, but in a good way.  Read more »
This week the five major networks announce their schedules for the 2012-2013 TV season. The upfronts come with news of which shows are being renewed and canceled, which new shows will be coming to the network and which shows are moving to a new day or time.  Read more »
A video game, an elaborate heist and the appearance of evil Abed. Despite an unwelcome winter hiatus, a supposed feud between its creator and cast member and fans fretting about its renewal fate, Community managed to end its memorable third season with a trio of comedic brilliance. With three episodes packed into a single night, there was so much Community to experience, it was almost overwhelming. To help you process all the goodness from the conclusion of season 3, here‘s a review of each episode.  Read more »
Has Community just been Britta-ed? Have we entered the darkest timeline?Over the past several weeks, rumors have floated around the TV world that Community creator and showrunner Dan Harmon would be replaced when the show returns for season 4. Those rumors have now been confirmed: Dan Harmon is out. Read more »
When award nominations go out, Community gets ignored. That‘s how it works, right? Apparently that‘s not precisely true anymore -- Community leads all shows in the Critics‘ Choice Television Award nominations with a total of six nominations. Check out all the nominees here! Read more »
How do you continue the resurgence of TV comedy? Community and New Girl have both found ways to bring us the fun throughout the summer -- keep reading to find out how you can get some comedy fun for yourself! Read more »
Could somebody please hand Danny Pudi an Emmy now? Because the actor‘s portrayal of Abed in "Virtual Systems Analysis" was nothing short of brilliant. Pudi -- with a significant assist from Alison Brie and the rest of the cast -- used the bizarreness of the Dreamatorium to give us a Community episode as full of heart as it was hilarious. Somehow, Community has made Abed, an emotional and inaccessible character, into the huge and warm heart of the show. And it works. Read more »
NBC is the first network to announce its fall premiere dates, and some of its shows are getting a very early start. Due to NBC‘s coverage of the Olympics, the network will be launching some of its new shows in August to get a big boost.  Read more »
It‘s not an Emmy, but it‘s a start. On Monday, June 18, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association awarded their Best Drama and Best Comedy Series Critics‘ Choice Awards to Homeland and Community, respectively. Keep reading for all of the award winners. Read more »
It‘s possibly bad news for the legions of Nathan Fillion fans out there: Castle will not attend the San Diego Comic-Con in 2012. Community, on the other hand, plans to take the Con yet again. Read more »
On Tuesday, June 26, 2012, Nora Ephron died of cancer at age 71. The prolific and successful screenwriter and director was responsible for some of the most beloved romantic comedies of recent decades, and her death was felt by many in the TV industry. See what they had to say here. Read more »
The San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, so it‘s time to get planning. We‘ve got all of the television-related panel and event information for Friday (July 13) right here, so check it out. Read more »
The San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, so it‘s time to get planning. We‘ve got all of the television-related panel and event information for Saturday (July 14) right here, so check it out! Read more »
What can make Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion cry? A ballroom full of 4,800 Firefly fans. Especially if a large portion of those fans have camped out overnight for the privilege of being in attendance at the 10th anniversary reunion of the series. And they‘re wearing Jayne hats. And brown coats. Lots of brown coats.  Read more »
What happens when you gather Nathan Fillion from Castle, Joel McHale from Community, David Giuntoli from Grimm, Matt Smith from Dr. Who, Maggie Q from Nikita, Liam McIntyre from Spartacus, Sarah Wayne Callies from The Walking Dead, Jasika Nicole from Fringe and Tyler Posey from Teen Wolf at one table? All manner of chaos. The fact that these stars are on the Fan Favorite panel at Comic Con just seems to give them license to compete for the title of Class Clown.  Read more »
Even though Sons of Anarchy has been renewed for season 6 little is known about season 5. We do know that the cast is growing with additions like Jimmy Smits, Harold Perrineau, Ashley Tisdale and Billy Brown. Hopefully all that will change with one of Comic-Con‘s final panels, Sons of Anarchy.  Read more »
Community is a sitcom. It is not sci-fi or fantasy (usually). But somehow -- thanks to its weirdness and to its dedicated fans -- Community fits in perfectly at the San Diego Comic-Con. Just before the show‘s cast took the stage for their panel, we got a chance to talk to Joel McHale. Check out this video to find out what happened next. Read more »
Community loves its fans. This is no surprise to anyone who is familiar with Inspector Spacetime, pillow forts vs blanket forts or the phrase, "Six seasons and a movie!" Comic Con is an avenue for the cast and crew to show that love to those who have helped this underdog series get to a fourth season. Read more »
It‘s going to take at least three more months before Community returns to our TV screens but we have something that will hopefully ease the wait. In the recent San Diego Comic-Con, the cast, executive producers and writers talked about the upcoming season, which sees several  behind-the-scenes changes. As reported previously, Dan Harmon will no longer serve as showrunner of the series while executive producers Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan will be leaving to pursue other projects as well. Read more »
The 2012 Emmy Award nominations will be announced Thursday morning at 8:40am ET (5:40am PT) by Scandal‘s Kerry Washington and Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman.There are plenty of shows and actors that don‘t need to worry about scoring a nomination. Shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Modern Family are sure to rake in a ton of nominations, as should Showtime‘s freshman drama Homeland. Odds are also good that past winners like Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) will hear their names announced.  Read more »
The 2012 Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning, and while it‘s easy to point out huge nubs (no Parks and Recreation for Comedy Series?) or embarrassingly awful nominations (Jon Cryer for Two and a Half Men?), I‘m going to focus on the positive.  Read more »
When your co-stars are a monkey and a tiger, things are bound to get a little wild. That‘s what actress Marisa Quinn found out when filming the upcoming NBC sitcom Animal Practice. The sitcom takes place in a veterinary hospital and centers around the zany characters who work within its walls. And things are looking bright for the denizens of Animal Practice. NBC is giving the show a big thumbs-up by airing the pilot episode of the fall series early after the Olympics this Sunday. Marisa Quinn, who will also be appearing in the final Twilight installment, got to log some quality time with tigers and monkeys and star Justin Kirk. Oh my! BuddyTV was lucky enough to speak with Quinn about her experience on the show, monkey-napping from Community and the feel of tiger breath on her face.  Read more »
Two of the most enjoyable fall shows are about to get a little better with two extraordinary new casting updates. Deadline reports that  Teen Wolf‘s J.R. Bourne will join ABC‘s Revenge while THR says  Franklin and Bash‘s Malcolm McDowell is heading to NBC‘s Community.  Read more »
Michael Clarke Duncan, an Oscar nominee and a recent TV star of The Finder has died at the age of 54. Thanks to Twitter, reactions from Hollywood were swift and sad. A number of actors, producers and more who had worked with Duncan took to the social media site to express their grief. Read more »
If you‘re a big of Community, as well as star Donald Glover, then you‘re in for some good news. Looks like Glover is taking a trip back behind the camera to develop a new comedy series for NBC. Read more »
Your average sitcom doesn‘t have many big mysteries. But Community has never been much of an average sitcom. Thus, the beloved NBC comedy has had a big mystery for quite awhile: Who is Jeff Winger‘s father?Thanks to a photo posted by Joel McHale on Twitter, we may know who is playing Jeff‘s dad in Community season 4. So who is it? Read more »
OK, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that NBC seems to want to actually promote the fall returns of Community (and Whitney, I guess). The bad news is that we will have to wait even longer to enjoy those returns. When will the shows air? Nobody knows yet... Read more »
I hope you like to laugh. Because that‘s what TV has in store for us this fall. NBC is the first major network to announce its schedule for Fall 2012, and comedy is everywhere. Check out the full schedule here! Read more »