When the news was announced that creator Dan Harmon would no longer be the showrunner for “Community” moving forward, we pretty much assumed that Chevy Chase was going to be back despite some of his claims that this sort of comedy really wasn’t his thing. Now, it’s official.
According to Deadline, the actor along with every other series regular for season 3 is going to be back next season, which really means that the statements by Chevy that he was not going to be around much longer really ended up amounting to nothing.
David Guarascio and Moses Port have already been appointed the new showrunners for the series, and Chase is hopefully going to have an opportunity to get along better with them than he did with Harmon — even though Dan has said in the past few weeks that Chase is not happy about his dismissal, even if many people would ultimately jump to the conclusion that he would be. At the end of the day, the feeling behind the scenes is that Harmon was let go for issues related to production and the budget rather than anything that happened between him and the actor. Were these issues not there, we actually think that he and Chevy would both still be on the show together. It’s a shame that it’s not happening — and even though Pierce Hawthorne is not the show’s strongest character, he is a nice part of the ensemble.
Unfortunately, Chevy may not be present for the cast’s first public appearance together since the Harmon firing at Comic-Con in San Diego next month. The only cast members confirmed by studio Sony Pictures TV to be in attendance are Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, and Alison Brie. Donald Glover is likely going to be busy with his music career, and we really don’t have any idea where Jim Rash and Ken Jeong are going to be.
What is your reaction to Chevy coming back?