NBC’s ‘Community’ creator Dan Harmon may head to Fox

You can’t keep Dan Harmon down for long. Less than two months after he was pretty much stripped of all of his creative duties on “Community” — to the point where he is left with a title that is pretty much for vanity’s sake — it looks as though the controversial showrunner may be making a move to Fox.

TV Guide first reported the news, with the only known details at the moment being that this is a multi-camera project. It’s not clear as to whether or not he would oversee all day-to-day duties on this show, or if he is just writing a pilot and taking on an executive producer credit while letting someone else handle the responsibilities on set.

Most creative talents these days are often attached to studios — for example, Chuck Lorre and J.J. Abrams have ties to Warner Bros., while “Scrubs” and “Cougar Town” creator Bill Lawrence was tied to ABC Studios for many years. After his “Community” exit, Harmon is no longer associated with Sony Pictures TV, and would be doing this project with 20th Century Fox TV for the time being. As to whether or not the studio gives him a multi-year development deal to work on future comedies, that remains to be seen.

The good news for Fox here is that Dan does come with a rather hefty build-in fan following, which is not something that many other creators and showrunners can boast about. Of course, there are also questions about whether or not his projects are accessible to a wide audience, and whether or not he could meet budgetary restraints. Some sources have suggested that it was a budget problem that led to his “Community” exit more than it was a well-publicized fight with Chevy Chase.

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