Gillian Jacobs recently appeared on the show “The Morning After” to help dub and recap “Community” – its a great video!
Watch out, Subway! Shirley is going into the sandwich-making business.
When Community returns Thursday (8/7c, NBC), Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) is taking the plunge… twice! Not only is she going to remarry Andre (Malcolm Jamal-Warner) but she’s also going to put into practice those entrepreneurial skills she learned in the hallowed halls of Greendale. With Pierce (Chevy Chase) as a backer and the dean (Jim Rash) as the liaison, how could she fail?
“Shirley is pretty fierce as a businesswoman,” Brown tells TVGuide.com “I don’t think that’s been shown yet. There’s no way that she would know that, but she’s about business. She knows her business and once she moves in that direction, she’s fierce.”
In honor of Shirley dipping her toe into the pool of capitalism, we asked the cast to share their favorite sandwiches:
Gillian Jacobs, “Britta Perry” – I had a prosciutto and mozzarella sandwich today with arugula that was awesome. It was on a baguette.
The NBC comedy series Community is finally returning with new episodes for the remainder of its third season on March 15th., much to the happiness of its devoted fans. Telling the story of a tight-knit Greendale Community College study group, that includes actor Joel McHale as Jeff Winger and actress Gillian Jacobs as 20-something drop-out Britta, the show is always smart, always clever and always funny.
During this recent interview to promote the return of the show, co-stars Joel McHale and Gillian Jacobs talked about their reaction to being pulled off of the schedule, what a savior the fans of been, what viewers can expect from their relationship for the remainder of the season, their favorite scene in the show, how important it is for these episodes to get decent ratings, if there’s going to be a Season 4, and what props they would like to “borrow” from the set.
Question: When did you shoot the episodes that are airing now?
GILLIAN JACOBS: Well, we never stopped shooting. We didn’t take a pause in filming. So, we finished shooting the season about three weeks ago. We just kept straight on through. There was no pause.
JOEL McHALE: That is true, so that we’re not canceled and we’re coming back.
JACOBS: That means everything. They didn’t reduce our episode order.
How did you react to being pulled off of the schedule? Did it worry you?
JACOBS: It’s not fun! It’s not what you hope for, but on the other hand, they didn’t reduce our episode order, which is a worse sign. The fact that we finished our season of 22 episodes meant to us that there was still a belief in the show and a faith in the show. And then, when the fans went insane that, to us, was also another sign that the network and, hopefully, people at large were going to pay attention to us and they weren’t going to forget about us, even though we weren’t on the schedule.
McHALE: Yeah, and that fan response got even louder as it went along, which was also a surprise. I think people thought it would die down, but it only fanned the flames.
JACOBS: Oh, yeah, those fans fanned the flames.
McHALE: It’s been our savior. It’s been great. And the other thing was that, with 30 Rock replacing us, if they had destroyed in the ratings, we probably wouldn’t be back. I think it showed that 8 o’clock on Thursdays is a really difficult time with The Big Bang Theory, American Idol, NFL Football, and now March Madness. It is a tough slot, and it was a relief to us. I would never be happy with anyone’s misfortune, but it’s a network problem more than it is a show problem, especially with the internet response. With our Glee episode, there were six trending topics worldwide about the show. There is a gap between the ratings system and how it’s measured, and the people that watch. That makes me feel a lot better about the show.
Greendale Community College’s most famous study group will have a new member beginning in 2013 (and it’s not Beetlejuice) as COMEDY CENTRAL has reached a multi-year deal with Sony Picture Television to license the critically-acclaimed comedy series “Community,” it was announced today by David Bernath, Executive Vice President, Program Strategy & Multiplatform Programming/Dean of Students for COMEDY CENTRAL and [Sony Pictures Television]. The all-comedy channel will launch the series with three seasons beginning in the fall of 2013.
“Within the chaos of the current media landscape we are fortunate that we live in a timeline where ‘Community’ comes to COMEDY CENTRAL,” said Bernath. “Our staff is celebrating with a game of paintball in the offices today.”
“Community is a perfect fit for the COMEDY CENTRAL audience,” added John Weiser, president, US distribution for Sony Pictures Television.
Currently in its third season on NBC, “Community” stars Joel McHale as a fast-talking lawyer whose degree has been revoked and who now attends Greendale Community College sitting at the center of a study group comprised of a band of misfits who, adventure-by-adventure, learn more about themselves than their course work.
Also among the series stars who comprise the study group are comedy legend Chevy Chase as “Pierce,” a man whose life experience has brought him infinite wisdom; Gillian Jacobs as “Britta,” the 20-something dropout with something to prove; Yvette Nicole Brown as “Shirley,” a sassy middle-aged divorcee; Danny Pudi as “Abed,” a pop culture junkie; Alison Brie as “Annie,” a high-strung perfectionist; Donald Glover as “Troy,” a former high school football star trying to find his way; Jim Rash as “Dean Pelton,” the Dean of Greendale Community College; and Ken Jeong as Senor Chang.
“Community” is a Krasnoff Foster Entertainment, Harmonious Claptrap, Russo Brothers, Universal Media Studios production, in association with Sony Pictures Television. Russ Krasnoff, Dan Harmon, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Garrett Donovan, Neil Goldman and Gary Foster serve as executive producers.
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment, and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. Internationally, SPT produces 6,000+ hours of programming annually in over 70 countries. SPT is a leader in local language productions, and sells SPE-owned formats around the world. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE’s long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 119 channel feeds, which are available in 161 countries reaching more than 715 million households worldwide. Additionally, SPT owns multiplatform premium video service, Crackle, 2waytraffic, Embassy Row, Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc.
Available in 99 million homes nationwide, COMEDY CENTRAL ( www.comedycentral.com ), the only all-comedy network, is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc.
Gillian Jacobs talks about what she thinks draws people to Community.
“Community” is nominated at the 2012 “Fan Favorites” Awards that are held by TV Guide! Make sure you stop by their Facebook page to vote for the show. They are nominated in the “Comedy” and “Ensemble” categories!
Show your love for your favorite shows & stars! Vote as often as you want – and come back every day to vote in a new category. Voting ends on March 16th at noon ET, and the winners will be revealed in our April 16th issue.
Last week, Gillian Jacobs appeared on “The Soup” – check out her appearance below!
The final episode from “Abed’s Master Key” has just been released – watch it below!
Can Britta handle the power of the key? Don’t miss the shocking conclusion!
Check out the new trailer for the second half of “Community” season 3!
The second episode from “Abed’s Master Key” has just been released – watch it below!
The power of the key may be too much for Abed to handle!