New showrunner says that talking bear character is going to be a ‘smash hit’
By Livia Turnbull, TV columnist who loves to make fans cry
Fans of the cult-hit Community have been waiting all summer for the new season to start, but there’s at least one face that won’t be in attendance when the show returns. The show’s creator, Dan Harmon, has officially left after three seasons, leaving fans to wonder what the new showrunners, Moses Port and David Guarascio, have in store for Greendale. A recent statement from the pair sent many skeptics reeling, as they told fans that Community was “going to be dumbed-down.”
“I’m sorry, but if you want to make it big in the industry, you have to…well, always be on be your knees,” Guarascio stated in an interview at Comic-Con. The new season will include a laugh track after every line, much like competing sitcom The Big Bang Theory. “Most viewers won’t even know what’s funny unless you put a laugh track in,” Guarascio explained.
Another change to the show will be the way the characters are portrayed. “Abed is going to become like Sheldon Cooper, but with TV,” stated Port. According to the two showrunners, Britta will also become a lesbian vegan and ram her issues of the day down everyone’s throats, while Shirley will become a punchline for fat jokes. Annie will be appointed as the token female love interest who hooks up with Jeff and Troy will start trying to be a basketball player/rapper, much to every character’s chagrin.”
As for Chevy Chase’s character, “Pierce will be just filled—if you pardon the pun—with constipation jokes,” says Guarascio. The character of Jeff has also been appointed as the token male love interest, who will be hooking up with Annie, token love interest girl.
“Wait until you see the new characters we’re bringing in,” says Port, “there’s going to be a talking bear, a ventriloquist, a flying robot dog, and many other characters that are sure to be memorable.” In addition to the new characters, the show will guest star characters from other hit sitcoms.
“In an upcoming episode, Dean Pelton promises Greendale a visit from some hot supermodels, only to find out that he accidentally ordered a children’s beauty pageant to be staged at Greendale instead. Britta goes into full-on activist mode, while Annie and Shirley go baby crazy.” The episode will guest star the cast of the popular TLC reality show, Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo.
Viewers have been told to expect a lot of farting.