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At its strange, messed-up heart, “Community” is the story of a family. It’s not a traditional family, and it’s not a family bound by either blood or law. Usually, however, this central family — the study group — functions in its own special way.

Maybe it was the inherent dysfunctionality of Thanksgiving, but the “Community” family felt fractured in “Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations.”

Considering that the two “real” families in… Continue reading A 'Community' Thanksgiving: Three families, none of them functional

“Community” saw a ratings increase for the Season 4 premiere. Seriously.

Sometimes, the ratings surprise us. That makes sense, considering that virtually none of us (including me) understand exactly how these silly things work. But there are reasons why “Community” should have had its ratings rise for the premiere. Here are four such reasons.

It’s not that much of an increase.

Although any increase in audience numbers is a good thing, the jump… Continue reading 'Community' ratings rise for Season 4: Wait, what?

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“October 19th” has finally arrived.  After the ouster of creator Dan Harmon, the hiring of new showrunners,  a 16-week delay, a change in scheduling from Friday back to home on Thursday, and news of a star’s departure, Community returns for its fourth (and possibly-but-also-maybe-not-final) season tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC. As you can imagine, the new guys in… Continue reading ‘Community’: New producers give you character teases for season 4, talk Chevy Chase and finale

tricia-helfer-community-gi.jpg“Community” fans who are apprehensive about the direction of Season 4 should take heart in the following news: Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”) will guest-star in an early episode.

That’s a nice casting get, but it’s who she’s playing that should comfort Human Beings everywhere: According to TVLine, Helfer will play a rabid “Inspector Spacetime” fan whom Abed (Danny Pudi) meets at a convention for the fake… Continue reading Tricia Helfer joins 'Community,' plus 'Happy Endings' and 'Nashville' casting

UPDATED: Animated series writers are protesting a decision by the Television Academy to allow NBC’s Community to compete for Emmys in animated categories, arguing that they should be allowed similar cross-genre privileges.

Community made it onto the Emmy nomination ballot in several categories, including best animated program — along with 33 entries from full-time animated shows. The episode, “Digital Estate Planning,” features the cast rendered into 8-bit characters to… Continue reading ‘Family Guy,’ ‘Simpsons’ writers protest ‘Community’ animated episode on Emmy ballot, want ‘same rights’