Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Ways For COMMUNITY To Deal With The Chevy Chase Problem

They say dying is easy, comedy’s hard. Apparently, that’s because of all the backstage stuff that goes down behind the scenes at sitcoms like TWO AND A HALF MEN and COMMUNITY. Today, we thought we’d offer up a little advice to the latter on how to handle the fact their new season will be somewhat* Chevy Chase free. Hey, just because you’re losing the actor doesn’t mean you have to lose the character, right? [Read more...]

COMMUNITY Season Four Gets a Premiere Date, Plus NBC Unveils Plans For 2013

Question: What’s the only upside to 30 ROCK ending its Emmy award-winning run later this year following a 13-episode seventh season? Answer: The void left by the unfortunate demise of Tina Fey’s celebrated laughter will be filled by none other than COMMUNITY. At least according to Greendale Human Being Yvette Nicole Brown, who just tweeted, “Guys, #Community officially has an air date: Thursday, February 7th at 8pm!”

Oh, and did we mention that the Peacock [Network] Shuffle does not end there? Following in Fox’s footsteps, NBC is announcing a bevy of changes to their Winter/Spring 2013 lineup. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more...]

Laugh Break: COMMUNITY Season 4 Premieres… Someday

Question: What’s the only positive thing about NBC haphazardly deciding to bump the fourth season of COMMUNITY’s from its original October 19th premiere date, to well, some undecided day in the future? Answer: This just released video featuring Troy and Abed doing their best to explain to the Greendale gang when fans might expect the show to return. #SixSeasonsAndAMovie

Snappy Answers to Silly Questions with COMMUNITY co-stars Gillian Jacobs and Yvette Nicole Brown

As if free health care, all-you-can-eat poutine and a Tim Hortons on every corner weren’t reason enough to want to drop everything and visit the Great White North, Netflix Canada recently announced that COMMUNITY seasons one thru three are now available for streaming in their entirety. How do we know this you ask, well aside from being a longtime Netflix Canada subscriber (DAMAGES FTW!), we recently had the pleasure of chatting one-on-two with series stars Gillian Jacobs and Yvette Nicole Brown, who were only too happy to dish about their favorite episodes, behind-the-scenes antics and what life is like at Greendale in a post Dan Harmon world. [Read more...]

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Things You Should Know About NBC’s Fall Programming Strategy

On One Million Mom’s boycott of THE NEW NORMAL.
“Coming from 20th Century Fox Television, I’ve worked with Ryan Murphy for a long time and while he is a guy who pushes the envelope THE NEW NORMAL is his love letter to families,” said NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke when asked during NBC’s Executive Session at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles to address the boycott being called by the anti-gay organization One Million Moms. “I’ve read the first three episodes and they’re are exploring storylines that come back to this warm relatable heartfelt place about responsible parenting, change in lifestyle once you start having children, and pursuing your dreams. The title is not meant to push idea that it’s a more ‘normal’ family than everybody else. It’s just meant to bring a family show to the public that captures the zeitgeist, and what’s going on in the country right now and being more inclusive. The normal family isn’t a gay family, it’s just a different family.”

On SMASH’s new and improved second season.
For those of you who may have been slightly underwhelmed with last season’s less than SMASH-ing first season, brace yourself for news that should be music to fan’s ears. Crediting new showrunner Josh Safran with coming in and pitching a new vision of the series, Salke promises a real plan in place resulting in things coming together that are more consistent. For his part, former Broadway Producer and current NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt is very proud of SMASH on so many levels, but does promise some exciting new changes after a first season that had some ups and downs creatively, “Adding Newsies Jeremy Jordan, Jennifer Hudson in three of the first four episodes to our six central characters, we’re just really excited. We just started shooting episode one and I’m really excited about it.” [Read more...]

SUPERNATURAL! DOCTOR WHO! BONES! DEXTER! Presenting An Exclusive Collection of Comic Con Candids

Courtesy of theTVaddict.com’s incredibly eye-catching photographer Genevieve Collins comes 24 fun photos featuring a bevy of familiar, not to mention easy-on-the-eyes, faces. Faces like Tyler Posey, Yvonne Strahovski, Nathan Fillion, Matt Smith, Jim Caviezel, Jay Ryan, David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Joel McHale and many more. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more...]

Showrunning 101: Lesson Learned From Dan Harmon’s COMMUNITY Exit

As our Twitter feed continues to fret over the future of COMMUNITY following the recent removal of creator Dan Harmon as showrunner, we here at theTVaddict.com thought now might be as good a time as any — you know, in the spirit of the hallowed institution of learning that is Greendale Community College and all — to make the most of this bad situation by creating a teachable moment for any and all future writers, actors, agents and executives hoping to make a career in Hollywood. [Read more...]

COMMUNITY! REVENGE! GOSSIP GIRL! CBS! The TV Addict Week in Rewind

Most Sob-Inducing Send-off: “Go play, Sammy.” That one hurt, REVENGE. That one hurt. 

The Perfect Storm Of Late Night: Conan and Letterman talking about Leno? How very meta!

Shooting Blanks: Lunkhead and former BACHELOR Brad Womack said he “dodged a bullet” where Emily is concerned. Dude, we’re pretty sure that gun was pointing in the other directly.

Dumbest Decision: NBC burned off the final three episodes of COMMUNITY rather than, God forbid, stretch them out and have original programming extend past sweeps.

Most Undeserved Punishment: REVENGE is moving to Sunday — already the most crowded night of the week — opposite THE GOOD WIFE? Clearly, we did something to seriously tick the folks at ABC off. [Read more...]