Tonight’s Halloween episode of Community has a lot to live up to — it not only comes on the heels of last week’s universally praised alternate timeline episode, but after last year’s much-adored zombie outing. Needless to say, Greendale better be scary good tonight.
And having gotten a sneak peek at tonight’s episode, I can confirm that Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps is a worthy heir to both predecessors (it features the study group telling scary stories, resulting in seven tales of terror). To find out whereCommunity is headed from here, I caught up with star Joel McHale who teased Jeff’s hellish year, how his father issues factor in and why Dean Pelton’s not-so-secret crush might finally come to fruition.
The Halloween episode will be airing tonight. It’s been already four episodes in this season, and Joel hasn’t been naked ONCE. I propose that if we get no chest action tonight after the episode, we all tweet Dan Harmon about it using the following hashtag: #JeffsPecs
ie: “Why hasn’t Jeff been naked this season? #JeffsPecs,” “We miss #JeffsPecs,” “Naked Joel McHale, please #JeffsPecs”
The news comes after the cable network names its scripted chief.
E! is making some moves in an effort to expand its footprint on original programming.
The cable network is slotting The Soup, hosted by Community star Joel McHale, on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. beginning Nov. 30. For the past several seasons, the comedy series has aired on Friday nights. This marks a vote of confidence for one of E!’s core franchises and is intended to give more viewers to catch The Soup. The network is planning on launching a revamped website and mobile apps to supplement the move.
Hello! Just a friendly reminder, as you asked for, to scour the internet for video of Joel announcing his sons' births and/or surgery on The Soup! If you have the time and desire of course-- no pressure!
:’-( I’m sorry… I looked and I looked, and I couldn’t find anything. Both episodes are just a little bit too old…
Joel McHale of NBC’s Community is a notorious liar and he can sell every tall tale with a straight face. So you should treat everything he says with skepticism. But if he’s on the level this time, we’ve got a huge casting scoop to share. “I’m just going to go ahead and say it,” McHale says. “Jack Nicholson will be playing my father.” Mind you, the negotiations aren’t completed yet. So if there are any snags, this surreal comedy about a study group of community college misfits might have to go with Plan B. “We’ll either get Jack Nicholson or Joe Namath,” McHale says. “Or Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former head of the United Nations.” Hmm, maybe McHale, who plays disbarred lawyer Jeff Winger, is toying with us. That said, believe anything else he reveals here at your own risk. Community airs at 7 p.m. CT Thursday on NBC.