If there's any character on NBC's "Community" that fans have asked us to find out more about, it's Abed. In many ways, Abed (played by Danny Pudi) has been like the chorus in a Greek tragedy, which speaks for the audience, but the show has begun to explore his character and develop it as in Thursday's (Nov. 4) episode called "Aerodynamics of Gender" with guest star Hilary Duff. "Abed was always a commenter in the beginning," executive producer Dan Harmon tells Zap2it. "He was sidekick kind of a character. But that was there as a safety valve for anybody who was so sick of TV and didn't trust it anymore. Here he was a fan of everything in the past and also now a fan of what you were watching with him." Harmon describes Abed as his way of connecting to an audience - a character that the viewers, who may be wary of a new show, can relate to. To Read More Click here.
Fast National ratings for Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 "The Big Bang Theory" jumped by more than a million viewers over last week and helped keep CBS in its usual top spot in the ratings Thursday. A big episode for KaDee Strickland on "Private Practice," meanwhile, gave that show its biggest audience of the season. CBS easily won the night with 13.5 million viewers and an 8.3 rating/14 share in households. ABC (8.75 million, 5.9/10) came in second, while the return of FOX's regular Thursday lineup (7 million, 4.3/7) took third. NBC drew 5.2 million viewers and a 3.2/5 to finish fourth. The CW scored just over 3 million viewers and a 1.8/3. In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS' 3.4 rating beat out ABC's 3.1 for the lead. NBC (2.3) edged FOX (2.2) for third. The CW earned a 1.2 in the demo. To Read More Click here.
NBC debuted a COMMUNITY-based web series this week featuring Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) conducting Greendale business in his own unique fashion. In the first three "Office Hours" webisodes released on NBC.com, we see the dean mediate a sexual harassment case involving the Human Being and a cheerleader, seek advice from Leonard about a toupee, and try to console a student who misunderstands their relationship. Jim Rash has become a fan favorite on Community, playing the ambitious and mostly well-meaning but basically certifiable Dean Pelton. He has been a member of the Groundlings improv company for eleven years and had a starring role in NBC’s The Naked Truth along with recurring ones in shows like Reno 911 and That 70s Show. To Read More Click Here.
Sure it's late, but we're up and you're up, so we might as well have a TV news nightcap together! NBC ordered two more scripts from their comedy that could, "Community." That brings their season order up to 24 episodes. [Hitfix] Emmy nominee for Lifetime's "Georgia O'Keefe," Joan Allen, makes her first foray into a TV series in HBO's "Luck." The series takes place in the seedy world of horse racing and stars Dustin Hoffman. [Deadline] To Read More Click Here.
Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode of COMMUNITY Season 2 Episode 7 titled "Aerodynamics of Gender" which will air Thursday, November 4 (8-8:30 p.m. ET) on NBC. Hilary Duff guest stars in the episode. Episode Synopsis: After a classroom smackdown with a group of "mean girls" led by Meghan (guest star Hilary Duff), Britta (Gillian Jacobs), Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), and Annie (Alison Brie) bond with Abed (Danny Pudi) by turning him into the ultimate "mean girl." Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Troy (Donald Glover) embrace a zen-like spirituality under the guidance of a groundskeeper when they come across a secret trampoline on campus. Determined to uncover the source of their new bliss, Pierce (Chevy Chase) ends up taking a disastrous turn on the trampoline and lands in the hospital. Ken Jeong also stars. Source & Preview
Forget the family friendly roles. Hilary Duff is going the ruthless, queen bee route for her upcoming guest role on Community. "It was fun," Duff says. "I haven't really done anything where I got to be a bitch before." On Thursday's episode (8/7c on NBC), Duff plays Meghan, Greendale's resident mean girl who bullies Britta, Shirley and Annie. "The mean girls are taking over and kicking them out of their spots at lunch and taking over the good seats in class and so on," she says. To Read More Click here.
Class is in session! Community funny lady Yvette Nicole Brown stopped by TV Guide Magazine's Cubicle Confessions to share scoop about the NBC comedy, reveal who the biggest jokester on set is and reveal the worst job she's ever had. She also teaches us what it takes to become a professional bowling heckler! Check out the exclusive video below! Source & Video
A new episode of Community will be airing on November 4. We have three sneak peeks from NBC below. ABED FINDS HIS INNER "MEAN GIRL" WHILE JEFF AND TROY STUMBLE UPON A SECRET GARDEN HILARY DUFF GUEST STARS After a classroom smackdown with a group of "mean girls" led by Meghan (guest star Hilary Duff), Britta (Gillian Jacobs), Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), and Annie (Alison Brie) bond with Abed (Danny Pudi) by turning him into the ultimate "mean girl." To Read More Click here.
Greendale Community College is a very special kind of educational establishment, catering to the drop-outs, the rejects, the elderly and even those who like to forge their qualifications. It's also one of the most entertaining places to spend 30 minutes of your time on a Thursday evening, even up against such ratings heavy-hitters as CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' and Fox's 'Bones'. Perhaps you've never seen an episode of NBC's 'Community,' now in its second season (quite likely, since the show is criminally underrated), but if you only watch one Halloween episode this year, you should make it this one -- it's even on at a special time, 8.30PM ET, so you don't have to choose between those geniuses on CBS and the ... different type of geniuses that populate 'Community'. Besides, this episode has zombies, and Ken Jeong in skintight Spandex; what more could you ask for from a TV show? To Read More Click Here.
Whether you're in the mood to watch some baseball, get in the Halloween holiday mood, or stick to what you know with some regular programming, this Thursday night is ready to deliver! Check out the family classic It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and Scared Shrekless, but don't forget to tune into the hair-raising drama that's bound to ensue on tonight's Jersey Shore reunion and the 2-hour finale of Project Runway! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on ABC The Big Bang Theory on CBS Vampire Diaries on FOX Scared Shrekless on NBC 8:30/7:30c $#*! My Dad Says on CBS Community on NBC 9/8c Grey's Anatomy on ABC CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on CBS Nikita on The CW The Office on NBC Project Runway on Lifetime Television -- 2-hour finale! 9:30/8:30c Outsourced on NBC 10/9c Private Practice on ABC The Mentalist on CBS The Apprentice on NBC The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia on FX Jersey Shore on MTV -- reunion special! What will you be watching?