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Jul 22,2014

Community Panel at SDCC

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Alison won’t be at the panel but for those are attending, make sure to attend the panel and autograph signing!

July 24 (9-10am)
Yahoo and Sony Pictures Television are excited to announce an autograph signing in support of Season 6 of COMMUNITY coming to Yahoo Screen. Please visit the Autograph Area Information Booth for details on how to participate in a Limited Signing Drawing
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July 24 (2:15-3:15pm)
Greendale Forever: TV Guide Magazine’s Tribute to Community
Will “six seasons and a movie” come true? Greendale Community College been saved by Yahoo, but what happens next to Jeff Winger and the study group? Moderator Michael Schneider, TV Guide magazine’s executive editor, joins Community creator Dan Harmon, executive producer Chris McKenna, and cast members Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash and Dino Stamatopoulos as they recap last season (including Dan’s heralded return to the show) and discuss the future of this fan-favorite comedy.
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Jun 30,2014

Upcoming Show: The Girls and Jones Street Station (November 15)

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The Girls and Jones Street Station will be performing at Rockwood Music Hall in New York on November 15!

Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
196 Allen St.
New York, NY, 10002

Doors 8:15 PM / Show 8:45 PM

This event is 21 and over

Buy tickets now.

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Jun 30,2014

Alison Brie on Comedy Bang! Bang! on Thursday

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Tune in for Alison on Comedy Bang! Bang! this Thursday!

On Comedy Bang! Bang!, the show is getting a talk show makeover. Plus, Community and Mad Men star Alison Brie reveals the secrets of her acting process. Will that be enough to get her cast in the new film that a German film director plans to make? Paul F. Tompkins, James Adomian and Larry Miller all guest star.

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Jun 30,2014

Community Season 6 to Air on Yahoo Screen

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Yahoo Screen has ordered 13 episodes of Community Season 6!

Now we just need the freakin’ movie!

In a remarkable 11th hour resurrection, Community — which was cancelled last month by NBC — will live on via Yahoo Screen, which has ordered a 13-episode 6th season.

“I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo,” said series creator Dan Harmon in a statement. “I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, Bang Bus!”
Added leading man Joel McHale, “’The reports of our cancelation have been greatly exaggerated.’ —Mark Twain (The other version of this quote has been wrong for years). #SixSeasonsAndaMovie is real. Thank you Sony. Thank you Yahoo. Thank you Dan Harmon. And thank you to the greatest f%$#ing fans in the history of the human race. It’s the internet. We can swear now.”

Kathy Savitt, CMO of Yahoo, cited the show’s “incredibly passionate and loyal fan base” as a factor in the show’s pickup, adding, “We couldn’t be more excited to work with Dan, Joel, and the entire cast, as well as Sony, to deliver a great season 6.”

News of Community‘s rescue comes just days after our report that Hulu had abandoned talks to acquire the series and mere hours before a July 1 deadline (which is when Sony’s hold on the actors was set to expire).

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Jun 23,2014

Alison Brie in Talks to Star in ‘How to Be Single’

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Alison is in talks to star in How to Be Single.

“Community” actress Alison Brie is in talks to star in the New Line comedy “How to Be Single.”

Lily Collins is also on board with Christian Ditter directing.

Based on the Liz Tuccillo novel, the story centers on a woman living in New York and searching for love. Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn have penned the adaptation, with Dana Fox working on the latest draft.

Michael Disco and Dave Neustadter are overseeing “How to Be Single” for New Line.

Best known for her TV work on “Mad Men” and the recently canceled “Community,” Brie has a handful of bigscreen projects coming out this next year. She co-stars in the Warner Bros. comedy “Get Hard” opposite Will Ferrell and indie “Sleeping With Other People” with Jason Sudeikis.

The actress is repped by WME and Sloane Offer Weber Dern.

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Jun 05,2014

BoJack Horseman – Teaser Trailer

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Check out this teaser trailer of Alison’s upcoming Netflix show, BoJack Horseman.

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May 10,2014

NBC Cancels Community

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Community has been canceled :(

Six seasons and a movie? More like five seasons and a cancellation: NBC has axed Community, TVLine has learned.

There’s no official word from the Peacock but sources confirm that the show’s April 17 Season 5 finale will end up being its series finale — unless, of course, Sony finds a new home for the Greendale gang.
That Community managed to air five full seasons was something of a victory in itself. After three low-rated (albeit critically lauded) seasons, NBC replaced creator Dan Harmon as showrunner, then brought him back for Season 5. At the end of Season 4, original cast member Chevy Chase exited amid controversy. Donald Glover, too, jumped ship after Episode 5 of Season 5.

Alison tweeted:

Thank you, Community fans, for 5 seasons of incredible, heartwarming support. So deeply proud to have been a part of this. #darkesttimeline

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Mar 29,2014

Dan Harmon Says It Would Be Weird Not to Get a Sixth Season

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As Community marches toward the end of its fifth season, the NBC comedy seeks to fulfill its unofficial mantra: “six seasons and a movie.”

NBC has yet to officially renew the series for a sixth season, but stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Jim Rash and Yvette Nicole Brown, along with returning executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna, were cautiously optimistic. Many pointed to its unlikely five-season run as proof that TV miracles do sometimes happen.

“We know there’s going to be a sixth season or else you’ll probably show up with pitchforks and torches,” McHale joked, drawing cheers from the PaleyFest crowd gathered Wednesday at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre for Community’s fifth straight session. Added Jacobs: “It’s happening, come on, good energy!”

“The only thing weirder … would be not getting a sixth season,” said Harmon, who at one point called the current run of episodes “our fifth season of near-cancellation.”

As for the movie part of the mantra, Harmon joked that the fans could crowd-source it to fruition. “They’ll make it. They can each take a frame and we’ll be done,” he said. “If we get a sixth season, they owe us a movie, right?”

Harmon and McKenna both credited McHale with kicking the wheels into motion for their Community return. They cited a mutual misunderstanding (“a comedy of errors”) that had them at a temporary stalemate. “Let’s absolutely do it — as long as Donald Glover’s on board,” Harmon joked, referencing the former regular’s decision to depart.

“What more can be said about it?,” Harmon said of Glover, who appeared in five episodes this season. “We looked at the Donald situation and we met it head-on. We talked to each other about it. There were no weird manipulations of our own desires or things. It was very straightforward in a refreshingly tragic way. Sometimes people go away who you don’t want to go away.… Half of life is stuff you don’t want happening, happening.” He later joked that Troy leaving serves as the perfect setup to “our Search for Spock Community movie.”

“It was definitely hard to lose Donald,” Pudi admitted, explaining that Glover’s departure forced his character, pop-culture geek Abed, to grow and to “socially engage.” But Harmon is semi-hopeful that should a sixth season come, there may be a shot for Glover’s return to Greendale.

Harmon revealed that Jonathan Banks wasn’t the producers’ first choice to play criminology professor Buzz Hickey: It was Ray Liotta. “We were talking to Ray Liotta for a while,” Harmon said, adding that he was the inspiration for the nervous ex-cop.

And having showrunner Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) guest-star seemed like no-brainers. Harmon had seen Hurwitz guest on Comedy Central’s Workaholics, while Gilligan’s casting came by way of the studio (Sony TV, who did Breaking Bad) and after someone suggested the idea after a table read.

When asked whether Community would have been in the same boat as cult favorites Firefly and Veronica Mars had the show premiered five years earlier, when Internet fandom wasn’t as fervent, Harmon said he believes that would’ve been the case. “Yes, it would’ve suffered the same fate as the beloved shows,” he said. “Fans wouldn’t have been able to rally as easily.… If you can tell me what factors they use in their decisions when we don’t need the Internet … none of us know.”

He added: “There’s a feeling that the fans keep the show alive. If you ask the suits, will they say that?”

Other highlights included a brief Brown and Pudi peck on the lips and the cast reciting verbatim Dean Pelton’s peanut payday rap, in addition to Harmon’s inventing an alter ego, the corporate shill “Harvey Hollywood,” ranting on the TV industry and ratings, and making continued digs at The Big Bang Theory. The crowd was also treated to a preview of the April 3 episode, “G.I. Jeff,” an homage to 1980s cartoons.

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Mar 28,2014

Community 5×11 ‘G.I. Jeff’ Promo

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Check out the promo for next week’s episode of Community.

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Mar 24,2014

Alison Brie In Talks for ‘Sleeping With Other People’

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Alison is in talks to replace Kirsten Dunst in Sleeping With Other People.

Adam Scott is in talks to reunite with his Bachelorette writer-director Leslye Headland for the latter’s upcoming comedy, Sleeping With Other People, Headland told The Hollywood Reporter following a performance of the play version of Bachelorette in Brooklyn on Saturday night.

Alison Brie also is in talks to play the female lead in the film, THR has confirmed, after Kirsten Dunst, who was originally attached to star, had to drop out.

It was announced in September that Dunst and Jason Sudeikis were set to star in Headland’s film about a womanizer (Sudeikis) who befriends a serial cheater; ultimately, the two develop a romantic attraction to each other. Headland wrote the screenplay and is set to direct.

Dunst, who previously starred in Headland’s VOD hit Bachelorette, had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict.

But Headland noted that neither Brie’s nor Scott’s deal is done yet.

“The only person that’s a definite, in that he’s been announced and is on board, is Jason [Sudeikis],” she said.

The former assistant to Harvey Weinstein said that she’s aware from her years working for the mogul that things could still fall apart.

“Films are always like, it may not happen, we’ll see,” she said. “Even going into the premiere of Bachelorette, I was like, ‘It still may not happen’…I don’t know if it’s just being an assistant and having seen how the sausage is made, where you just sort of come at everything with this feeling of…’It’s not set in stone, kids.’ I’ve seen shit fall apart over less.”

Will Ferrell’s and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions, which also produced Bachelorette, is producing Sleeping With Other People. Gary Sanchez is working with IM Global, the international sales, production and financing company.

Ferrell, McKay and the company’s Jessica Elbaum will produce the film.

Brie, who stars in NBC’s Community and has a recurring role on AMC’s Mad Men, is repped by WME, Velocity Entertainment Partners and Sloane Weber. She is currently in production on another Gary Sanchez title, Get Hard, with Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Brie also is starring in Universal’s Search Party, which hits theaters Sept. 12.

Scott, who stars in NBC’s Parks and Recreation and recently appeared on the big screen in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, is repped by WME.

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