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Richard Ayoade takes a 'Community' detour before 'Submarine' hits America

Richard Ayoade talks about directing the expected sleeper hit "Submarine" and his experience helming the acclaimed "Critical Film Studies" episode of "Community" this past season. http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/awards-campaign/posts/richard-ayoade-takes-a-community-detour-before-submarine-hits-america

TV ratings: 'So You Think You Can Dance' premiere up from last year

Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 26, 2011The premiere of "So You Think You Can Dance" started the summer TV season with solid ratings Thursday, improving on last year's debut and carrying FOX to a win for the night. FOX was the only network with original programming Thursday and led the night with 9.1 million viewers and a 5.1 rating/9 share in households. CBS (8.1 million, 5.1/9) finished second. There was a pretty sizable drop from CBS to third-place ABC (4.1 million, 2.6/4). NBC took fourth with 2.4 million viewers and a 1.5/3, while The CW drew a little under 1 million viewers and a 0.6/1.FOX led the adults 18-49 demographic by a wider margin, scoring a 3.2 rating while no one else managed to get above the 2.0 mark. CBS came in second with a 1.7, and ABC, 1.0, edged out NBC, 0.9, for third. The CW scored a 0.3 in the demo.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/tv-ratings-so-you-think-you-can-dance-premiere-up-from-last-year.html

'Cougar Town': Abed, Big Kimo and other things to love about the season finale

"Cougar Town" will have a longer-than-usual break between seasons 2 and 3, thanks to ABC moving the show to Tuesdays and opting to start it after "Dancing With the Stars" concludes in the fall.So we're thankful that the show's hour-long season finale, most of which was filmed in Hawaii, left us with so much good stuff to re-watch and talk about for the next six months or so. There were a couple of decent-sized story developments -- Jules and Grayson acknowledging, if not yet fully working out, their clashing feelings about having kids together and Laurie helping convince Travis to come home by exploiting his crush on her -- but it was also really, really funny in some unexpected ways. A few thoughts on what made "Something Good Coming" so good:Closing the "Community" loop: Busy Philipps and Dan Byrd appeared in the background of the "Community" season finale, and "Cougar Town" returned the favor Wednesday... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/cougar-town-abed-big-kimo-and-other-things-to-love-about-the-season-finale-1.html

'Community's' Gillian Jacobs: 'I can't even imagine' where Season 3 will go

"Community" has done riffs on westerns, "Star Wars," movies about real-life space exploration, zombies and "My Dinner With Andre" in the past season. So how does the show top that next year."I don't know," Gillian Jacobs tells Zap2it in the video above. "I feel like everything on this show is so unexpected to us as a cast in addition to the audience. So I can't even imagine what they're going to do."We caught up with Jacobs at NBC's upfront, and things got a little uncomfortable for a moment. She took issue with us noting that her character, Britta, can occasionally be a little strident. "You think Britta's strident? I think Britta's opinionated, and I think she's perfect just the way she is," she says. "How dare you, sir! No -- I think you need to have a lot of different voices in the room, and if everybody was the same it would be a pretty... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/communitys-gillian-jacobs-i-cant-even-imagine-where-season-3-will-go.html

'Community' boss talks season 3!

Tonight, with the second part of the   two-part   Community   finale, NBC proved that it really is "More Colorful" as the members of our favorite study group painted Greendale Community   every shade of the spectrum . Tonight’s episode capped off a sophomore season filled with stunt guest appearances, too many meta gags to count, and an   epic episode   that began as a Pulp Fiction  spoof but morphed into an homage to   My Dinner with Andre . In a chat with EW, creator Dan Harmon recaps the madness/genius of the season and teases what’s in store for one of network TV’s most fearless comedies.   [SPOILER ALERT] http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/05/12/community-creator-dan-harmon-on-tonights-finale-and-big-changes-in-season-3-plus-how-hes-taking-a-cue-from-the-hangover/

Top Moments: Vampire Diaries' Dangerous Kiss and Gaga's Idol Seduction

Our top moments of the week: 16. Most Self-Aware Reality-Show Judge: Showing she does have a sense of humor about herself,   Christina Aguilera   injects a little levity into a coaching session with battle-round opponents Frenchie Davis and Tarralyn Ramsey on   The Voice . "Don't worry about the words! I never worry about the words!" she laughs, referring to her   National Anthem debacle . Can't wait to hear what she has to say about her   night behind bars ! 15. Sweetest Apology:   On   90210 , Raj spends most of the prom outside getting drunk and ruins the special night for girlfriend Ivy. He later explains he is trying to push her away as he slowly dies from cancer, but when she tells him she's sticking with him to the end, he proposes on the beach at sunrise. We're not endorsing teen marriage, but we can get behind this. Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Moments-Vampire-Diaries-1033023.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Community' season finale first look: Plus, who takes part in a surprise kiss?

In Part 1 of the "Community" season finale, we saw that Greendale will need to join together versus a common foe. And Zap2it has an exclusive photo of the group planning their strategy above with the model of the school that they use to do so in Thursday's (May 12) Part 2 airing at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.Also, one of the questions that we keep getting on the finale has to do with Zap2it's exclusive scoop that in the tradition (well, if two season finales count as tradition) of the NBC show's final episode of Season 2, two cast members will take part in a kiss.NBC still won't allow us to reveal who is involved in the kiss (plus, where's the fun in that?), but we can tell you that no one guessed correctly in the comments section of that story.Let's review the hints we gave you originally:This combo may come out of left field for some fans.We... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/community-finale-first-look-can-you-guess-who-takes-part-in-the-surprise-finale-kiss.html

COMMUNITY Season Finale “For A Few Paintballs Or More” Season 2 Episode 24 Preview

This is the season  finale of Community  and this promises to be an epic if we consider the awesome episode that aired last week. Who is ready for some paintball ? Episode Synopsis:  As the Greendale year-end paintball extravaganza continues, the game takes a dramatic turn with new intruders arriving  on the scene. The study group battles it out on various fronts and despite their arguments over strategy – they are all in agreement that they must unite to defeat the enemy. Joel Mchale, Chevy  Chase , Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong and Jim Rash star. ( COMMUNITY "For A Few  Paintballs  Or More"Season 2 Episode 24 ) COMMUNITY "For A Few Paintballs Or More" Season 2 Episode 24 will air Thursday May 12 (8-8:30 p.m. ET) on NBC. Read More... http://www.daemonstv.com/2011/05/12/community-season-finale-for-a-few-paintballs-or-more-season-2-episode-24-preview/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29

Community Finale: Can Pierce Be Redeemed?

Community creator Dan Harmon knew doing another paintball episode would invite criticism and inevitable comparisons to Season 1's "Modern Warfare." And that's exactly why he did it. "It was the thing we weren't supposed to do," Harmon tells TVGuide.com. "But I followed my usual instincts, to do the thing you're really not supposed to do, and tried as hard as I can to make it work. Because, although I fail plenty, the only time I succeed is when I'm doing that. When I try to do an impression of the way other people are supposed to do things, I usually fall on my face." Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Community-Finale-Pierce-1032988.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Pop! Pop!': Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Magnitude on 'Community'

Over on The Wrap today, John Sellers has posted a fun and surprisingly insightful interview with Community showrunner Dan Harmon (follow him on Twitter already, seriously) and staff writer Adam Countee, who is credited with the original idea for "Magnitude," the one-man party machine who shows up to Jeff's apartment for Chang's party in the season 2 Valentine's Day episode. Since he first showed up, Magnitude has morphed from a throwaway joke into another staple in the cast of hilarious background personalities at Greendale, joining the illustrious ranks of characters like Leonard, Starburns and Vicki. But back then, he wasn't named Magnitude (short for "Magnetic Attitude," which Harmon says they picked for its telling nickname-within-a-nickname premise) -- he was named Poochie. And his signature catchphrase, the universally applicable and delightful "Pop! POP!", was different at conception, too: It was "Yo-yo-yo-yo-yo-yo-yo-yo!" http://www.buddytv.com/articles/community/pop-pop-everything-you-ever-wa-40266.aspx