Who knew that a man who was fired from his last major TV job would be so popular now with other networks? As strange as that may seem, that is what is happening with the genius behind “Community” in Dan Harmon.
Just one week after reports came out that he is talking with Fox about a supposedly multi-camera project for the network, there are now claims hitting the internet that he is striking a deal with CBS on a potential multi-camera comedy for them, as well. Harmon likes to take his time with his casting — and even writes roles with people in mind — so indications are now that he is starting to scout out potential talent that may not necessarily be names on the A-list.
The fact that Harmon is entering the world off traditional comedies comes as a rather enormous surprise, especially when you consider that “Community” and his previous show “The Sarah Silverman Program” were about as quirky as quirky can get. Harmon is a smart guy, though, and he surely knows that despite a devoted fan following, the reason that these shows were constantly on the verge of trouble was because they did not end up appealing to a larger fan base. Doing something for the same network as “The Big Bang Theory” would be an exciting new challenge for him, and could give CBS a critically-acclaimed show if the reviews are as strong as they were for “Community.”
In all likelihood, the earliest anyone will see anything about these new Harmon projects is at the network upfront presentations in May — but stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted on everything that transpires.
Do you think that Dan can be successful in the multi-camera world, specifically when it comes to getting a wide audience of people to actually watch one of his shows? We want to hear from you below! To check out what is coming up on “Community” season 4 (which is continuing with new showrunners), be sure to click on the story here.