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Joel McHale and Chevy Chase in Community

I am honestly shocked and a little lost for words- in a good way. With all of the possible companies that could have swooped in to save Community, including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, or even a traditional cable channel like USA or TNT, I never in a middle years thought that it would be Yahoo to save the day. That is right, the search engine and email website, the one that seems like it has been dying for the past decade showed up when all hope had been lost and will bring us one step closer to #SixSeasonsAndAMovie.

Not much is known about the deal. We do know that the cast and creator Dan Harmon will return for 13 new episodes that will air exclusively on Yahoo Screen in the fall. Screen is the new streaming offshoot of Yahoo that works similar to Hulu, with shows airing online with commercial breaks. Yahoo Screen had previously announced two new original programs, Other Space from Paul Feig and Sin City Saints from Bryan Gordon and Mike Tollin. Both of these shows will have 8 episode seasons, with all of the episodes being released on the same day (the same model that Netflix uses). It is unknown if they will do the same for the new season of Community.

Excited that Community is returning? What are you hoping for in the new season? With the show moving online, they can pretty much do anything they want.

I don’t want you to get the wrong idea, I will not be writing recaps, or following the new (or any) season of Dancing With the Stars. I’ve never watched an episode, nor do I have any desire to.  I just wanted to write and issue our support for The Karate Kid! Go kick their butts Ralph Macchio (hopefully literally!).

Anyway, for those who are interested, here is the full list of “stars” and dancers for the 12th season of Dancing With the Stars.

  • Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff
  • Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer
  • Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke
  • Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas
  • Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya
  • Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin
  • Romeo and Chelsie Hightower
  • Hines Ward and Kym Johnson
  • Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel
  • Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani

While I might not watch the show, I can’t wait to see what Joel McHale has to say about Wendy Williams’ dancing over on The Soup! Do you watch the show? Who will you be voting for?

Posted on March 2nd, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on I Hope He Crane Kicks the Competition!
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  • J.J. Abrams’ Undercovers are going to have to stay undercover as NBC has put the breaks on the spy drama. The True Lies like series featured a married couple who were retired spies and brought back into the game. This is the second new show that NBC canceled this year, the first being the Jimmy Smits court drama, Outlaws.
  • Conan O’Brien’s new late night show starts this Monday on TBS! His first week of guests include Seth Rogan, Lea Michele, Tom Hanks, Jon Hamm, Michael Cera, Julie Bowen and others, along with musical guests Jack White, Soundgarden, Fistful of Mercy, and Jon Dore.  TBS has revealed that Conan episodes will be posted online the day after they air. Here is hoping that the show takes a big bite out of The Tonight Show.
  • Martin Sheen has been cast as Uncle Ben and Sally Field is in talks to portray Aunt May in Marc Webb’s Spiderman reboot. While on the surface it feels like very weird casting, they might actually be pretty good fits.  Sheen especially, he has the right feel for Uncle Ben. He isn’t as frail as Cliff Robertson, but with how Uncle Ben dies that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The film is really coming together, taking on the role of Peter Parker is Andrew Garfield, who rocked in Social Network, with Emma Stone as Peter’s first love interest Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans rumored to be Curt Connors, aka the Lizard. I really hope that MJ is in the movie, setting her up for future films.
  • The Hollywood Reporter has some really cool concept art from a couple of “lost scenes” from The Goonies. Check out the art here.

Guest post of the week by Monte Dominguez.

Ah… no more re-runs! It was so difficult for me to wait until Thursday on the opening week of NBC’s fall programming especially since I have direct tv HD. The peacock network is finally returning to its “must-see” sit-com status on Thursday nights with new episodes of “Community,” “30 Rock,” “The Office,” and the all-new “Outsourced.”

The best of the group, at least in my opinion, was the second-season premiere of “Community.” My satellite tv reception never looked so good as when I kicked my feet up while the great ensemble cast prepared for another semester at Greendale College. The interplay between Greendale’s coolest study group (made up of Joel McHale as ‘Jeff,’ Gillian Jacobs as ‘Britta,’ Chevy Chase as ‘Pierce,’ Yvette Nicole Brown as ‘Shirley,’ Danny Pudi as ‘Abed,’ Donald Glover as ‘Troy,’ and Alison Brie as ‘Annie’) was as clever as ever. The best example: when it is revealed that Jeff and Britta had sex at the end of season one on the group’s conference table, everyone jumps up with a collective “AHHH!!!” that nearly masks Troy’s true reaction of “AHHH-SOME!!!”

My favorite part of the season premiere, though, had to be the guest-starring appearance of comedy legend Betty White as the group’s new anthropology professor. Thanks to her, the show’s writers were able to resolve the issues remaining from the first season without being overly sentimental.

Community‘s score? A+!

Posting compliments of Carrie Stuarts.

When I sat down to watch The Informant  I don’t think I really knew what I was in store for. I had heard the movie was funny and well written and well executed by Matt Damon wearing a hairpiece and an ugly mustache. I don’t think I was prepared for quite the roller coaster ride I ended up going on.

At first you simply feel sorry for Damon’s character. He seems to be a slightly strange middle aged guy who got himself into a situation he can’t get himself out of and doesn’t understand what he’s done. As the story progresses and more of his escapades come to light, and you realize everything he did was carefully planned and carried out you feel a sense of foreboding. When the final crimes finally come to light as the movie comes to an end, a sense of awe creeped over me. Perhaps it is because this is based on a true story, but it just seemed bizarre to me that this little man was such a master criminal. A master criminal who as a side note helped bring down a company.

There are numerous comedians taking a serious role and perhaps that is what adds to the offbeat feel of the movie. None other than both the Smothers Brothers take turns appearing in a great comedy that makes you laugh, and makes your jaw drop as well.

Posted on July 8th, 2010 by admin | Leave a Comment
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Joel McHale and Chevy Chase in Community

NBC has released a new preview for their upcoming new fall comedy, Community. The new series stars one of the funniest men on television, The Soup‘s Joel McHale, as a fast talking lawyer who gets his degree removed and is forced to go back to community college. Chevy Chase is co-starring in the series, along with Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, John Oliver, Donald Glover, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Alison Brie. The series premieres on Thursday, September 17th at 9:30pm.

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The Soap, Joel Mchale

Tonight at 10pm is an all new episode of The Soup with Joel McHale on E! (yeah, E!).  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, The Soup is easily the most consistantly funny show on TV. Every Friday you can depend on it to bring the laughs. The show’s host, Joel McHale, is going to be in a new NBC comedy with Chevy Chase in the fall, Community. Thankfully, he’s assured audiences that he will continue to host The Soup.

Also on tonight?

8PM

  • ABC: Surviving Suburbia (Comedy)/The Goode Family (Animation)
  • FOX: Don’t Forget the Lyrics! (Gameshow)
  • NBC: Chopping Block (Reality)
  • MNT: Friday Night SmackDown! (Wrestling)

9PM

  • NBC: Dateline NBC (News Showcase)

10PM

  • ABC: 20/20 (News Showcase)
  • SCIFI: Primeval (Reality)
Posted on June 19th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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