Chevy Chase Leaving ‘Community’

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.