Season 2 of Community Finally Comes to the UK!

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Season 2 of Community Finally Comes to the UK!

Postby Char » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:44 am

If there's anyone here in the UK who likes/wants to watch Community without having to search it out online or tune into livestreams every week like I do, you should know that season 2, episode 1: Anthropology 101 is on Sony Entertainment TV (Sky channel 157, Virgin Media channel 193) tonight at 10:30.

I've already seen it several times, but it's a great episode, so I shall be recording it and watching it when I get home from work! :mrgreen:

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Re: Season 2 of Community Finally Comes to the UK!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:49 am

Is there anything Betty White isn't in, at the moment?
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Re: Season 2 of Community Finally Comes to the UK!

Postby Char » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:54 am

Also, here's Joel McHale in the new Nintendo 3DS viral ad:

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Re: Season 2 of Community Finally Comes to the UK!

Postby Bickaxe » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:25 pm

Missed this somehow.....
Seen season 1 and friends have the rest but I don't have the time to watch it. Have seen the latest episodes though...season 4?.... Abed rocks.
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Re: Season 2 of Community Finally Comes to the UK!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri May 11, 2012 9:55 am

The network has renewed Community for a shortened Season 4 - 13 episodes.
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Re: Season 2 of Community Finally Comes to the UK!

Postby Char » Sun May 13, 2012 12:07 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:The network has renewed Community for a shortened Season 4 - 13 episodes.


:clap: I was so glad when I heard the news! Of course I'd be even happier if it had gotten a full length season, but another 13 episodes of my favourite show is nothing to grumble about, so I am very happy. :D
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Re: Season 2 of Community Finally Comes to the UK!

Postby Char » Thu May 17, 2012 3:47 pm

THREE episodes of Community tonight, which brings us to the end of season 3! Looks like its going to be an awesome finale too!

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Re: Season 2 of Community Finally Comes to the UK!

Postby Char » Sat May 19, 2012 9:10 am

Wow, some horribly disappointing news broke just a while ago. Dan Harmon has been replaced as show runner. For those not too familiar with the show, Dan Harmon created Community and made it into the fan-worshipped piece of genius that it has become. The general opinion at the moment is that Community without Dan Harmon is not Community.

After the show was picked up for a fourth season, apparently Harmon heard nothing from Sony about the show, no calls, no nothing and then found out just as we did that he's been replaced as producer/show runner.

He blogged about it himself not too long ago. Read below if you're interested:

HEY, DID I MISS ANYTHING?

Kids:

A few hours ago, I landed in Los Angeles, turned on my phone, and confirmed what you already know. Sony Pictures Television is replacing me as showrunner on Community, with two seasoned fellows that I’m sure are quite nice - actually, I have it on good authority they’re quite nice, because they once created a show and cast my good friend Jeff Davis on it, so how bad can they be.

Why’d Sony want me gone? I can’t answer that because I’ve been in as much contact with them as you have. They literally haven’t called me since the season four pickup, so their reasons for replacing me are clearly none of my business. Community is their property, I only own ten percent of it, and I kind of don’t want to hear what their complaints are because I’m sure it would hurt my feelings even more now that I’d be listening for free.

I do want to correct a couple points of spin, now that I’m free to do so:

The important one is this quote from Bob Greenblatt in which he says he’s sure I’m going to be involved somehow, something like that. That’s a misquote. I think he meant to say he’s sure cookies are yummy, because he’s never called me once in the entire duration of his employment at NBC. He didn’t call me to say he was starting to work there, he didn’t call me to say I was no longer working there and he definitely didn’t call to ask if I was going to be involved. I’m not saying it’s wrong for him to have bigger fish to fry, I’m just saying, NBC is not a credible source of All News Dan Harmon.

You may have read that I am technically “signed on,” by default, to be an executive consulting something or other - which is a relatively standard protective clause for a creator in my position. Guys like me can’t actually just be shot and left in a ditch by Skynet, we’re still allowed to have a title on the things we create and “help out,” like, I guess sharpening pencils and stuff.

However, if I actually chose to go to the office, I wouldn’t have any power there. Nobody would have to do anything I said, ever. I would be “offering” thoughts on other people’s scripts, not allowed to rewrite them, not allowed to ask anyone else to rewrite them, not allowed to say whether a single joke was funny or go near the edit bay, etc. It’s….not really the way the previous episodes got done. I was what you might call a….hands on producer. Are my….periods giving this enough….pointedness? I’m not saying you can’t make a good version of Community without me, but I am definitely saying that you can’t make my version of it unless I have the option of saying “it has to be like this or I quit” roughly 8 times a day.

The same contract also gives me the same salary and title if I spend all day masturbating and playing Prototype 2. And before you ask yourself what you would do in my situation: buy Prototype 2. It’s fucking great.

Because Prototype 2 is great, and because nobody called me, and then started hiring people to run the show, I had my assistant start packing up my office days ago. I’m sorry. I’m not saying seasons 1, 2 and 3 were my definition of perfect television, I’m just saying that whatever they’re going to do for season 4, they’re aiming to do without my help. So do not believe anyone that tells you on Monday that I quit or diminished my role so I could spend more time with my loved ones, or that I negotiated and we couldn’t come to an agreement, etc. It couldn’t be less true because, just to make this clear, literally nobody called me. Also don’t believe anyone that says I have sex with animals. And if there’s a photo of me doing it with an animal - I’m not saying one exists, I’m just saying, if one surfaces - it’s a fake. Look at the shadow. Why would it be in front of the giraffe if the sun is behind the jeep?

Where was I? Oh yeah. I’m not running Community for season 4. They replaced me. Them’s the facts.

When I was a kid, sometimes I’d run home to Mommy with a bloody nose and say, “Mom, my friends beat me up,” and my Mom would say “well then they’re not worth having as friends, are they?” At the time, I figured she was just trying to put a postive spin on having birthed an unpopular pussy. But this is, after all, the same lady that bought me my first typewriter. Then later, a Commodore 64. And later, a 300 baud modem for it. Through which I met new friends that did like me much, much more.

I’m 39, now. The friends my Mom warned me about are bigger now, and older, bloodying my nose with old world numbers, and old world tactics, like, oh, I don’t know, sending out press releases to TV Guide at 7pm on a Friday.

But my Commodore 64 is mobile now, like yours, and the modems are invisible, and the internet is the air all around us. And the good friends, the real friends, are finding each other, and connecting with each other, and my Mom is turning out to be more right than ever.

Ah, shit, I still haven’t called my fucking Mom.

Mom, Happy Mother’s Day. I got fired.

Yes, Mom. AGAIN.
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Re: Season 2 of Community Finally Comes to the UK!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon May 21, 2012 11:11 am

At least he has a sense of humour about it, though the underlying frustration is most definitely seeping through!

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Re: Season 2 of Community Finally Comes to the UK!

Postby raisindot » Tue May 22, 2012 12:30 pm

Char wrote:Wow, some horribly disappointing news broke just a while ago. Dan Harmon has been replaced as show runner.


My guess is that NBC wants to give it another 13 episodes so it will have enough in the can to have four seasons worth of DVD packaging. I'm also guessing that NBC was tired of the huge expenses Harmon was charging for each episode, nearly all of which. starting in the second season, had become parodies of movies, TV shows, video games, animated movies, or other memes. Third, I'll guess there'll be none of this parodying stuff going on in next season, and budgets will be slashed to the bone.
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