Joel McHale and Alison Brie Talk COMMUNITY Season 3

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Joel McHale Alison Brie COMMUNITY Season 3 interview slice

A little over a week ago, I got to visit the set of one of the best shows on television: NBC’s Community.  As I said yesterday when I posted a bunch of behind the scenes photos from the set, I learned a lot about the upcoming third season and it all sounds great.  Since I know most of you don’t want to be spoiled, I’ll just leave you with a hint of what’s to come.  While last season was about Pierce (Chevy Chase) being the antagonist of the group, the third season is about outside antagonists…

While on set, I got to participate in group interviews with the cast.   While I debated which one to post first, I decided to go with the one that had the least spoilers: Joel McHale (Jeff) and Alison Brie (Annie).  During the interview they talked about the way the show is put together, the amount of Emmy’s the show has gotten, what’s in store for the third season, if there will be paintball, the additions of Michael K. Williams and John Goodman and how their characters impact the show, McHale talks about taping The Soup during Community and Brie talks briefly about Mad Men, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

community_nbc_tv_show_wallapper_01Remember, Community returns on September 22nd at 8/7c and the second season hits DVD tomorrow.  If you’re not yet watching, do yourself a favor and pick up the DVDs.  You’ll love them.

Joel McHale and Alison Brie Time Index

  • :25 Talk about their process in getting the jokes just right in each scene.
  • 1:59 How relatable do they think the show is during the current economic situation in our country?
  • 3:29 Talk about the picture from set that featured the banner “Congratulations Community 0 Emmy Nominations” the day after the nominations were announced.
  • 4:31 What do they think the Academy is missing or what don’t they get about the show?
  • 6:27 McHale talks about juggling so many different jobs at the same time and if Ryan Seacrest is taking a hit out on him.
  • 7:45 McHale talks about taping The Soup during Community and Brie talks briefly about Mad Men.
  • 8:57 Has showrunner Dan Harmon talked about what goals he has for the new season? Brie says they’re trying to move away from doing as many big conceptual episodes as last season.
  • 10:00 Talk about the addition of Michael K. Williams and John Goodman and how their characters impact the show.
  • 11:41 Will there be paintball this season?
  • 12:19 How different is the working environment compared to working on Mad Men or The Soup?

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