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Monday, July 8th, 2013

Donald Glover Will Only Appear in 5 out of 13 Episodes of 'Community' This Year

Even with creator Dan Harmon back on Community for the show's upcoming fifth season, everything won't be completely back to normal on the NBC sitcom. Vulture reports that Donald Glover will only be appearing in five of the new season's 13 episodes. Glover wants to reduce his role on the show so he can focus on his music under alter ego Childish Gambino. The studio behind the show, Sony, had the option to require him to do all 13 episodes, but they cooperated with his wishes to be in the show less and worked out a deal to let him be in the show less. In addition to less Donald Glover, the new season will be featuring a complete lack of Chevy Chase. Will Harmon and Company be bringing in a new cast member or two to fill the Chase/Glover void? There's no word on any cast additions now, and it's possible that they'll just stick with the remaining seven members of the show's large cast (plus part-time Glover).

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  • juca5056

    I nominate Spencer Crittenden to fill the Troy void.

  • Michael Desir
  • MZims9022

    Ugh. Childish Gambino isn't going anywhere. Community is where he should be at. I mean, I like his rapping, but frankly only 1/3 of his songs are particularly good. Definitely not a good idea to curtail community for his rapping.

  • Harkonnen

    Donald Glover will regret this decision. His music will not provide the same boost to his acting career as Community does and if viewers learn to enjoy the show without him he'll be easily replaced. Same goes for his dream to be the first African-American to play Spider Man.