Chevy Chase departs 'Community'
November 22nd, 2012
01:37 PM ET

Chevy Chase departs 'Community'

If you were especially looking forward to seeing more of Chevy Chase on "Community" when the show (finally) returns for its fourth season, we've got some bad news.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Chase and the producers of the cult favorite NBC comedy have mutually decided that Chase is off the show, effective immediately.

The 69-year-old actor portrayed Pierce Hawthorne on the series, and THR notes that his departure isn't expected to disturb production, with most of the season in the can.

The site adds that it's not yet clear whether Chase's exit will be written in somewhere, but he is expected to appear in the season finale.

But we have to make it to the season premiere first - after we'd added the "Community" premiere to our calendar for October 19, NBC announced just days prior that the season 4 opener had been bumped.

"Community" will now premiere at 8 p.m. on February 7.

Filed under: Celebrities • Community • television

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  1. Jay Berkman

    He is soo Fat.

    November 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Leon Donald Peris

    Paul Galman helped Stanley at the RENO Casino

    November 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. quagmire

    Fiiiiiiifty yaaaards..........

    November 26, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. what the heck is wrong with him...

    he looks awful

    November 26, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. in


    November 26, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. Meet me at the tree lighting ceremony this week.


    November 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. yay

    tree ceremony, holiday parties, 12/12 bruce and bon month yay!!!!

    November 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dave

    Some folks bring joy when they arrive, Chevy brings it by leaving. Everyone on the show disliked the guy.

    November 25, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. there is no show...

    there never was.

    November 25, 2012 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. thoughtsaspew

    Reblogged this on Thoughts Aspew and commented:
    It's kinda late to leave a show like that given that this is already looking like the fourth season. I'm amazed it actually has lasted this long in the first place.

    November 24, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. alex

    Hi looks more and more like Marlon Brando !

    November 24, 2012 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. jvance

    II really like Chevy Chase, it bothers me a little that he is starting to look like Dick Cheney.

    November 23, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Snorlax

    It is a stupid, unfunny and poorly written program. No wonder the rats are jumping ship.

    November 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • An old guy who still loves his humor

      For those who never smoked a joint and watched the brilliant Chevy Chase on SNL, I sorely am sorry. He made us laugh like no other and when the next day came around and the buzz was killed, he still made us laugh in times that may seem different, but were just as difficult as today. Remember, you never stood in line for hours trying to get a gallon of gas even though the price was affordable. This man is an icon and if you think his rant was out of hand then you need to take a look at character. Here is a man who stood up to the disconnection he talks about and says it without publicly saying it. That is only true except for the disloyalty his producer showed by airing the message. Imagine how many times you wanted a boss to change but stupidity by someone who is totally disconnected made the decisions. Imagine a boss who was never there and seen what work you did. Just imagine. Kudos Chevy!! Go here to hear the truth. . .

      November 23, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • wendy

      totally get ya...them were the days! rossanna rossana adanna....

      November 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • wendy

      Many late nights laughin me wee head off....some of my best memories.

      November 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. 44hippochevy

    you are middle aged.

    November 23, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  15. her blogs are the worst

    lets go running and meet at the diner.

    what an embarrassment to everyone...what a addiction? what chevy deals with is astounding.

    November 23, 2012 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  16. like we all know christmas is coming...

    why do we have hear these stupid comments since summer time that christmas coming.

    November 23, 2012 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  17. wonder why bloggers throwing christmas

    up in peoples faces all the time..

    November 23, 2012 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  18. Old Soldier

    Never heard of the show. But thank God I was mistaken when I saw the photo. I thought it was Dick Cheney! Almost swallowed my heart. Chevy was funny in a lopsided sort of way...I always enjoyed his brand of physical comedy. I can't see Christmas lights without thinking of him. Tchuss,, Mr. Chase.

    November 23, 2012 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  19. Culpepper

    You know you are middle-aged when you can recall that brief period way back in Chevy Chase's career when he was actually funny. I swear to God people, he actually was once, I'm not pulling your leg !

    November 22, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      You are so right. I noticed he started becoming not funny when he first got married way back when (early 80's maybe?). I can't even believe this is the same guy who starred in FLETCH, much less the early days of SNL. I have a theory that I hate myself for even considering, but it's very rare to find a genuinely funny old man. Betty White (an old woman) is funny, but name a couple of old funny comics who are actually still funny? I can't.

      November 23, 2012 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      John, George Carlin was funny. He was funny all through his life.

      November 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  20. home alone again?

    go watch tv.

    November 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  21. heeey

    he's in a show?

    November 22, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  22. he's so unattractive.


    November 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  23. not home...

    shut down.

    November 22, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Graham

    The show declined very badly in its 3rd season. But 1.5 great, glorious seasons were perhaps the most we can ask for from any show.

    November 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      1.5 seasons before it started to go downhill (with the occasional exception). Exactly right! I think once all the characters were introduced with all their quirks and the folly that followed, the show just started to drift downward.

      November 23, 2012 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  25. odioneigbobo

    His character was funny, but it's not like his exit will leave a big whole in the show. Bye

    November 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  26. hey

    I forgot Chevy was still alive.

    November 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |

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