Chevy Chase is no longer part of "Community."
According to E! News, the actor is leaving the NBC comedy, effective immediately. A rep for Sony TV confirmed Deadline's report that Chase and the show's producers have come to a mutual agreement, and while most of the fourth season's 13 episodes have been filmed, his character, Pierce Hawthorne will not appear in the one or two episodes that have yet to be shot.
His departure shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to fans of the show, considering Chase's sour relationship with the show and its creator Dan Harmon (who is no longer involved with the series).
In an interview with Huffington Post U.K., Chase said, "It was a big mistake (taking the role). I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want."
In other words, no one was going to see "Vacation 5."
In October, Chase had an outburst on set, in which he voiced his opinions regarding the show and dropped an N-bomb.
Community returns for its fourth season on Feb. 7 on NBC.