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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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JeremyK71618    

It's about time Chevy Chase left Community. My only concern is that it might be too late for the show. My coworker at DISH and I think he has done so much damage to the show through his comments and behavior, it might be too late. I'm excited for the new season which I'll be catching on my DISH Hopper. With PrimeTime Anytime, Community will be recorded automatically so I don't have to remember to set a timer for it. All the shows in prime time from the four major networks are recorded automatically. I wonder if Dan Harmon will return since Chevy is gone. Either way, I think the damage has been done and it could be too late for Community.

593 days ago
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awesometopia    

I was warming up to pierce after the end of Season 3, like he was growing as a character.

Chevy is too much a douche to realize where his character was going. What a vagina...

I hope they cast someone who is actually funny like Steve Martin or Bill Murray...

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