Pierce Hawthorne Drops Out: Chevy Chase Leaves “Community”
By Perry Michael Simon on November 21, 2012
Well, you can’t say you didn’t see it coming, but Chevy Chase has left Community “by mutual agreement,” as The Hollywood Reporter termed it. Make of that what you will. He’d already shot most of Season 4’s episodes, with only one or two left.
There’s no need to recount the history, and with the show’s future uncertain, it’s also unclear as to whether they’ll need to write Pierce out of the show or not. However that plays out, there was always some sentiment — including from Chase himself — that the character wasn’t going in the right direction, while others liked him as a dark counterpoint to the others in the study group, whatever the backstage mood might have been. Will you miss either the character or the actor? Have your say in the comments below….