Joel McHale speaks about the future of NBC’s ‘Community’

Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer
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Joel McHale says he has big news about the future of NBC’s “Community.”

“Yes, we’ve gotten approved for a $200 million budget movie,” the host of E! channel’s “The Soup” and star of “Community” told The Daily Caller Tuesday. “James Cameron is set to direct. It’s going to take place in nine different countries. We’ve already cast 6,000 extras. So that’s the latest.”

McHale, a comedian, likes to tell jokes.

“No, there is no news, other than the finale did well in the ratings,” he ultimately conceded. “And, you know, you’re going to know as much as I do until probably the upfront. Every year it seems to — it always seems to be last minute. So I’ll probably find out either way if we’re going to picked up, my guess is the Friday before the Monday upfront of NBC. That’s just my guess, so believe me, if I knew something I would be tweeting it.”

On May 3, McHale is scheduled to perform at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where he says he plans to comedically “bash everyone.”

Asked if he thinks Hollywood is biased against conservatives, as many on the right believe, McHale dismissed the notion.

“That’s a good question. I think it might be somewhat overblown because there are a lot of conservative celebrities that still work all the time,” the self-identified independent said. “I don’t think there is a jail they get put in.”

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