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    Chevy Chase Leaving ‘Community’

    SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23:  Actor Chevy Chase speaks at the "Community" Panel during Comic-Con 2011 on July 23, 2011 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

    John Shearer

    There’s now one less Human Being at Greendale Community College. Actor Chevy Chase, who plays curmudgeonly community college student Pierce Hawthorne, is exiting the cult-favorite NBC sitcom Community, effective immediately. The departure is a mutual agreement between the SNL vet and the show’s creative team, Deadline reported Wednesday. The news follows several tumultuous events, including a public feud between Chase and Community’s former showrunner, Dan Harmon, and a tirade last month in which Chase used the n-word. Chase will appear in all of the episodes that have already been filmed for the show’s upcoming season, which premieres Feb. 7.

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