Thursday, May 24, 2012

From Sony With Love: Leaked Talking Points for "Community" Cast

So this is what the darkest timeline looks like. (HT: Pop Culture Brain)

Team Community:

With last night's news of David Guarascio and Moses Port as new showrunners/EPs on "Community" running in the press, and since we know that cast members have interviews coming up this week, I wanted to forward some messaging we hope our cast will find helpful as they navigate questions that will undoubtedly come up.

So What Does a Showrunner Do Exactly?

In the wake of the Dan Harmon firing as Community showrunner and in the age of powerful showrunners like Mad Men's Matthew Weiner, The AV Club helpfully provides a little background on the popularization of the term:
The term “showrunner” has become so pervasive in Internet television discussion that it’s easy to forget it only entered the public consciousness in the last decade.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Community" Creator Dan Harmon Fired, War Between The Suits and The Creatives Wages On

Alas, our rejoicing was short-lived. As if fearing we'd underestimated their ability to FUBAR Britta a situation and only days after seeming to breathe new life into Community by renewing it for a fourth season, its creator Dan Harmon has been ousted.

From the NY Daily News:

In a plotline clumsy enough to spark a new Chevy Chase sitcom, NBC and Sony Pictures Television have parted ways with Dan Harmon, creator of "Community."

Monday, May 21, 2012

Themesong Throwback Live: Will Smith on "The Graham Norton Show"

"Television really attachs you to people in a way that is extremely powerful."

Spoken like a true tellyphile, Will.