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'Community' season 4 premiere: Welcome back, Greendale Babies!

Troy and Abed are, indeed, back from summer — and it has been far too long a summer if you ask me. The void in our hearts and souls that was left by Community’s long absence is filled once again.

Not two minutes into the season premiere, Jeff Winger announces his presence: “Congratulations, it’s me.” And all right, perhaps there was a little squeal and some applause on my end. But what’s this? I’m not the only one clapping! A laugh and applause track appears to have been added by the show’s new runners, Moses Port and David Guarascio. In an attempt to make the show more mainstream.…

Just kidding. It’s only Abed’s happy place. But what a clever nod to the fact that certain elements of the show — notably, creator Dan Harmon — are no longer with us. Does the show need an update? Will it be the same without the supporting cast and crew that made us rabid fans in the first place?  READ FULL STORY

Five things we learned from 'Community' writers and Joel McHale on Reddit

Ladies and gents, it’s finally “October 19,” and Community is back on the air tonight. In honor of the new season, the cast and crew took to Reddit last night and this morning in an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) chat that unearthed some secrets from the set.

1. NBC initially halted production on the the “Dungeons & Dragons” episode.

“Thankfully, Dan [Harmon] rejected their rejection,” Community writer Megan Ganz explained.

2. There is a sex tape!

Ganz said is always surprised that fans find the easter eggs so fast. But running jokes, like the Beetlejuice gag, are favorites of fans and the writers alike. Also, remember how Abed had a camera set up in his college dorm, which caught Britta stealing a Kickpuncher DVD once? Does that mean that since Jeff and Britta had sex in his room that Abed has a tape of it?

“We have discussed this in the writers’ room, actually. The general consensus was: Definitely,” Ganz said.
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Joel McHale talks Chevy Chase's use of the 'n'-word with Howard Stern

In light of Community‘s return tomorrow night, the rocky relationship between the show and one of its stars, Chevy Chase (who has since left the show) became the topic of discussion for Joel McHale and Howard Stern on Stern’s Sirius/XM radio show.

McHale said that Chase had no desire to be involved in the show, and when he attempted to talk to him about it, there were repercussions.

“When I would try, he would just try to fight me. He physically wanted to fight me,” McHale tells Stern in the clip below.
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PopWatch Planner: The Super Bowl, the Grammys, and the return of 'Community'

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Once a year, America puts aside its preference for tasteful understatement and simple pleasures to celebrate everything that is good and loud about sports, television, violence, capitalism, and patriotism. It’s called the Super Bowl — a super… bowl — the clumsy but perfectly christened title for an American manufactured spectacular. The Ravens meet the 49ers tonight in New Orleans, but regardless of the outcome, the commercials will be analyzed, the enormous television audience will be documented, and the buffalo wings will be picked clean.

Check out our other picks for the week below and tell us what you’re watching. Have a great week!

SUNDAY
Super Bowl XLVII, CBS, 6:30 p.m.

The Baltimore Ravens will face off against the San Francisco 49ers in the most-watched television event of the year. More than 100 million viewers will likely tune in to see which Harbaugh brother will hoist the Lombardi Trophy, to watch Beyoncé perform at halftime, and, of course, to see all the dazzling 30-second commercials that companies shelled out $4 million to air. (That’s $133,333 per second.) READ FULL STORY

13 reasons the world is ending tomorrow

Don’t let those eggheads at NASA try to fool you: The world will end on 12/21/12, just as the Mayans predicted centuries ago. (An actual excerpt from their prophetic tablet: “That’s great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane — Lenny Bruce is not afraid.” Such an advanced culture!)

How do I know the end is near? Because the signs of an imminent apocalypse have been coming all year — signs like these:

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Alison Brie and Danny Pudi of 'Community' freestyle rap -- VIDEO

With the abrupt delay of Community‘s season 4 premiere, the show’s stars found themselves with a few months of unanticipated downtime. And how have they been spending that downtime? Oh, you know, the usual: shopping, housekeeping, freestyle rapping.

Alison Brie, who plays Annie on the show, has a band called The Girls with Cyrina Fiallo and Julianna Guill. At a show with bluegrass band Jones Street Station on Friday, Brie invited her Community co-star Danny Pudi onstage and the two launched into an impromptu freestyle rap. They may not be quite on par with their co-star Donald Glover (a.k.a. Childish Gambino), but for a spur-of-the-moment performance, it’s not half bad.

Catch the video after the jump.

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Best of 2012: The real-world feuds

Here’s a list of 2012’s most memorable ongoing conflicts from the real world. READ FULL STORY

Choose your own 'Community' Halloween adventure

Ever since Community‘s Oct. 19 premiere date was indefinitely postponed, the ratings-plagued cult favorite appears to be languishing in oblivion. But in another attempt to assuage restless fans, the show released the “Community Horror Picture Show,” a choose-your-own-adventure video that lets viewers select different timelines from the series’ first three Halloween episodes. Even though we’ve seen all of this material before, it does prove that the Community team are committed to satisfying their small but rabid following. Take a gander at the video below, run through the numerous storylines, and remember just how zany, intelligent, and strange Community really is.

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'Community': Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs' 'pin up special' exists in the sexiest timeline -- VIDEO

Hungry for some breakfast dessert? Good — because there’s a giant slice of cheesecake waiting after the jump.

Last summer, Community stars Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs got kinky for a photo spread in GQ, a fashion magazine that tends to advocate nakedness (for women, at least). But somehow, the following video of the gals performing a trio of goofy burlesque bits during said photoshoot didn’t hit YouTube until Oct. 19… which, uncoincidentally, is the date that Community‘s fourth season was originally supposed to premiere on NBC.

It’s semi-NSFW, unless your boss doesn’t mind you gaping at half-naked ladies. Even so, you should hurry up and watch it before this video breaks the Internet.

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'Community' actors accept their EWwy Awards -- VIDEO

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Community dominated the comedy categories in EW’s 5th annual EWwy Awards, winning Best Comedy with 49 percent of the vote. We recently dropped by the set to hand-deliver the cast’s tiny golden Ewe statuettes so they could 1.) poke fun at the them, and 2.) sincerely praise/thank the show’s fans, who they know are the reason they’ve got a fourth season premiering Oct. 19 on NBC.

Watch Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, and Danny Pudi accept the Best Comedy EWwy in the first video below. In the second, McHale, Brie, and Pudi celebrate their individual EWwy wins by teasing the new season. READ FULL STORY

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