This news would be so much more exciting if it happened three years ago!!!
Community, the show with the super loyal fan base and the bosses who just don't seem to get it, has lost (or gained) one of its major stars on the show - Chevy Chase.
The actor has had a tenuous relationship with the show and its producers to say the least. Nothing too big. He just tossed the N word around, and got in a pissing match with the creator of the show Dan Harmon which resulted in Harmon being fired off of his own show. You know - the usual.
The actor's departure isn't too big of a surprise since he at one point said:
“It was a big mistake! I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread, every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want … The hours are hideous, and it’s still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television.”
Although Chase has already filmed every episode for this season except for one or two episodes, if there are more seasons of the show (a big IF) then the loss of Chase probably won't impact the ensemble cast. Many fans of the show considered Chase the weak link anyway.
The premiere date for the new season is February 7th on Thursdays at 8pm. Many consider this to be the final season of the cult show, so Chase might have just jumped ship before he was let go anyway.
How did one of the funnier men in Hollywood turn into such a bitter old man?
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