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Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 2:34PM EDT
Chevy Chase bashes SNL again: "I’m amazed that Lorne has gone so low"
Source: The Washington Post
After criticizing the way Saturday Night Live stars say "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night" is currently said on Norm Macdonald Has a Show, the 74-year-old Chase complained to The Washington Post that SNL has gone downhill since Season 2. “First of all, between you and me and a lamppost, jeez, I don’t want to put down Lorne (Michaels) or the cast, but I’ll just say, maybe off the record, I’m amazed that Lorne has gone so low," he said. "I had to watch a little of it, and I just couldn’t f*cking believe it," he added. “That means a whole generation of sh*theads laughs at the worst fucking humor in the world. You know what I mean? How could you dare give that generation worse shit than they already have in their lives? It just drives me nuts.” Chase also had negative things to say about SNL legends Tina Fey, "just not funny" Will Ferrell, Eddie Murphy and Kristen Wiig. “I liked her a lot," he said of Wiig. "She had two things going for her. She had clear-cut chops, and she was pretty, too. But what happened to her? Where did she go?” ALSO: Chase responds to Donald Glover's accusation he cracked racial jokes on the set of Community.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
How shows like Community and One Day at a Time avoided cancelation
Sony Pictures Television president Jeff Frost, whose studio has had a number of high-profile renewals of shows that seemed marked for death, offers some insight into how he's kept shows alive.
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Joel McHale suggests that Donald Glover is too big for a potential Community movie
"Getting Donald would be very hard at this point unless we had $10 million lying around for him to appear," says McHale. "Donald, $10 million good for one day? We kind of need him."
Posted Monday 2/26/18 at 5:43PM EST
Donald Glover says he originally pitched a conventional story for Atlanta, but "I was Trojan-horsing FX"
Source: The A.V. Club
“I knew what FX wanted from me,” Glover says in a New Yorker profile. “They were thinking it’d be me and Craig Robinson horse-tailing around, and it’ll be kind of like Community, and it’ll be on for a long time. I was Trojan-horsing FX. If I told them what I really wanted to do, it wouldn’t have gotten made.” His brother and Atlanta collaborator, Stephen Glover, adds: “Donald promised, ‘Earn and Al work together to make it in the rough music industry. Al got famous for shooting someone and now he’s trying to deal with fame, and I’ll have a new song for him every week. Darius will be the funny one, and the gang’s going to be all together.’ That was the Trojan horse.”
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
Joel McHale's new Netflix talk show will avoid Trump and politics
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale will focus on what McHale knows best: pop-culture. "On The Soup, we were never a political show," he says. "We were always about covering the coverage. So, if there was something going on in the news, and everyone was talking about it, we would always say, 'This was how this was presented' and we make a joke about it. But me, I'm not smart enough to give a searing political indictment." ALSO: Watch McHale reunite with Community's Jim Rash and Alison Brie.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 1:41PM EST
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale kicks off with Kevin Hart and two of his Community castmates
Watch the official trailer for McHale’s new Netflix talk show. McHale's guests on the Feb. 18 premiere include Hart, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, Mike Colter, Paul Reiser and Jodie Sweetin.
Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 2:57PM EST
Former Community writer Megan Ganz: Why I accepted Dan Harmon’s apology for sexually harassing me
Source: The New York Times
“The most important part of the apology was its specificity,” Ganz tells The New York Times. “He gave a complete account of what he did. Not the salacious details that people focus on — was it in a bar? what time? who was there? — but the ugly little realities. He knew that I didn’t welcome his advances. He did it anyway. He treated me differently than he treated the male writers. And when people confronted him about it, he lied.” She adds: “The irony is, Dan was the only person who could wipe those doubts from my head. That’s why I was able to accept his apology. Because I felt vindicated, to others but more importantly to myself.”
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
Dan Harmon’s apology to former Community writer Megan Ganz was unusual in that it wasn’t damage control — it was a self-reckoning
Harmon, says Caroline Framke, “did something that few other men have done when called out on predatory, destructive behavior: He took real responsibility for his actions, dug deep into the ugliness that caused them, and pledged to do better. Whether or not he will is another question entirely. With this apology, at least, he has shown others a way to accept blame for their worst instincts — which will be crucial if anything is to change going forward.”
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
Danny Pudi says the Community cast members keeps in touch, and they’re “ready” to make a movie
Source: TV Guide
"We have a little text chain, so we're always like, 'We're ready! We're ready!'" Pudi said at the TV press tour. "But who knows? I think everyone's excited for it, it's just a matter of it hopefully coming together, and I'll be there."
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 2:57PM EST
Dan Harmon gives a lengthy apology on his podcast for sexually harassing former Community writer Megan Ganz
“Here’s a weird one for you: Last week, I called out my former boss @danharmon for sexual harassment, and today I’m going to ask you to listen to his podcast,” Ganz tweeted this morning. “I’m not being flippant. I didn’t bring up this mess just to sweep it back under the rug. But I find myself in the odd position of having requested an apology publicly, and then having received one—a good one—also publicly. I waited 6 years for it, but you can find it 18:38 in.”
Posted Wednesday 1/03/18 at 1:26PM EST
Dan Harmon apologizes for treating a female former Community writer “like garbage”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
In a Twitter exchange with writer Megan Ganz, the Community creator acknowledged his bad behavior, tweeting: “i’m filled with regret and a lot of foggy memories about abusing my position, treating you like garbage. I would feel a lot of relief if you told me there was a way to fix it. I’ll let you call the shots. Til then, at least know I know I was an awful boss and a selfish baby.” Ganz responded: "I wish my memories were foggier. I wish there was a way to fix it. It took me years to believe in my talents again, to trust a boss when he complimented me and not cringe when he asked for my number. I was afraid to be enthusiastic, knowing it might be turned against me later."
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 9:24PM EST
Dan Harmon's advice on dealing with depression is surprisingly “beautiful”
The TV mastermind behind Rick and Morty and Community tweeted this week: “We put ourselves under so much pressure to feel good. It’s okay to feel bad. It might be something you’re good at!”
Posted Wednesday 11/22/17 at 10:51PM EST
Dan Harmon is optimistic about a Community movie because high-profile Hollywood filmmakers are interested
The Russo Brothers, who directed the Community pilot and Justin Lin, who directed three episodes, may have the Hollywood clout to bring the “six seasons and a movie” dream to fruition. Harmon says Lin “in particular has always been jazzed about the idea of doing a Community movie.”
Posted Thursday 9/07/17 at 9:21PM EDT
Alison Brie is thrilled her GLOW outfit is worthy of a Halloween costume
In an instagram post, Brie thanked her parents, her costume designer and former Community co-star Chevy Chase.