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Chevy Chase

I'm Leaving 'Community'

... But I Wasn't Fired!

11/21/2012 2:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chevy Chase's "Community" college days are OVER ... the actor has struck a deal to leave the NBC sitcom ... effective immediately.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chase didn't quit ... nor was he fired ... but it was a "mutual decision" between the actor and producers. 

FYI -- producers have already shot the majority of the upcoming season ... and Chase will remain in those episodes. It's unclear if Chase's exit will be explained on the show ... or if it will simply go on as if Pierce Hawthorne never existed.

The move comes as no surprise -- Chase has been very critical of the show ... and famously left a nasty voicemail for creator Dan Harmon ... basically telling him that he sucks.

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16.

Bridget    

Eh, maybe with him gone all the tension will stop and the show can get better. I mean, they have a cast full of talented and likeable actors, the show should be better. I like "community" but for a little while now I have noticed I have been forcing myself to like it because I like the cast. Maybe with whatever anger they had on set being gone, they can focus on making it funny.


I hope they explain the charecter leaving on the show though. It would be annoying if they act as though he never existed.

515 days ago
17.

rsmik    

they still have that other old guy

515 days ago
18.

moxie    

I found an amusing article about his majesty chevy chase,
http://gawker.com/5899097

This guy's a real A Hole.

515 days ago
19.

PitBullLover    

CC stopped being funny about 30 years ago anyway.....

515 days ago
20.

jenny ruby    

cry me a river
fakeass criminal community of mj rip offs and never will be's

**** off

515 days ago
21.

ts    

Chevy is a major league a-hole. Glad he's gone. Maybe I will start watching Community now.

515 days ago
22.

tehheh    

Buh-bye!

515 days ago
23.

Truth    

What a shock that Chevy Chase leaves yet another set being hated.

515 days ago
24.

LizzieBlueEyes    

Everyone knows Chevy is a pain, but I've actually also heard Dan Harmon is a pretty self important tool. Regardless of who is to blame, this show went from fair to stupid in about 1 and a half seasons.

515 days ago
25.

H.T    

Chevy was a jerk when he was on SNL back in the day...and is a bigger idiot now! Didn't like him then and cant stand him now,I do not find him even remotely funny, good ridence TV is better off with out you!!!

515 days ago
26.

Rich     

Well Chevy is a man of his commitments. I personally will miss him. He was great on the show!!!

515 days ago
27.

Los Pepes    

Look up the word "douchebag" and youll see a picture of this a-hole

515 days ago
28.

Santasunsetwoodica    

Gotta see clark w again. Do another vacation!

515 days ago
29.

Troi    

I have tried, tried, tried, to enjoy this series,....but not having it anymore,....the end was the paint ball incident,....oh my gawd ! Are you that f**king desperate? To have soooo many brilliant performers,...what the hell do you expect them to worth with? Being at college, a community college at that, has sooo many possibilities,......Chevy,....this IS NOT 'Family Vacations' or anything like that,.....your writers DO NOT and ARE NOT of that caliber,....so brother Chevy PLEASE stop whining and cryin' like a girl,....man up, walk off,....the other actors will have more camera time,.... I know a LOT of actors would give up everything to even attempt a chance at a comedy series,.......please, please, please,....stop cryin'......

515 days ago
30.

Kesha    

Hoe did he get hired in the first place? He's an old, fat, has been that hasn't been fumy in over 25 years.

515 days ago
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