As the month of September is fast approaching, advertising for new & returning television shows are popping up more and more on televisions across our fair city of Toronto. In a new segment here on joltleft.com we will start to take a look at new and returning shows due to start up soon on our local airwaves. First up, it’s time to get ready for a new semester with our favorite study group at Greendale Community College as Season 3 of “Community”.
“Community” centers on Jeff Winger (Joel McHale), a disbarred lawyer going to school for the first time after his bachelor’s degree is revealed as fabricated. The series focuses on the experiences of Jeff and the study group he accidentally forms while pursuing Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs), a student trying to get her life back on track. The other members of Jeff’s study group include Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase), a millionaire on a late in life voyage of self discovery; Annie Edison (Alison Brie), a young straight-laced student and former prescription drug addict; Troy Barnes (Donald Glover), a former high school star quarterback; Shirley Bennett (Yvette Nicole Brown), a single mother and vocal Christian going to school to jumpstart her brownie business; and Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi), a pop-culture obsessed film student.
After the epic events of season 2, the casting news leaked out of Comic-Con this year has got the fans at a fever pitch for the debut of season 3. Guest star Michael K Williams best known from shows like “The Wire” & “Boardwalk Empire” coming in as the groups intense new biology teacher Professor Marshall Kane seems destined to be a fan favorite as the cast is tweeting up a storm from the set about him.
We will also get a sneak peek inside Greendale’s only successful program, as John Goodman will be joining the show for at least 6 episodes as the vice dean in charge of Greendale’s Air Conditioner Repair School. Rumor has it that he will be the primary new foil for Jim Rash’s Dean Pelton who has been upgraded to a series regular for the upcoming season.
Show creator Dan Harmon has promised many more surprises and revelations are in store for this upcoming season as our favorite study group will be evolving by leaps and bounds. If you’d like some juicier spoilers for the upcoming season, check out this interview with Harmon done for TV Guide right here.
Season 3 of “Community” is shaping up to be the most memorable yet; it premieres on Thursday, September 22ndat 8PM on City TV and NBC. Check with your cable provider here in Toronto for more details.
For those of you who want to catch up on past seasons of “Community”, season 1 is available on DVD and should be available at video stores across Toronto, click here for details. It is also available on demand via Netflix, visit Netflix.ca for more details.
Season 2 of Community will be available for rent or purchase on Sept. 6th, 2011.
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