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.
Well, this is an odd play for the Trade Federation. Just weeks after 'Community' fans had their hearts broken to learn that Donald Glover would take a reduced role in season 5 to focus on his music career as "Childish Gambino," Glover has been announced to return to TV to write, executive producer and star in his own music-themed FX comedy, 'Atlanta.' Cue Troy crying face!
Streets behind, 'Community' fans. Streets way, way behind. A few weeks ago, we heard the news that series breakout star Donald Glover had been eying a reduced schedule in 'Community' season 5 to concentrate on his career as rap alter-ego "Childish Gambino," and now it seems Glover's reduced involvement in the new season has officially come to pass. So, how many episodes will we see Troy Barnes in?
However jarring to think of the current 'Community' conversations compared with the forlorn optimism only one year ago, we're continually impressed with NBC and Sony TV's commitment to the fifth season. Now that Dan Harmon has officially (and controversially) returned, and Chevy Chase remains out, is 'Community' breakout Donald Glover next to fly the coop?
Amid the mixed criticisms of Lena Dunham and HBO's 'Girls' that plagued the first season, the most publicly confronted was that of the show's lack of diversity among its characters, an oversight that many believed 'Community' star Donald Glover's casting in season 2 would address. Dunham has long stated on record that Glover's casting arose before the criticism, but has recent episode "I Get Ideas" created another debate on the show's quality? Find out what Dunham herself has to say of Glover's role on 'Girls' season 2 inside!
Well, we certainly knew this was coming. With the release of HBO's 'Enlightened' season 2 trailer earlier this week, it was only a matter of time before HBO busted out the 'Girls' season 2 trailer, both premiering on Sunday, January 13. So what's next for Hannah, Shoshanna, Marnie and Jessa, after last season's bitter finale? Plenty of fights, celebrity guest stars, nudity and Donald Glover, of course! Get your first look at 'Girls' season 2 inside!
It's hard not to be bitter when the week of 'Community's season 4 premiere sees the new run of episodes pulled to an uncertain date, while one of NBC's most promoted new shows gets cancelled and replaced with a new season of 'Whitney.' Well, never fear 'Community' fans! Though October 19 may no longer see the returns of Jeff, Troy, Abed, Annie, Shirley, Britta and Pierce, the cast was on hand to shoot a special video talking about the delayed premiere! Plus, Annie's Boobs totally deserve their own show.
The first season of HBO's critical darling 'Girls' certainly polarized plenty of people, but perhaps none more so than those who thought the Brooklyn adventures of Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna sorely lacked in diversity. Though series creator Lena Dunham had her reasons for casting the show as she did, it seems that pressure has created a few changes in season 2. But what does 'Community's' Donald Glover have to do with it?
Don't fret just yet Greendale gang, but it looks like 'Community' star Donald Glover is fashioning himself an NBC parachute should the critically-adored, but under-performing college sitcom not survive past its upcoming thirteen-episode season. The standup comedian is reportedly developing his own NBC sitcom alongside a one-time '30 Rock' collaborator, but does Glover's new venture spell doom for 'Community?'