Yvette Nicole Brown and Gillian Jacobs, Stars of “Community” You can catch up with the latest episodes of Community on Netflix and don?t forget to catch the brand new season this fall right here on Citytv.
BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ and DVD):
FEATURE COMMENTARY: With writer/director Lorene Scafaria, her mother Gail Scafaria, producer Joy Gorman Wettels, and actors Adam Brody and Patton Oswalt
A LOOK INSIDE SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD: Go behind the scenes with actors Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Rob Corddry, Patton Oswalt, and writer/director Lorene Scafaria
MUSIC FOR THE END OF THE WORLD: WHAT’S ON YOUR PLAYLIST?: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Patton Oswalt ,and other stars from the movie discuss what songs they’d want to hear when the world ends.
The Blu-ray disc will also include a UltraViolet and Digital Copy!
Sundance Channel’s one-of-a-kind weekly interview series, “The Mortified Sessions,” returns for a second season on Monday, October 8 at 10:00pm ET/PT. Born out of host David Nadelberg’s critically acclaimed cult storytelling project and book series “Mortified,” the acclaimed half-hour series is a celebrity show like no other. The show features some of Hollywood’s most creative personalities as they tell shockingly raw tales of how deeply mortifying and hilariously Awkward teenage events have formed who they are today. “’The Mortified Sessions’ is an opportunity for self-analysis and nostalgia” noted The Boston Globe’s Matthew Gilbert about the unusual weekly series. “…the show is homage to both the heroism of children and healing power of storytelling.”
The season premiere will feature devastatingly honest anecdotes and moving memories from actress Busy Philipps (“Cougar Town,” “Dawson’s Creek”), including a page from her diary that details “the reasons her classmates don’t like her.” Additional episodes will showcase personalities including Adam Goldberg (Saving Private Ryan), Kristin Bauer (“True Blood”), Mark Duplass (“The League”), Gillian Jacobs (“Community”), Matt Walsh (“Veep”), Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”), Marc Maron and more. From Goldberg sharing the details of his dramatic first kiss to Mark Duplass reflecting on he and his brother’s early film making days, “The Mortified Sessions” dives into the celebrity’s memory and often their deepest emotions in a way that is both cathartic and completely relatable to anyone who has reached adulthood and reflected on the journey.
Community is often at its best when dealing in high-concept humor. (Think Law & Order parody, Ken Burns homage, or the 8-bit video game episode.) But as you’ll see in this exclusive excerpt from the season-three gag reel, the Greendale gang is not opposed to leaning on the poop-puke-fart trifecta to score lowbrow laughs. Donald Glover even Method vomits. Get the rest of the bloopers, deleted scenes, cast and crew commentary, and making-of featurettes on the Community: Complete Third Season DVD set, due out August 14.
At Comic-Con a couple of weeks back, I was among a group of reporters who sat down for round table interviews with Community cast members Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown and Alison Brie, shortly before they went onstage for their panel at the convention.
This was the first time the Community crew were doing major press for the show since Dan Harmon was removed as showrunner, amongst a cloud of fan disappointment. So when McHale spoke to us, one of the reporters kicked things off with the core question: Can Community still be Community without Dan Harmon?
Said McHale, “Well, I sure hope so. It’s been a very odd time because Dan created the show and gave me the job of a lifetime. It’s definitely a time of transition. I worked with the new showrunners [David Guarascio and Moses Port] on The IT Crowd pilot way back in 2007. So I know that those guys are really good guys – and a lot of the writers are back. Boy, I hope so.”
Asked what changes we might see on the show, which doesn’t go back into production until August, McHale replied, “We’re going to mostly speak in Spanish because Telemundo is so huge now. Uniforms, school uniforms. It will no longer be at a community college, it will be on the deck of the Starship Enterprise. No, I don’t know. I have not seen any of the scripts. It’s not like I know, ‘Oh, this year we’re going to steal a submarine.’ I don’t know those sorts of things. I do know that we’re going to meet Jeff’s father. I’m just hoping for a lot more duets with the dean.”
Jacobs said the cast had been assured the series would maintain the same spirit it’s always had, noting, “We’re all still here, and I’m really glad that [Community writers] Megan Ganz, Andy Bobrow, Steve Basilone and Annie Mebane are back. I feel like all those people wrote some of the fans’ favorite episodes. Obviously, the show never would have been the show without Dan Harmon, and we’re so grateful for him.”
Pudi said he felt the show could still maintain the same sprit, “because we have each other. That’s been the thing. We’ve spent seven zillion hours working together over the last three years. So we know we’ve got our bits. We’ve got our bits, and we have our energies. We’re excited to be working at 4am and picking each other’s noses. I think that that’s still there, right?” Replied Jacobs, “As long as you’re there to pick my nose, everything is going to be fine.”
Said Brown, “The vibe’s going to be exactly the same because we’re the same. Nothing’s changed. We bring our love with us. Whoever joins the party, it’s more love to go around. It’s not a bad thing. I saw Dan Harmon at our art show, and Dan was like, ‘If you talk to anybody, can you tell everybody that I’m okay? You can tell everybody to relax and just know that life is good.’ He created a beautiful show. He’s still friends with everybody. It’s not bad, guys. We’re all right!”
The morning of Community’s Comic-Con panel was the first time the cast had spoken in person to their new showrunners, but Brie said, “They seem cool. They’re such big fans of the show, and they’re so excited to work on the show. I like to think, because our show pushes boundaries so much, that anyone who would come to work on the show is doing that because they’re excited to push those boundaries in a similar way.”
As far as what she’d like to see in the coming season, Brie remarked, “That’s such a hard question because I feel like we’ve done so much. I lean more towards action stuff, but then we kind of got to live that dream. I always want to get in on more of the Troy and Abed stuff, but then I got to do a whole Dreamatorium episode with Danny. So that dream was kind of fulfilled. But Troy wasn’t around, so maybe some good Troy and Abed shenanigans.”
She also added, “I want to spoof the horror genre because I love horror movies, but they terrify me. I can’t see a ton of them. I loved working on Scream 4, and I always felt like it would be cool to do a nod to a really good horror movie.”
This caused Brown to remark, “I’m nervous, though! The black people die early [in horror movies].” When Brie told her, “We’re going to turn that on its head! This is Community!,” Brown replied, “All right, all right. That’s me and Donald [Glover’s] scene; we’ll die together. That would be good.”
When the subject of new romances was brought up to Jacobs (who noted Britta is “the most sexually active person at Greendale”), I couldn’t resist joking about a Britta/Leonard hook-up. Exclaimed Jacobs, “Ooooh! I would like a Leonard/Britta storyline! I love Richard Erdman a little too much, so that would probably be unrequited love if Britta became obsessed with Leonard. I mean, we know that I already made out with Star-Burns. That was a discovery for me in Season 3.”
Community is famous for its theme and parody episodes, and Jacobs said she’d love to see one styled after a daytime soap. As for Pudi, he remarked, “I’ve always wanted to do a black-and-white episode, or something in a different language, too. Just a whole episode in a different language.”
Speaking about the show’s move to Friday nights, McHale said, “With the way people have watched Community and with the way television is going, you guys probably know that our DVR numbers are terrific. So in that sense, it shouldn’t affect that. I hope with the way that television is going that we are part of that trend and that we will be the highest rated show in the history of Friday nights, even over Fantasy Island and Love Boat — no, that was Saturday nights. But I hope it works.” Referencing the series Community now leads into, McHale added, “We’re so similar to Grimm that I think people will be like, ‘I can’t even tell the difference between these shows!’”
As for Community’s loyal fanbase, McHale remarked, “The fan support is unreal. I think it’s unprecedented the way our fans came together and got the fire fueled. They wanted the show back when it was put on hiatus, and they have been in support. When people walk up to me wearing the Abed beard for no reason on the street, I’ll be like, ‘Were you at an event?’ ‘Nope!’ It makes me emotional. I’ve never seen anything like it. The art show, the flash mobs, the sing-alongs, the shipper videos, the websites, the online campaigns — all those things, I’m in their debt. As I’ve said in a number of interviews, everyone’s said that it’s a cult following. Nope, it’s a cult. It’s a real cult. They made a blood sacrifice last week. So I could not be more happy about it.”
Community: Season 4 premieres Friday, October 19th on NBC.
This morning, the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced and “Community” has been nominated for “Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series”!
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
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io9.com is reporting that Gillian Jacobs will be one of the celebrities lending her voice to the upcoming season of the animated series “The Venture Bros.”
At Comic-Con, Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick — the grand poobahs behind the Adult Swim series The Venture Bros. — were on hand for 5% hard fact, 95% mirthful digression.
The guys announced that the cartoon will be returning with its fifth season in early 2013, a Halloween special this autumn, and a one-hour episode to bridge Seasons Five and Six. Aziz Ansari, John Hodgman, Gillian Jacobs, Paget Brewster, and Tim Meadows will also provide voices for the fifth season, and J.K. Simmons will lend his commanding pipes to the All Hallows’ Eve episode.
You can now watch the entire panel with the cast and crew of “Community” at this year’s Comic-Con as well as an interview with Gillian Jacobs!
“Extra” host Renee Bargh was joined on stage by NBC “Community” stars Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs and Yvette Nicole Brown.
The cast of “Community” were interviewed by G4 at Comic-Con this year, watch the interview below!