Dan Harmon, the creator of the beloved Community, apparently encouraged the crew to join him in saying “fuck you” to Chevy Chase in front of Chae’s wife and kids after filming on set last month. That’s not even the worst of it.
Basically, the long and short of it is that if Community is renewed for season four, Chase won’t be back. It’s not like Pierce Hawthorne was an integral member of the show. He could easily be replaced by Chang or another character. Still, Chase was very good at making the unsympathetic Hawthorne kind of likable in his own way.
Not an April Fools Day joke, btw.