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'Community' May Be Just a Figment of Joel McHale's Imagination (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 9th 2011 12:00AM
'Community' cast - 'The Soup'With 'Community' airing its final scheduled episode this week (Save Greendale!), the cast stopped by to visit Joel McHale on 'The Soup' (Wed., 10PM ET on E!) with some startling news. When McHale asked why Chevy Chase wasn't with them, Ken Jeong told him, "There is no Chevy. He's a figment of your imagination."

Eventually, after Adam Scott and Nick Kroll joined them on set, it was revealed that not only were the pair of them also figments of his imagination, but so was the entire cast. Mankini explained: "This is just a delusion you created so you wouldn't have to face the face that you only work at E!"

Alison Brie chimed in, "If 'Community' were real, don't you think you would have seen a commercial for it on NBC?"

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'Community' Sneak Peek: Greendale's Most Famous Alum, Luis Guzman, Stops By

by Maggie Furlong, posted Nov 17th 2011 5:05PM
Luis Guzman on 'Community'If you're a hardcore 'Community' fan, then you've probably already goatee'd yourself on social media sites in support of the show. You also probably know that Greendale's most famous alum is stopping by tonight (Thurs., Nov. 17, 8PM ET on NBC).

In 'Documentary Filmmaking: Redux,' Dean Pelton directs the gang in a new commercial for Greendale, which also features fan-favorite students like Magnitude (Pop pop!), Fat Neil, Starburns and Leonard. Also stopping by: the most famous former Human Being of all, actor Luis Guzman, who, as we know, also happens to be immortalized with a statue on campus.

And just like last season's documentary episode, Abed takes over a bit, filming the filming of the commercial for his own archives.

I caught up with the 'Community' cast on set to talk about the Real Luis Guzman vs. Statue Luis Guzman -- here's what stars Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Donald Glover and Gillian Jacobs had to say about "The Guz."

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'Community' Season 3 Preview: New Teachers, Romance & Something Called Torg

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 22nd 2011 12:00PM
'Community' Season 3 starts off with a hallucination, some epic TV references and a quick and fun musical number (Thurs., Sept. 22, 8PM ET on NBC) -- and that's just in the first episode.

I visited the set to find out more about the season premiere, titled 'Biology 101,' and what else is coming up for our favorite Greendale Human Beings.

'Community' cast
We know Annie gets a new nemesis in "Asian Annie," Chang is now a security guard and Troy and Abed are roommates (with Annie moving in with them soon, too), but what's changed for the rest of the study group?

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'Community' Is Hiring! Filling the Greendale Yearbook with More Awesome Human Beings

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jul 28th 2011 11:00AM
It's been a busy week for the casting directors of 'Community.' Greendale Community College is in hiring mode, and the faculty is freshly stocked with two new, sufficiently awesome (and yes, a little random) teachers: Michael K. Williams, coming on board to play a fresh-out-of-jail biology professor, and John Goodman, the new vice dean of the school of air conditioning repair.

While neither actor seems quite perfect, tonally, for the offbeat, referential comedy, the choices may prove brilliant for that very same reason.

With that in mind, we got to thinking about some other slightly plausible, square-peg-in-round-hole teacher choices that might just be crazy enough to work.

Even if they don't take any of our casting advice, that faculty lunchroom is about to get even weirder, in the best way possible.

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Comic-Con Q&A: The 'Community' Cast Gives Scoop on Season 3 (VIDEO)

by Laura Prudom, posted Jul 23rd 2011 8:30PM
CommunityWe know the 'Community' gang will be taking biology in Season 3 (premieres Thurs., Sept 22, 8PM ET on NBC), and news broke this morning that Michael K. Williams (a.k.a. Omar from 'The Wire') will be popping by to play their new professor.

What we haven't heard yet? "Me, Annie and Abed move in together," Donald Glover spilled. " I hope I'm allowed to say that." Creator Dan Harmon said it was more of a possibility for Annie to move in, but did confirm that Troy and Abed will be living together this season: "They definitely are living together, Ernie and Bert-style, from the beginning of the season." What does Danny Pudi think about that? "I think our room will be a blanket fort."

Then there's Dean Pelton (a.k.a. Jim Rash) who's been bumped up to series regular -- so, obviously, expect plenty more awesome costumes this year. "I think I have officially become just a doll for the writers to imagine what else my body should be put in," Rash laughed. "They saw my legs and they were like, 'Oh man, we gotta get more of that on TV.'"

We caught up with Harmon, Glover, Pudi, Rash and stars Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian Jacobs and Ken Jeong on the Comic-Con red carpet to find out a little more about the new season. (And, while Alison Brie wasn't there, Annie's Boobs was, shilling the Season 2 DVD.)

Watch the video to see who has a secret, who wants to learn more at Greendale, who's taking a position of authority and who's losing an arm. (Kidding about one of those ... we think.)

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'Community' Stars Joel McHale & Gillian Jacobs On Shirley's Baby, the Finale & More

by Maggie Furlong, posted Apr 28th 2011 9:00AM
Joel McHale & Gillian Jacobs, 'Community''Community' threw fans a curveball last week with the reveal that Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) had been secretly hooking up again, and this time it went on for a while.

Thanks to the amazingly imaginative flashback theme of the episode, we even got to see bits and pieces of their relationship -- which of course, is already off again since it's not nearly as fun messing around when people know about it.

I caught up with McHale and Jacobs to hear about this week's big episode (Thurs., April 28, 8PM ET on NBC), titled 'Applied Anthropology & Culinary Arts,' which features the birth of Shirley's baby, finally solving the who's-the-daddy mystery.

But, of course, it doesn't happen without a few snags: "We are kind of trapped there for reasons which we're not going to tell you right here right now," McHale teased. Could Shirley's baby actually be born in the same spot where Betty White almost killed Jeff Winger? I love this show.

We also dished about Britta being "a huge slut," a couple of Christopher Nolan movies, the big two-part paintball finale and "dreamy" guest star Josh Holloway. Keep reading for more ...

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PaleyFest 2011: The 'Community' Cast Talk Paintball Redux, Shirley's Baby Daddy and a Very Special Clip Show

by Laura Prudom, posted Mar 16th 2011 11:45AM
Community cast
The sold-out audience at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills was "Pop-Pop!"-ing last night, as the cast and crew of NBC's 'Community' took to the stage to regale us with anecdotes, spoilers and insanity on the 11th night of PaleyFest 2011.

TV Squad was on hand for the press line and panel, where a surprising number of spoilers hints were dropped in regards to the last few episodes of the season, which will see the mystery surrounding Shirley's baby solved, and homage paid to a number of high-concept movie genres ... All in a day's work for the gang at Greendale! Join us after the jump for more. Spoilers ahead.

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Gillian Jacobs on 'Community' Love Triangle, Dream Guest Stars and Future Parodies (VIDEO)

by Kelly Woo, posted Jan 20th 2011 1:00PM
Gillian JacobsWith NBC's new three-hour comedy block debuting tonight, 'Community' plans to kick off the evening with a big change. Huge.

A new member is being added to the study group! But will it be Annie's crush Dr. Rich or Senor Chang?

Coming off a killer stop-motion animated Christmas episode, the second half of 'Community's' second season promises great things, from big-name guest stars (Malcolm Jamal Warner starts tonight as Shirley's ex-husband) to more of its signature parodies (Dungeons & Dragons, coming soon!)

Star Gillian Jacobs stopped by last month to celebrate Festivus with her own Airing of Grievances. We also talked to her about that amazing Christmas episode, her dream guest stars, parody ideas and what's next for the Britta-Jeff-Annie love triangle.

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Celebrate Festivus With TV Squad!

by Joel Keller, posted Dec 23rd 2010 3:00PM
Festivus is being celebrated in the Costanza house on 'Seinfeld'Happy Festivus, everyone! If you're a television fan, you know that December 23 is the day where we gather 'round the aluminum pole, air our grievances, and perform the feats of strength. Thanks to the writers at 'Seinfeld,' Festivus has become a funny tradition for people who are either sick of the holiday folderol or just like the vision of George and Frank Costanza wrestling each other in a living room in Queens.

As has been our tradition, we at TV Squad have been celebrating Festivus for a few weeks now, culminating in the end of our 12 Days of Festivus, where we celebrated the fact that 2010 is the year of New Jersey.

Links to all of our Festivus and year-end coverage is below:

Airing of Grievances -- All Exclusives:
R.L. Stine
Nick Offerman
Gillian Jacobs

The 12 Days of Festivus:
12 Underrated Actors
11 Biggest 'Real Housewives' Feuds
10 Memorable 'Daily Show' and 'Colbert' Moments
9 Unanswered 'Glee' Questions
8 Elder Statesmen (And Women)
7 Reasons Why the 'Lost' Finale Was Satisfying/Dissapointing
6 Late-Night Talk Show Hosts: The Winners and Losers
5 Shows For the Bad Economy
4 Swell AMC Shows
3 Series Farewells: 'Lost,' '24' and 'Law & Order'
2 Dancing Divas: Kate Gosselin and Bristol Palin
1 State to Rule Them All: The Year of New Jersey

Other Year-End Stories:
Best and Worst: Mo Ryan
Best and Worst: Joel Keller
Best and Worst: TV Squad Staff
2010's Biggest TV Jerks
TV Shows Canceled or Retired in 2010
The Year in Magic on TV
The Top Commercials of 2010
2010's Short-Lived Shows

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Gillian Jacobs' Airing of Grievances for Festivus 2010

by Kelly Woo, posted Dec 23rd 2010 11:01AM
Gillian JacobsWhen 'Community' star Gillian Jacobs stopped by our office this week to dish about the show's return on Jan. 20, we also asked her to help us celebrate Festivus with her own Airing of Grievances.

Jacobs talked to us about what's ahead for 'Community,' including the start of Malcolm Jamal-Warner's stint as Shirley's ex-husband, and we'll post all those juicy details in a couple weeks.

For now, here are her top 5 grievances of 2010 ...

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Behind the Scenes of 'Community's' Halloween Episode

by Laura Prudom, posted Oct 28th 2010 11:55AM
Joel McHaleGreendale Community College is a very special kind of educational establishment, catering to the drop-outs, the rejects, the elderly and even those who like to forge their qualifications.

It's also one of the most entertaining places to spend 30 minutes of your time on a Thursday evening, even up against such ratings heavy-hitters as CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' and Fox's 'Bones'.

Perhaps you've never seen an episode of NBC's 'Community,' now in its second season (quite likely, since the show is criminally underrated), but if you only watch one Halloween episode this year, you should make it this one -- it's even on at a special time, 8.30PM ET, so you don't have to choose between those geniuses on CBS and the ... different type of geniuses that populate 'Community'.

Besides, this episode has zombies, and Ken Jeong in skintight Spandex; what more could you ask for from a TV show?

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The 'Community' Cast Opens Up About Their Chicken Obsession & Tonight's 'Basic Rocket Science' Episode (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 14th 2010 1:45PM
Last season of 'Community,' fans went clucking crazy over the chicken fingers episode. Earlier this season, the cast tweeted pics of their Chick-Fil-A-catered bash for Yvette Nicole Brown's birthday. And now, the Kentucky Fried Colonel himself is leading the Greendale Gang into space. (Sort of.)

What is it with this cast and chicken?

I visited the set while they were shooting tonight's big 'Apollo 13' homage (airs 8PM ET on NBC), aptly titled 'Basic Rocket Science,' where the gang gets locked in a KFC-branded flight simulator and takes a giant step for Greendale Human Being-kind.

Check out my interviews with the hilarious cast to get a sneak peek ...

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'Community' Cast Talks Betty White, Dream Guest Stars & Topping the Paintball Episode (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 8th 2010 4:50PM
I added a few must-watch new shows to my DVR last fall, but of all the returning sophomore shows this year, I'm most excited for 'Community.' If they proved anything in Season 1 (with episodes focusing on paintball wars, awkward school dances and chicken fingers), it's that they can -- and will -- do just about anything.


I visited the set of 'Community' to catch up with the cast before Season 2 premieres (Thurs., Sept. 23, 8PM ET on NBC), and the episode they were shooting that day was epic ... but more on that closer to premiere. For now, don't you just want to see your favorite Greendale Human Beings in action?

Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs and Donald Glover gave me the scoop on Betty White's stint on the show, what other guest stars they'd love to have on and how they're actively trying to beat the fan-favorite paintball episode. I also got some Britta vs. Annie questions in there, found out who might be hooking up with Senor Chang (the hysterical Ken Jeong) and got the best treat of all: a nipple dance from Danny Pudi.

Watch and enjoy!

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The Cast of Community Discusses Sluttiness and Bestiality at 'Comic-Con' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 25th 2010 11:45PM
The Cast of 'Community' Discusses Sluttiness and Bestiality at 'Comic-Con'Part of the cast of 'Community' showed up at 'Comic-Con 2010 Live' (Sat., 3PM ET on G4). Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale, and Alison Brie appeared at the convention to promote the upcoming season of their sitcom. And while talking to host Olivia Munn, the trio discussed such standard interview topics such as "sluts," "whores," and stealing Betty White's medication.

It all started when Olivia mentioned the recent love triangle on 'Community' as though it was a real thing. "You're a whore, and you cheated on her with her," she said to Joel and the two girls.

"I prefer a slut to whore," Alison replied.

Joel struck back by pointing out that Olivia was wearing fairly skanky boots during the interview. "These boots are my whore boots; I wear it proud," Olivia replied.

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Three Girls, One Guy on 'Community' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 20th 2010 9:45PM
Three Girls, One Guy on 'Community'Who do you love? That's the question that it's all boiling down to on 'Community' (Thu., 8PM ET on NBC).

[Spoiler alert.]

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