Since Sony Pictures Television gave Community mastermind Dan Harmon the boot, the writer has taken to musing on his ouster and answering fans’ questions on Reddit, among other things. Apparently, those other things include officiating a wedding and then unceremoniously — or ceremoniously? — passing out.
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It’s September, which means it’s once again time for the EWwys, EW.com’s annual awards honoring the shows, actors, and actresses that should’ve been nominated for an Emmy but weren’t. This year’s nominees are a combination of those who made EW critic Ken Tucker’s Emmy wish list and those who readers felt were most grievously snubbed when the Emmy nominations were announced in July. Check out the nominees in the five EWwy Comedy categories and vote for your favorites here. Click through the nominees in the five EWwy Drama categories and cast your votes here. Polls will remain open through Sept. 13. Winners will be announced Sept. 14. There are trophies involved, to which two-time EWwy winner Courteney Cox can attest: READ FULL STORY »
Great teachers are all alike, in a sense — they’re mentors, role models, lifelong inspirations. Terrible teachers, on the other hand, are all awful in different ways. Some are drunken burnouts, while others are obnoxious frauds or sexually amorphous jerks who invite their personal BDSM slaves to perform lewd acts in front of their fourth graders. (Okay, that last one is probably limited to South Park).
Still, TV shows and movies are filled with characters who exemplify both poles. And in honor of back-to-school season, PopWatch wants to know who you think deserves to be at the head of the class — as well as who needs to have their teaching certification revoked, pronto.
The rules: These polls focus on teachers, so school administrators (sorry, Principal Belding), librarians (ditto, Rupert Giles), coaches (adios, Sue Sylvester), headmistresses (good riddance, Matilda‘s Trunchbull) and guidance counselors (you too, Mr. Russo from Freaks and Geeks) weren’t eligible for inclusion. Otherwise, though, it’s anyone’s game. Will you exalt Mr. Feeny and denounce Professor Umbridge, or celebrate Dead Poets Society English teacher Mr. Keating while pooh-poohing Ms. Halsey of Bad Teacher? The choice is yours and yours alone — but here are your options. Don’t worry; we made sure to show our work.
Community creator Dan Harmon is no longer running the NBC sitcom — but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped thinking about it. The ex-executive producer took to Reddit today for an AMA, or Ask Me Anything, with fans; unsurprisingly, most of the questions focused on the cult comedy he was fired from this spring.
Harmon gamely revealed his all-time favorite Community episode (season 2′s “Advanced Dungeons & Dragons”) and speculated about what might happen in the Harmon-less season 4 (expect Jeff to meet his dad). He also spent a lot of time carefully answering this query: “Who would win in a fist fight between all the cast?” Here’s Harmon’s exhaustive take:
There’s something familiar about Go On, a new sitcom NBC previewed after tonight’s Olympics coverage — and I’m not talking about star Matthew Perry’s latest variation on Chandler Bing.
The show centers on Perry as Ryan King, a slick sportscaster who’s just suffered a devastating loss. Though Ryan wants nothing more than to bury his feelings and get on with his life, his bro-y boss (John Cho) insists that Ryan get help before returning to work full-time. Ryan is resistant — “Therapy? It’s not in my blood. I go see a shrink, my dad will roll around in his grave. At least, I think he’s dead. We don’t talk about that kind of thing” — but eventually relents. He joins an ethnically and generationally diverse therapy group that meets in a dingy classroom — an assembly that also includes an uptight, shiny-haired Tracy Flick type, a middle-aged, motherly nurturer, an older gent, and an antisocial weirdo with a wide-eyed stare.
See what I’m getting at? From its premise to its characters to its very set, Go On contains more than a whiff of NBC’s Community — which seems odd from a business perspective, given that show’s notoriously low ratings. READ FULL STORY »
Dan Harmon may be a jerk — but at least he’s not a defensive jerk. Yesterday, KRCW’s The Business aired a candid interview with Harmon. The segment goes a long way toward rehabilitating the difficult reputation Harmon earned this spring, when news of his feud with Chevy Chase and his subsequent ousting from Community made headlines.
After being asked point-blank about rumors that he’s difficult to work with, Harmon didn’t hesitate: “I think I started them,” he told KRCW. “I think I’m a self-effacing, self-destructive person, and I think that every speech I made to my own crew and the people above me was, ‘Sorry, I’m not good at this.’” Harmon later admitted that he understands why Sony Entertainment removed him from his showrunning post — “I would have fired me too, because it’s a business.”
Emmy nominations will be announced tomorrow at 8:40 a.m. ET on Emmys.com, read aloud by Scandal‘s Kerry Washington and Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman. (UPDATE: Due to weather and travel delays, Offerman will not make it to L.A. for the announcement. Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel will join Washington.) Leading up to the deadline for ballots to be returned, EW.com spoke with some of the actors and showrunners on our wish list in our Emmy Watch series. But which surprise would make you happiest? READ FULL STORY »
Proving that we absolutely don’t live in the darkest timeline, actress Gillian Jacobs is going to chat live with you on EW.com tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT during the last hour of the three-part Community season finale. For three hilarious seasons, Jacobs has played Britta Perry, who, contrary to the opinion of her peers at Greendale Community College, is far from the worst. Sure, Britta’s name has become a verb meaning “to make a small mistake,” her ex-boyfriend is a carney called Blade, and she puts a blue streak in her hair when times we get tough. But if you ask us, she’s the best. And Gillian’s going to take your questions about her psych-major alter ego’s adventures plus add her running commentary to the season-capping episodes “The First Chang Dynasty” and “Introduction to Finality.”
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