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HATING THE SHOW, CHEVY CHASE DEPARTS COMMUNITY

November 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Chevy Chase is no longer a member of the Community community. After complaining publicly about the mediocre quality of the scripts and raging on the set about the executives involved in producing the show, Chase had clearly telegraphed his desire to quit the low-rated NBC sitcom. Last March he told the Huffington Post, “I probably won’t be around that much longer, frankly. I have creative issues with this show.” His departure was described as a “mutual decision.” Nevertheless, he will appear in all but one or two of the thirteen episodes of the fourth season. (It was not clear whether an episode explaining his character’s departure has been — or will be — filmed.) Admittedly taking a cue from the snarky Gawker website, TVbytheNumbers.com headlined, “Actor Nobody Cares About Leaves Show Nobody Watches.”