Chevy Chase Exits NBC's 'Community'
This probably doesn’t come as a surprise to those who have been following the many reports of Chevy Chase’s displeasure with his role on NBC’s Community.
The site’s sources say that the Caddyshack actor, who has played Pierce Hawthorne since Season 1, and the show’s producers came to a mutual agreement to part ways.
The actor hasn’t been shy about his discontent with the role and the show, telling reporters (including this one) at a set visit last season that he didn’t see a future for the character.exclusively released an audio recording in which Chase told then showrunner Dan Harmon, “It’s just a f*cking mediocre sitcom! I want people to laugh and this isn’t funny.”
An angry Chase then added, “It ain’t funny to me because I’m 67-years-old and I’ve been doing this a long time. I’ve been making a lot of people laugh — a lot better than this.”
That recording emerged after Harmon played a voicemail for audiences during his stand-up show in Los Angeles while making fun of the actor. He later apologized.replace Harmon as showrunner.
Renewed for a fourth season, NBC recently pushed back its October return date to Feb. 7, 2013.