Chevy Chase Leaves Cast Of ‘Community’

Chevy Chase Leaves Cast Of ‘Community’
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Chevy Chase is finally parting ways with NBC’s hit comedy Community after becoming increasingly frustrated with the direction his character was taking.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the news and that his exit will be immediate; they also report that the decision was mutual and that the 69-year-old wasn’t fired.

The majority of Community’s episodes for season four already have been filmed, and it’s not clear if Chase’s exit will be hastily written into the show.

The actor, who stars as the wealthy, grumpy and bigoted Pierce Hawthorne, engaged in a feud with series creator Dan Harmon that went public last year over an expletive-laced voicemail message that Chase left Harmon.

Harmon was dismissed from the show last spring but Last month, production was interrupted when Chase, reportedly unhappy with the material he was shooting, used the N-word in an outburst while trying to make a point about the direction of his racist character.

The veteran movie maker, star of the National Lampoon series, also told the Huffington Post that joined the Joel McHale led half-an-hour show was a ‘mistake,’ before quickly adding that he ‘loves these kids, the cast.’

The new executive producers, David Guarascio and Moses Port, had sounded optimistic when talking about Chase to EW recently.

‘The truth is we’ve had a very easy working relationship with Chevy, maybe just because it was so volatile before, there’s no fight left,’ Guarascio said.

‘We sat down, had a real nice lunch… And so it’s been really easy for us. He also says what he wants to say and does what he wants to do, and you just can’t control any of that aspect of it.’

Chase’s old partner in crime, Dan Ackroyd announced that he and Chase are working on a comedy film script in March this year.

Their last offering, Nothing But Trouble in 1991, was a flop.

Ashton Tyler | Elite.

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