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'Community' Writer Andy Bobrow Reflects on Working with Dan Harmon

"Step five is delete. Keep the two percent that isn't shit and delete the ninety-eight percent that's shit. Rewrite it. Within your re-write, there will be two more percent that isn't shit. Then just keep tossing the shit and replacing it until the ratio is tolerable."

- Television writer Andy Bobrow in a new essay "How Writing for the TV Show Community Cured Me," in which he talks about landing a writing job on Community and how much he's learned from Dan Harmon's rewrites. The essay also includes two drafts of season 2 episode "Mixology Certification" to show just how much rewriting went into Community episodes.

Highlights from the 'Community' Writers' Reddit AMA

The writing staff of Community did a question-and-answer session on Reddit last night in anticipation of the show's return to the airwaves tonight after a hiatus that's lasted nearly nine months. Participating in the Reddit session were longtime Community writers Megan Ganz, Andy Bobrow, Maggie Bandur, and Tim Saccardo; new co-showrunner David Guarascio; and new-to-the-show Gene Hong. Hit the jump for a collection of the best parts from the Reddit session, including Jeff and Britta's sex tape, writing Chevy Chase out of the show, and a planned episode that puts the supporting cast at the forefront:

Fox Is Developing a Show by 'Big C' Creator Darlene Hunt and Longtime 'Community' Writer Andy Bobrow

The Fox network is developing a new show co-written by longtime Community writer/producer Andy Bobrow (pictured) and The Big C creator Darlene Hunt, Deadline reports. The proposed show is a single-camera, half-hour comedy called On the Farm that follows a New York dermatologist who moves his family to a farm in rural Kentucky to live a simpler life. Hunt and Bobrow previously worked together on Save Me, an Anne Heche-led sitcom that NBC unceremoniously aired in big chunks this summer. Hunt created Save Me, and Bobrow served as a consultant on the show. The proposed show is one of the first bought by networks to develop for [...]

ABC Is Developing a Cop Comedy from 'Community' Writer Andy Bobrow

ABC just put into development a new sitcom called Rookie, about a woman in her 20s who attempts to reinvent herself by becoming a cop, in turn finding a surrogate family amongst her fellow police officers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show was created by longtime Community writer Andy Bobrow, who will also serve as executive producer alongside Easy A director Will Gluck. Bobrow has been a writer/producer on Community since the start of its second season, and he's penned some of the series' more memorable episodes, like "Basic Rocket Science," "Mixology Certification," and "Pillows and Blankets," so this should be something all you Community fans are [...]

Talking to 'Community' Writer Andy Bobrow About Last Night's Season Premiere

After nearly nine months off the air, Community returned with the premiere of its fourth season last night. While creator Dan Harmon is gone, several key members of the Harmon Administration stuck with the show, including writer/producer Andy Bobrow, who, along with fellow veteran Megan Ganz, joined Community in Season 2. In the three years he's spent at the show, Bobrow has penned beloved episodes like the Apollo 13 space simulation riff "Basic Rocket Science," the Ken Burns parody "Pillows and Blankets," and Troy's dark but heartfelt 21st birthday episode, "Mixology Certification." A few days prior to Community's Season 4 premiere, which Bobrow wrote, I had the chance to [...]