What’s happening in the comedy world now…

  • Chevy Chase left the NBC sitcom Community on Wednesday during production of its fourth season — which the network already had postponed until 2013.
  • The Mindy Project is reshuffling its deck as far as cast members, too, midway through its rookie season on FOX.
  • Rory Scovel has sold a multi-cam sitcom idea to ABC — Scott Marder is writing and executive producing — starring Scovel as an only child in his 30s who takes care of his parents. CAA reps Scovel.
  • The musicians unionized in The American Federation of Musicians agreed to a new three-year deal with the broadcast network over pay and benefits for both house bands and guest performers on late-night programming on ABC, CBS and NBC. The agreement also covers award shows and competition programs. Their current contract was set to expire in February 2013.
  • ABC has bought a single-cam idea from Larry Stuckey based on his relationship with his brother.
  • FOX has bought a sitcom idea from Mark Wahlberg, Steve Levinson and Rob Weiss called, The Happy Tree, based on a Southern California attorney who tries to legalize marijuana.