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Yvette Nicole Brown will not be returning for Community Season 6!

TVLine has confirmed that the actress had asked to be released from her contract, and Sony granted her request.

“My dad needs daily care and he needs me. The idea of being away 16 hours a day for five months, I couldn’t do it. It was a difficult decision for me to make, but I had to choose my dad.”

Brown told

In a statement, Community EPs Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna called Brown, and her character Shirley, “irreplaceable,” adding,

“We are sad to see her go and wish her the very best.”

Brown has recently joined CBS’ The Odd Couple, a multi-cam sitcom that Brown calls “a better fit for the life I have now.”

It’s still unclear how Brown’s absence will be explained when the former NBC comedy moves to Yahoo Screen, but the actress has made it clear that she’s open to returning as a guest star.

“I’m glad it won’t be hard for them to explain where [Shirley] is. She has three kids, a degree and a business.”

Brown told

Brown’s departure comes after [Community](series:714858) lost fellow original cast members Donald Glover and Chevy Chase.

(Source: TVLine)


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