Actor Nobody Cares About Leaves Show Nobody Watches

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November 21st, 2012

It's now been well reported across the interwebs that Chevy Chase is departing the cast of Community after all but two of the thirteen episodes for this (its fourth) season have already been produced.

We at TV by the Numbers love Gawker and while the headline for this post was Robert's imagining of how they might do it, it was my pleasure to pull the trigger.

Community returns to NBC's schedule on February 7.

  • Networkman

    I think the show will carry on just fine without him. The other cast mates are even funnier so I don’t feel he’ll be all that missed. And unfortunately, I feel NBC wants to cancel the entire show altogether at the end of the season.

  • MBmomof3

    agree with TV Gord; any fan of the show will appreciate the appropos headline. Well done TVBTN.

  • Psac

    I also thought it was an Onion piece.

  • SherLOCKED

    I am so saddened by this. I adore Community and every character in the show. And Pierce is no exception. I mean he IS the old, cranky, racist, and somewhat funny member of the group. The “table” of community is supported by the “Greendale Seven” legs….and I’m not sure what taking away one of those legs will do….:(

  • AppleStinx

    That’s a shocker. I thought Chevy Chase had retired a long time ago.

  • JC

    While I never watched Community I have been a fan of Chase for years so I take issue with the title.

  • Dan

    The shows not getting renewed for a fifth season so it doesnt matter at this point. Thats like saying Kate Walsh is leaving Private Practice after the final episode of the current season.

  • psychic

    That headline.
    Well, I don’t watch the show, and I don’t care about the actor, so I can’t argue with you there. :p

  • David F.

    I’m fine with him leaving. The character has just become too much to bear. Even Chevy can’t stand him.

  • Mr Mumble

    Robert and Bill secretly love Community.

    Pierce did give the show a different dimension to its comedy, hopefully another elderly grouch is found if there is to be a fifth season.

  • Bill Gorman

    “Poster who doesn’t watch the show or care about the actor wonders why the website bothered to write the article, much less post it.”

    Website co-owner who likes to make posts for fun, wonders why the commenter who neither cared about the show nor the actor bothered to post a comment, but thanks the commenter for his page views nevertheless.

  • Rocku

    Desperate move to have more “hits” IMO, so edgy OMG

  • Jamie

    I don’t watch this show and I appreciated the headline, and everyone in here complaining about it just gave them the pageviews they were after, so it’s a win/win.

  • TV Gord

    “Website co-owner who likes to make posts for fun, wonders why the commenter who neither cared about the show nor the actor bothered to post a comment, but thanks the commenter for his page views nevertheless.”

    Bill, you guys are on a roll today! LOL!

  • Potato

    Does anyone know if they were DONE shooting the finale? I know they’d started it, but did they get the chance to shoot all of his scenes or is this a repeat of last year’s videogame episode?

  • Fake Me Out

    … he said of signing to do the show, “It was a big mistake! I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread, every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want.” … “The hours are hideous, and it’s still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television.”

    Quote from the lead in Animal Practise? The producers? directors? writers? The monkey? Nope, it’s Chevy Chase speaking about Community and his role on the show. So when even a star of a show is bad mouthing it, and in a round about way any fan who was stupid enough to watch “the lowest form of television” you have to ask why any one is actually watching Community … oh wait, I forgot the ratings, no one is watching … ’nuff said.


    PS: It’s not a comment repost if you never saw the original

  • Joe Wilson

    Way to stay classy Bill

  • Jarrod

    Can I just say that this is the most absolute hilarious and downright accurate headline ever?

  • Potato


    Oh my God, you’re… you’re right! I AM stupid! I’d just never realized it before! I WAS STUPID FOR WATCHING A SITCOM!!! Thank you for clearing up my terrible mental fog. Now, quick! I must call OTHER people stupid for enjoying things, because that is what we, the enlightened, do.

  • GeekMentality

    He’s in all but 2 episodes of this short season – and he’s going to be in the season finale – according to EW – so he’s basically there all season. And with the way this show hangs by a thread, I wonder how much longer it will be around anyway.

    So in reality it may not effect the show and was is left of it…

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