Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Chevy Chase has left the cast of “Community.”
But the thing is, we may not much notice his departure.
Most of season four has already been shot (including, apparently, the season finale) and there’s no guarantee “Community” will return for a fifth season if it does as poorly at 8 p.m. Thursdays (starting Feb. 7) as already-cancelled “30 Rock” is doing now.
And because NBC and Sony replaced series creator Dan Harmon as showrunner subsequent to season three, fans may just lose interest in the show anyway.
Chase has long been unhappy on the show. “It was a big mistake! I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread, every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want,” he told the Huffington Post. “The hours are hideous, and it’s still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television.”
Find Deadline’s exclusive on the matter here.