Your bed, on New Years Day, with your head under a pillow, is not exactly the best way to look at the new year. So here are ten things, roughly starting from the beginning of the year, that we have to look forward to in 2014.
Do you know who you want to take you home? Take mee hooommeeeee….
Nineties one-hit-wonders aside, yesterday brought an end to the glorious nerdfest that is SDCC. Sunday yielded lots of TV news from shows like True Blood, Arrow, Supernatural, Community, and Doctor Who– from new characters to new spinoffs, and even some new directions.
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It’s starting to feel more and more like this is the darkest timeline with the news that Donald Glover, the actor behind Troy Barnes on Community, will apparently only be appearing in five episodes of the upcoming fifth season of the NBC show. According to “sources familiar with the matter,” Vulture is reporting that Glover will be appearing in a smaller number of episodes in order to pursue his career as rapper Childish Gambino, while Sony will save money in the agreement, which could possibly go into future episodes of Community.
I wonder what a Professor Henry Jones Sr. tell all would be like? As cool as old National Geographics are to look at, artists Glen Brogan makes them even cooler in his Gallery1988 show. (via Gallery1988 tumblr)
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Dan Harmon, after being unceremoniously ousted after the third season of the show, is in talks to return to the production of Community in some capacity for the show’s fifth season.
Over the last few days lists of TV shows renewed, cancelled, greenlit, and not picked up have been rolling in. We’ve already told you about a few: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been picked up, because of course it has, as has Alfonso Cuarón‘s Believe, about a ten-year-old girl with superpowers.
Season four of Community, assuming it ever airs (I take nothing for granted with this show), will apparently have a The Hunger Games episode. At least that’s what this promo makes it look like, though I won’t be surprised if the episode proceeds to go off in a completely different direction. (I kind of hope it does, to be honest.)
But you know what? I am making the conscious decision not to be overly pessimistic. Dan Harmon may be gone, but other cast and crew I love are still there, and this promo video is funny. With a new showrunner, season four won’t be the same as 1-3, but it could still be good.
I reserve the right to cry into my pillow if the premiere is disappointing, though.
Community just cannot catch a break. First showrunner Dan Harmon gets fired. Then it’s the subject of a showtime shuffle that leaves its fans wondering if season four will ever actually premiere. (As of now it’s February 7th. I’ll believe it when I see it.) Then Chevy Chase quits. (Though that could be considered a bright spot, depending on who you talk to.) And now one of its star writers, Megan Ganz, has left to write for Modern Family.