Friday, November 23, 2012

Attention Human Beings: Chevy Chase Has Quit 'Community'

Posted By on Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 2:14 PM

The hits just keep on coming for fans of NBC's "Community." First, the show was postponed by the network shortly before its original Oct. 19 season premiere, initially indefinitely, resulting in this fantastic video explaining the postponement—and why its fans shouldn't be so heartbroken:

Well, there's something new for Greendaleans to be upset about—maybe, kinda.

Real-life curmudgeon Chevy Chase, who portrays community college-attending curmudgeon Pierce Hawthorne, has decided to quit the show, for apparently no reason other than the fact that he doesn't much like what he is doing, according to an interview with Huffington Post U.K.:

The hours are hideous, and it's still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television. That's my feeling about it.

Of course, there's also the fact that he was in a huge feud with the show's creator and former showrunner, Dan Harmon, and the fact that he doesn't seem to care much for his fellow cast members ("I think the reason I have stuck around is because I love these kids, the cast - they are very good. It's not like I am working with the great innovators of all time, but at the same time, they are my friends.")

It's a shame—Chase's character is fantastically unlikable for reasons that are understandable and relatable.

Too bad the same can't be said for the actor himself.

The weird thing is, Chase appears to be leaving before the fourth season has been completed. It'll be interesting to see how the show writes itself out of this particular corner—particularly because it's been reported that the show's season finale has already been shot.

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