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FX Orders a Pilot Created by and Starring Donald Glover

Community alum Donald Glover might be making a big return to television. Deadline reports that FX has given a pilot order to a comedy created by and starring Glover called Atlanta, which will follow "two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene whose opposing views on art versus commerce, success and race will make their quest anything but easy." In addition to serving as an executive producer on the pilot, Glover will also star as "Earnest 'Earn' Marks," a "college drop-out who reconnects with his long buried ambition and sets out to seize the life he imagined for himself when his estranged cousin becomes a [...]

Childish Gambino Performed on 'The Arsenio Hall Show' Last Night

Donald Glover stopped by The Arsenio Hall Show last night as his rapper alter ego, Childish Gambino, where he talked leaving Community and his recent, much-discussed Instagram photos. Below, check out his performance of "Shadows" from Arsenio's couch.

Donald Glover Sort of Explained Why He Decided to Leave 'Community'

It was announced over the summer that Donald Glover would only be appearing in five episodes of the fifth season of Community, which is set to return to NBC in early 2014. The speculation at the time was that Glover would be focusing more on his rap career; his alter ego Childish Gambino is releasing an album this winter. But in a series of deeply personal notes posted to Instagram yesterday, Glover alluded to his departure from the cult hit show, writing "I didn't leave Community to rap. I don't wanna rap. I wanted to be on my own." The notes also alluded to frustrations with his record label [...]

This Week in Comedy: Donald Glover's New Show and a Pee-Wee Herman Movie Update

-Now that he's leaving Community midway through the season, Donald Glover's next project is writing, producing, and starring in a new comedy about musicians for FX.

-Paul Reubens says he has a director, funding, and finished script for a new Pee-Wee Herman movie and expects to shoot in 2014.

-Daft Punk canceled on Stephen Colbert, but he made a great "Get Lucky" music video without them.

-Speaking of music videos, Mumford & Sons' latest features Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Forte playing them, complete with beards and banjos.

-We interviewed Borat and Bruno co-writer [...]

See Aubrey Plaza, Donald Glover, and Andy Samberg in a New Clip from 'The To Do List'

Here's the first released clip from The To Do List, a new comedy starring Aubrey Plaza and written/directed by Maggie Carey (Funny or Die Presents) that's set to hit theaters August 16th. Bill Hader, Donald Glover, and Andy Samberg play supporting roles, and you can see them for two seconds each in this clip.

'Community' Uses Donald Glover in a Movie Poster Parody to Help the Show Get Renewed

Community's fate is up in the air, with NBC's decision whether to renew the sitcom for a sixth season or not coming soon. Sony Pictures Television, the studio behind the show, has made a series of faux-movie posters featuring Community stars to get buzz about the series going on social media, and they even got former Community actor Donald Glover, who left the show early this past season, to do one.

Check out the Glover poster, a parody of the movie Cast Away featuring his character Troy Barnes, below (via TV Guide):

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Donald Glover, Sarah Silverman, and 'Halloween III'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Hollywood Handbook #3 – Our Close Friend Donald Glover

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Donald Glover Is Putting Out a New Childish Gambino Album This Winter

Ex-Community star Donald Glover put out this YouTube video this morning to announce the release of his new album under rap alter ego Childish Gambino. It's called Because the Internet, and it's set to come out sometime this winter. Check out a longer cut of the track from the video, "yaphet kotto", below:

Donald Glover to Create and Star in an FX Comedy About Musicians

Donald Glover is leaving Community, but he's already lining up his next TV project. Deadline reports that the actor-musician-comedian is developing a half-hour comedy for FX that he will write, produce, and star in. The show is tentatively titled Atlanta, and it's a comedy following the city's music scene. Glover grew up in Atlanta and has a busy career in hip-hop under the name Childish Gambino. Several networks were reportedly interested in the show, but he went with FX because they could accommodate his music touring schedule.

Last year, Donald Glover was developing a comedy loosely based on his life with NBC and 30 Rock writer [...]

Check Out Sam Spratt’s Art Inspired by Donald Glover’s Mixtape ‘Royalty’

Illustrator Sam Spratt did the covert art for Donald Glover/Childish Gambino’s latest mixtape, Royalty, but the project soon grew into a series of 10 Norman Rockwell-esque illustrations about the hip hop world. You know how doing the artwork for a hip hop album goes, sometimes these things just happen. I think we've all found ourselves unexpectedly creating beautiful Rockwell-esque hip hop paintings at one time or another. The 10 pieces in Sam Spratt's collection are available now. You can view the rest of the illustrations after the jump.

Donald Glover Says He's Returning to 'Community'

Apparently next week at SXSW, former Community star Donald Glover — who attempted to reduce his role as Troy on Community last year — will be participating in a "hackathon" as Childish Gambino. According to Uproxx, Glover tweeted a link to his "The Deep Web Tour" website with more information, and if fans sign up for updates they'll receive an email from Glover with an interesting update at the end: "p.s. I am returning to Community, because the internet." We've reached out to NBC reps to confirm the news and will update when we hear back, but Glover's message makes things sound pretty certain, unless he's [...]

Donald Glover Didn't Mean Anything By His Recent Instagram Photos

Donald Glover posted some very personal notes on his Instagram feed a few days ago, one vaguely alluding to his recent decision to leave Community. Most people had assumed he was leaving the sitcom to pursue his rap career, but he said in the note that, "I didn't leave Community to rap. I don't wanna rap. I wanted to be on my own." He also wrote about his personal and professional fears in a series of short notes. Now he's told People magazine:

"That night, we had a show, and then afterwards, I had this moment of feeling like, 'What's the point? Why am I even here?' " Glover [...]

Watch a Weird Short Film Donald Glover Made

Here's "Clapping for the Wrong Reasons," a mysterious 25-minute short film that Donald Glover wrote, produced, and starred in alongside costars like Chance the Rapper and Topanga from Boy Meets World, in case you ever wanted to see Donald Glover, Chance the Rapper, and Topanga from Boy Meets World act in a mysterious short film.

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 [...]