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Two New Reasons that Have Nothing to Do with Gratuitous Lesbian Bondage to Watch NBC's "Community"

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | July 26, 2011 | Comments ()


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I know that I'm singing to the choir, preaching to the congregation, and rectoring the rectory with most of you when it comes to NBC's "Community." You watch it. You love it. You don't understand why others don't. It's frustrating. I understand where you're coming from. But despite low ratings, "Community" beat the odds last season and was granted a third , in part because it's NBC and, really, what else are they going to air? Simultaneous installments of "Celebrity Apprentice," and "The Biggest Loser: Quadruple Chin Edition"?

So how do you, the sophisticated television viewer, encourage others to watch "Community." The GQ photoshoot is helpful, but let's be honest: The type of people that would watch "Community" based solely on those pictures aren't really the audience for which we're hoping.

How about adding a couple of actors that everybody (and by that, I mean people with decent taste) loves? The first addition to be announced over the weekend was Michael K. Williams, who some of you know as Chalky White from "Boardwalk Empire," while the most of you know him as Omar Little. "Community" is coming at the king, and you know they won't miss: Little will play Greendale's new biology professor. At the moment, because of committments to "Boardwalk Empire," Little is only signed on for six episodes, but there's the possibility that he stays on for much longer. Given how tired Ken Jeong became after last season, I wouldn't mind if he were replaced ultimately by Little, as far-fetched as that might sound.

The other new cast member, signed on for at least six episodes, is someone even more exciting to me: "Roseanne" veteran, Coen Brothers regular, and all around teddy bear of a guy: John Goodman. In fact, after swearing off "Damages" after the woeful second season, I've recently returned to the third for one reason only: John Goodman. Through one episode, I have no regrets.

In "Community," Goodman will play the vice dean of the school of air conditioning, which as series creator Dan Harmon explained is a better position than the actual dean. "The Greendale Community College only has one part of it that is actually nationally renowned, and it's their air conditioning repair program. And it's sort of a separate annex on the campus that puts itself above the rest of the school, and ironically has more power than the campus itself."

What does that likely mean? A pissing match between Goodman's character and the Greendale's dean, played by Jim Rash. I don't see how Goodman, or "Community" viewers, can lose.

(Source: Vulture)




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