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'Community': Details on the 'G.I. Jeff' animated episode -- FIRST LOOK

Given that knowing is half the battle, it’s about time you received more intel about Community‘s animated episode. Airing April 3, “G.I. Jeff” pays tribute to the ’80s animated series G.I. Joe, and you can take your first peek at the Study Group reimagined as figures of action in the photos above and below: There’s Jeff (Joel McHale) as Wingman (yes, he has a backpack with wings), Annie (Alison Brie) as Tight Ship, Britta (Gillian Jacobs) as Buzzkill, and Shirley as Three Kids.

“[G.I. Joe] was something from our childhood that was very important to us and we had fond memories of it, and we thought it would be a cool way to do another animated episode,” executive producer Chris McKenna tells EW. “Like all Community episodes, it takes on a certain style. This one has a very specific story reason for it. I don’t want to give too much away, but our characters find themselves on a Wizard of Oz-type journey through the world of G.I. Joe. … There’s a mystery that Jeff in particular has to get to the bottom of.” READ FULL STORY

'Community' star Alison Brie to produce TV Land comedy pilot 'Teachers'

Alison Brie may be taking the whole “stay in school” thing a little too seriously.

The Community star is attached to executive produce Teachers, a comedy pilot based on the popular Web series of the same name, for TV Land, EW has confirmed.

“From the second this project came across my desk, I’ve been in love with it,” said TV Land president Larry W. Jones. “The tone of the show is unlike anything we’ve had on TV Land. I’m really excited about the idea of building this unexplored world, where teachers are the eccentric characters you always hoped they weren’t.”

According to the network, Teachers follows six elementary school teachers who try to get their own lives in order while shaping (or destroying) the minds of the American youth. Stalking your ex online is bad enough — don’t get the children involved! Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien, and Katie Thomas  (a.k.a the Katydids — yes all of their names are some form of Kate) will reprise their roles from the Web series for TV. Brie will executive produce alongside Matt Miller (Chuck) and the producers of the Web series Cap Gun TV.

'American Dad': Olivia Wilde and Gillian Jacobs will be your sexy flight attendants on Sunday -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

American Dad takes to the sky this week in hopes of turning you into a frequent crier. (You know, from laughing really hard.) In the episode, which airs Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on Fox, Stan and Francine learn all about the world of aviation, while trying to prevent Mark Cuban (played by Mark Cuban) from blowing the sun to smithereens.

They are recruited by a Charlie’s Angels-esque quartet of sexy flight attendants, who are voiced by some recognizable names: Olivia Wilde as Denise (the brunette!); Becki Newton as Margie (the blonde!), Gillian Jacobs as Christy (the dirty blonde!), and Megalyn Echikunwoke as Angie (the redhead!). This alluring cabin crew calls themselves “four high-flying gals who like to have fun” — so read into that what you may. And check out some of their dirty talk in the clip below.

The episode also includes vocal contributions from Kyle Chandler and returning guest Ellie Kemper. READ FULL STORY

NBC sets finale dates for 'Community,' 'Blacklist,' 'The Voice,' more

NBC has announced finale dates for several of its series, including breakout hit The Blacklist, Community, and singing competition The Voice. The network previously announced the April 24 date for the season finale of Parks and Recreation, which will feature a guest spot from first lady Michelle Obama.

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'Community': Preview the battle for Britta in Thursday's episode -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Winter Break is over, and it’s time to file back into the halls of Greendale for a new episode of Community. What will you find in there? A ghostly and ghastly one-man show by Chang (Ken Jeong). A harsh punishment for Abed (Danny Pudi) at the hands of Professor Hickey (Jonathan Banks). And a big battle over Britta. Yes, Professor Duncan (John Oliver) makes his play for the former foot model (Gillian Jacobs) with the help of his buddy Jeff (Joel McHale). But maybe Jeff’s heart isn’t into it. Because maybe it wants Britta for itself. Press pause on Good Luck Chuck, pop a few Reese’s Pieces, and check out this clip from “Introduction to Bondage and Beta Male Sexuality,” which airs Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC. READ FULL STORY

'Community': B.J. Novak to guest in season finale

Little is known about Community‘s season finale, but here’s some intel to chew on: One, it’s in two parts. Two, here’s one celebrity guest you can expect to see: B.J. Novak.

EW has learned that the Office alum — whose first book was released this week and who will hit the big screen this spring in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 — will make a cameo appearance in the first half of the finale. How exactly Novak factors into the story is being kept under wraps, but he plays what’s being described as “a TV star in a sexy new series. READ FULL STORY

'Community': See Nathan Fillion as Greendale's chief custodian -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Your cult TV-loving brain is about to explode with joy — as Nathan Fillion guests on Community tonight — and there’s only one man who can clean it up: Greendale head custodian Bob Waite, played by… yes, Nathan Fillion.

The Firefly alum-turned-Castle star assumes the role of the politically savvy janitor-in-chief who clashes with Annie (Alison Brie) and Prof. Hickey (Jonathan Banks) over a simple bulletin board, while the rest of the study group is trying to get the Greendale cafeteria good and ready for the midterm dance. Click on the video to preview a scene from “Analysis of Cork-Based Networking” (8 p.m., NBC), in which Waite’s deputy, Lapari (Kumail Nanjiani), introduces Annie and Hickey to the top of the mop. The episode also includes appearances by Paget Brewster as Greendale’s I.T. boss and Robert Patrick as the head of parking. It’s 30 minutes of staffs and laughs!
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InsideTV Podcast: Gillian Jacobs on why 'Community' is peaking in season 5

Rejoice, human beings! Community is back, inching ever closer to actually fulfilling its “six seasons and a movie” destiny. Yet even as rabid as some fans may be, and even as exciting as the news is that show creator Dan Harmon has returned, there are still many who have yet to give the off-the-wall NBC comedy a chance. Rather than conduct an Inspector Spacetime investigation into this ongoing mystery, we enlisted Community cast member Gillian Jacobs to explain exactly why people should be tuning into season 5. And she did just that when she stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) studios.

Now you can hear the entire conversation right here on the InsideTV Podcast. Jacobs talks all about the return of fired showrunner Harmon, discusses how her character of Britta has evolved (devolved?) since the show began, and reveals how much she actually understands when she first picks up a Community script. There is also a tangent about “stolen touchdowns” that is most certainly worth your time. It’s a must-listen for any fan of either Community or Torg the troll.

But that’s not all, because we then step into whooooooooose house? Run’s house!!!! (Sorry, 1980s rap reference there.) Rev Run himself stopped by the EW Radio studios with his lovely wife Justine to talk all about their new DIY show, Rev Run’s Renovation. Does the master M.C. know anything about home renovation? And can his marriage survive a house being turned upside down in order to install such things as a princess bed with a slide in his daughter’s room? I chat with hip-hop royalty about all that and more. READ FULL STORY

'Community': Creator Dan Harmon on his return and what's in store for season 5

Community makes a triumphant return to NBC tonight at 8 p.m. with two things of interest: Back-to-back episodes and Dan Harmon back in the showrunner’s seat. (Okay, that’s technically three things.) How did it feel for Harmon (who’s also the co-creator of Adult Swim animated comedy Rick and Morty) to be reunited with his beloved, weirdo creation after a one-year exile? What high-concept high jinks is he planning for season 5? And how many more seasons (and a movie) of this community-college comedy does Harmon want to make? Those answers — and many others — are contained in the following Q&A. READ FULL STORY

'Community': Jim Rash gives tour of teacher's lounge -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Community is back tonight with back-to-back episodes starting at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Below, Jim Rash (aka Dean Pelton) gives a tour of the teacher’s lounge, which features prominently in the second half-hour when Jeff Winger (Joel McHale)  becomes — gulp! — a  member of the Greendale faculty. There’s a history lesson involved as well. Enjoy. READ FULL STORY

'Community' spoofs 'Mad Men' in new promo -- VIDEO

The latest promo for Community‘s Jan. 2 return could not have less information about the new season — and that’s exactly what they intended.

Taking a cue from Mad Men, the spoof-loving comedy released this new ad that tells you as little as humanly possible while making every uttered word seem like the most important thing ever said. Ah, art.

Watch below, and for a trailer with less spoof and more scoop, click here.
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'Community': The study group gets animated for the holidays -- VIDEO

You may not be getting a Christmas-themed episode of Community in your TV stocking this holiday season, but you’re not getting a lump of coal either. Dan Harmon & Co. have unleashed a one-minute, forty-six-second animated short in the style of the 2012 Abed’s Master Key webisodes.

In “Miracle on Jeff’s Street,” we find a sighing Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) home alone before some surprise guests from Greendale crash the proceedings to provide Christmas cheer (and some helpful tune-in information for season 5, which kicks off Jan. 2). Press play and find out why you might want Troy (Donald Glover) to throw up all over your place on Christmas Day. READ FULL STORY

'Community': Check out the first trailer for season 5 -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Bad news: You still have to wait several weeks for the new season of Community to begin. Good news: You don’t have to wait another second for a quick preview. Check out this new trailer for the NBC comedy, in which Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) apparently has found himself at another career crossroads, and the student is about to become the teacher. Also, there is pasta throwing. There are outrageous costumes. Plus, a Leonard sighting and a Scrubs meta-reference! If you are a good person being sued, oppressed or beaten, press play and enjoy 60 seconds of comic relief. That’s the Winger Guarantee.
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