Even though “Community” may have two of its most-influential captains back on board for the new season in Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna, there are some other aspects of the show’s production that you have to give consideration to. Namely, we’re talking about the writing staff. There is a pretty big turnover this year as many of the show’s writers left for another series airing on NBC in “The Michael J. Fox Show,” and Megan Ganz, who has written some of our personal favorite episodes of the series’ run (including some of the documentary episodes), is now with “Modern Family.”
The two writers who are returning to “Community” this year after season 4 are Andy Bobrow (an architect behind the brilliant “Pillows and Blankets”) and also Tim Saccardo, who played a part in the season 3 endgame.
So who is joining the gang this year? According to SpoilerTV, the inclusions to the list are Parker Deay and Jordan Blum (“American Dad”), Alex Rubens (“Key & Peele”), Ryan Ridley (who is a part of Harmon’s upcoming Adult Swim series), Dan Guterman (“The Colbert Report”), and Matt Roller (Funny Or Die). It’s a nice array of seemingly-funny people, and the question comes now in seeing how the chemistry is in the writers room, and how that is carried over to the show itself.
What do you think about this group, and are you optimistic that even with a new group of writers, we’re looking at more great “Community” episodes? We want to hear from you below! Regardless of what happens with this group, we’re just happy to have moved on from Harmon’s messy situation from earlier this week.
“Community” season 5 currently does not have a place on the NBC schedule, but given the network’s knack for canceling things, it will be placed somewhere well before the end of the spring season.