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?'
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?'