Just when you thought that 'Community' season 5 couldn't bear any more incredible guest stars, the NBC cult comedy will suck it up and take itself a chubby. 'Arrested Development' star David Cross is the latest 'Community' season 5 guests, but what does it have to do with 'Breaking Bad' star Jonathan Banks, or Dungeons & Dragons?
Just what showrunner shenanigans is 'Community' creator Dan Harmon trying to pull for the upcoming fifth season? Where recently we learned that 'Arrested Development' creator Mitch Hurwitz would return Harmon's favor by appearing as a Greendale student, now 'Breaking Bad' creator and showrunner Vince Gilligan will pop up in season 5 alongside former star Jonathan Banks!
We're not entirely sure when 'Arrested Development' creator Mitch Hurwitz will get back to the business of the Bluths, but the acclaimed showrunner has at least one new course load in the future: 'Community' season 5! Following showrunner Dan Harmon's lead, Hurwitz will guest in an episode of the coming NBC season, as will noted Adult Swim comedy duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.
In a day otherwise devoid of TV news, it looks as if the major networks are seizing the opportunity to tinker with their lineups. Where earlier saw CBS grant full-season orders to 'The Crazy Ones,' 'Mom' and 'The Millers,' NBC has now officially canceled the stagnant 'Welcome to the Family' and 'Ironside' remake, setting 'Community' season 5 to premiere in early 2014 along with 'Chicago Fire' spinoff 'Chicago P.D.'
As much as 'Community' fans found themselves dismayed to learn that series star Donald Glover would take a reduced role in season 5, the situation became exponentially more complicated the other day as the rapper/actor/comedian left a bizarre series of Instagram notes both justifying his exit from the cult NBC comedy, and exposing a number of other fears. Now, Glover has broken his silence to explain the troubling behavior.
Though no one would necessarily fault 'Community' stars for making the fifth season the final stop for the Greendale gang, fans of the quirky NBC comedy were especially dismayed to learn that series lead Donald Glover would take a reduced role in season 5, likely his last altogether. Several explanations have been offered for Glover's exit, though the actor/rapper/comedian has finally spoken out for himself in a surprisingly bizarre fashion.
Each and every fall TV season brings with it a crop of pilots that eek by enough to find their strengths, while many more fail miserably. We've seen a few cancellations added to the 2013 list already, but with NBC's Mike O'Malley-centric 'Welcome to the Family' ranking especially low on the network's already-struggling Thursday, might 'Community' season 5 get an early premiere to sub in?
'Community' creator Dan Harmon may not have enjoyed his year off from the series in season 4 (read: he despised it), but at it seems at least one positive from the season will return for season 5. Not only will '21 Jump Street' star Brie Larson return as a person of interest to one Abed Nadir, but so too will the cameo-heavy installment feature 'Terminator' and all-around genre vet Robert Patrick, among others.
Can "streets ahead" become galaxies ahead? Of all the 'Community' season 5 guests we've observed thus far (and there have been some shiny ones), the latest is by far our favorite. 'Firefly' icon and 'Castle' star Nathan Fillion will make a guest appearance in 'Community' season 5 alongside our beloved Greendale gang, but who will the former Malcolm Reynolds play this time around?
'Community' season 5 has been tracking streets ahead of its predecessor with the return of both series creator Dan Harmon and a number of fan-favorite guests, but the beleaguered NBC comedy may yet lose another of its stars. 'Hangover' trilogy vet Ken Jeong has begun development on his own NBC comedy, 'Dr. Ken,' loosely based on Jeong's own experiences in medicine, but would the new series "Chang"-e 'Community' even further without one of its most frequent villains?