One of the best shows currently on television is NBC’s Community. Consistently smart, funny, quick-witted and insane, the series really just fires on all cylinders. Steve recently got the chance to visit the set, and just posted his first interview with stars Joel McHale and Allison Brie as well as some photos from the set. The show is set to return to the airwaves September 22nd at 8/7c, and the official synopsis for the upcoming season has just been released. There are slight spoilers, so if that’s not your thing you may just want to wait until the season premiere. The cast is joined this year by the fantastic John Goodman and Michael K. Williams from HBO’s The Wire.
Hit the jump to read the synopsis. Season two of Community is available on DVD now, and if you’re not watching the show you seriously need to rethink your life decisions.
The critically acclaimed “Community,” is a smart, exuberant half-hour comedy series about a tight-knit study group at Greendale Community College. At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, “The Soup”), a fast-talking lawyer whose degree has been revoked. With some help from his fellow classmates, Winger forms a study group who eventually learn more about themselves than their course work.
Also among the series stars who comprise the group are comedy legend Chevy Chase (“Fletch”) as Pierce, a successful businessman whose life experience has brought him infinite wisdom; Gillian Jacobs (“Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World”) as Britta, the 20-something dropout with something to prove; Yvette Nicole Brown (“Rules of Engagement”) as Shirley, a sassy middle-aged divorcée; Danny Pudi (“Greek”) as Abed, a pop culture junkie; Alison Brie (“Mad Men”) as Annie, a high-strung perfectionist; Donald Glover (“30 Rock”) as Troy, a former high school football star trying to find his way and Ken Jeong (“The Hangover Part II”) as Chang, the group’s former Spanish professor – turned student. Greendale’s fearless leader is Dean Pelton (Jim Rash, “That 70s Show”), an ultra-efficient yet slightly neurotic administrator, whose penchant for dressing in costume is well-documented.
After the dramatic paintball conclusion of season two, season three finds the group tackling a new set of challenges including a tough-as-nails biology teacher Professor Kane, played by Michael K. Williams (HBO’s “The Wire”) and Chang’s questionable appointment to campus security. Dean Pelton meets his match in Vice Dean Laybourne (John Goodman), the distinguished head of the Greendale Air Conditioning Repair Annex, while Troy and Abed also decide to share an apartment together, which creates new challenges for their friendship.