In news that's the equivalent of your girlfriend frequently threatening to leave your ungrateful ass and actually, for once in their miserable existence, going through with it, Chevy Chase has quit Community effective immediately.
His decision to quit is no surprise given his... frequent outbursts about how much he hates working on the show; with his feud with former showrunner Dan Harmon being the most infamous. What is surprising, though, is the state that this leaves the show in. Of the 13 episodes ordered for Season 4, only 11 have been written and/or filmed leaving 2 to go. This leaves the question of exactly how the show plans to deal with the loss of Pierce Hawthorne, considering that Chase's resignation came out of the blue.
So... is it just me, or does this pretty much guarantee that we are not getting a back 9 for this Community season, let alone a 5th season? Despite Chase's... less-than-intelligent on-set behavior, I still find Pierce a vital part of the show and one that I just don't see the show coping without. Of course, being British, I'm yet to see Season 3, so this is based on my limited view, but my point still stands. How could the group work without Pierce?
Hang on! Just remembered! Leonard still exists, right? There's our Pierce replacement, then! So long, Chevy! Been... interesting knowing you!
Altogether, now: Six seasons and a movie!