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?'
Now, it's easy to jump to the conclusion that Donald Glover being spotted on the set of HBO's 'Girls,' now shooting its second season out in Brooklyn, has to do with the recent controversy where the Lena Dunham / Judd Apatow series faced accusations of lacking diversity. But rather than level any further critiques of tokenism, can't we just be stoked that the amazing 'Donald Glover' will still be on TV while we wait for new 'Community?'
Have you had enough ridiculous in your week? What if we told you that Tom Cruise is starring in a 'Van Helsing' reboot and fans are pushing for Donald Glover to star in Michael Bay's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie? All this and Will Smith on a gyro-cycle in this week's dose of ridiculous!
Please, someone give Donald Glover a movie (and no, not 'Mystery Team 2.') Not only is Glover one of the breakout stars of NBC's critically-acclaimed 'Community,' but he also maintains a successful hip-hop career, and stand-up presence. And even though Glover was denied the chance to play Spider-Man on the big screen, fans have another iconically geeky role in mind for the actor...
Ah, meta humor. Long may you reign. Having spent a full six seasons on the air, NBC's '30 Rock' has long learned that if you love something you must eventually set it free, but that doesn't mean it can't ever come back! That's why '30 Rock's upcoming live episode is going to gain a little 'Community' spirit!