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Chase exits ‘Community’

The NBC series “Community” will finish the season without Chevy Chase.

Sony Pictures Television said Wednesday that the actor is leaving the sitcom by mutual agreement with producers.

His immediate departure means he won’t be included in the last episode or two of the show’s 13-episode season, which is still in production.

Chase had a rocky tenure playing a man who enrolls in community college. The actor publicly expressed unhappiness at working on a sitcom and feuded last year with the show’s creator and former executive producer, Dan Harmon.

4th season due for ‘Downton Abbey’

British television channel ITV has confirmed that hit drama “Downton Abbey” will return for a fourth season.

Filming of eight new episodes for the award-winning period series will begin early next year.

ITV said Friday that the series will continue the story of the Crawley family and their servants in the 1920s.

The third season premieres on PBS in January.

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