‘Community’: Joel McHale, Alison Brie respond to NBC’s Dan Harmon decision

The cast is firmly behind Harmon.

Community” lost its general late Friday night, as the news was first announced that Dan Harmon — who is the creator of the show along with the showrunner for the past three seasons — has been removed of his post by both NBC and Sony Pictures TV.

While we are still reeling from the news (in particular thanks to the brilliance that was the season 3 finale), a number of the show’s cast members are now speaking out via Twitter to express their gratitude to Harmon for giving them great material that has also allowed them to enter the limelight.

Joel McHale – “@danharmon you are a true genius. You gave me the role of a lifetime & three of the best years of my life. Buying #Prototype2 today” (which is a reference to a comment Harmon made in his blog discussing the news).

Gillian Jacobs – “I wholeheartedly agree with @joelmchale. I’m so grateful to @danharmon for my role, the show and everything else. Thank you, Dan. Thank you.”

Alison Brie – “I’m in creative debt to @danharmon who let us ride the coattails of his integrity, pushing boundaries & making f’ing awesome tv. Thanks Dan.”

Yvette Nicole Brown – “@danharmon So many thoughts. So little room. I guess, ‘I heart you’ and ‘Thank you to INFINITY’ will have to do for now. #Community#Love

Danny Pudi – “I’m in Amsterdam trying to avoid news. Thank you @danharmon for your imagination. You gave us Community and you gave me a beautiful gift.”

Jim Rash – “I owe the last 3 amazing years 2 Dan Harmon’s brain. Bless ur dementedly awesome brain, @danharmon. U r #Community.”

The only three regulars who has not spoken up about Harmon’s exit so far are Chevy Chase (whose feud with Harmon really started the whole PR nightmare), Ken Jeong (who has not been on Twitter since the news was announced), and Donald Glover (who only rarely comments about the show online).

Has your opinion about Harmon’s exit changed at all over the past 24 hours?

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