Following last week's epic "Beyond the Darkest Timeline" trailer for 'Community' season 5, about the only way NBC has left to promote the Greendale gang's return lies in two new clips from the January 2 premiere itself! Find out what brings Jeff and the study group back to Greendale's hallowed halls, as well as when we'll say goodbye to Donald Glover!
Just the other day, we caught our first look at 'Community' season 5 in fresh new photos of Jeff and season-long guest star Jonathan Banks, but that wasn't the only Greendale goodness NBC had to offer. Before we start celebrating the January 2 premiere, check out the full set of photos from 'Community''s season 5 premiere, featuring the return of guest star Rob Corddry!
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!