Over a week after the news was first announced to everyone else, the folks behind the scenes at NBC’s “Community” have finally managed to take a deep breath and confirm what everyone has already managed to figure out: Dan Harmon is coming back for more, (can we get a hells yeah!)
Sony Pictures TV made the announcement today that not only will Harmon return to work running the show for its fifth season (whenever it actually happens to premiere), but that he will also be joined by his fellow former executive producer Chris McKenna. Just a matter of a month or two ago, we never would have imagined that such a move could happen in a million years, then a couple of moves helped to facilitate a transition. The first one actually began last fall with the departure of Chevy Chase and while Dan has said that his rift with the actor was not the reason for his initial dismissal in the first place, there was still some history there. Then, the show was picked up for another season, executive producers David Guarascio and Moses Port opted not to return, and the network saw all season how long many viewers missed Harmon’s vision.
We personally predict that we will see more “Community” at some point in the new year, but we imagine that it will not be in its same time slot against “The Big Bang Theory.” With “Parks and Recreation” moving to this 8:00 p.m. Eastern spot on Thursday nights, we can’t see the network wanting to do a revolving door with a show starring Amy Poehler that never really gets a spot of its own to shine.
Are you happy that this is finally set in stone by Sony? If you want to know who from “Community” Chase could be working with very soon, all you have to do is check out the story over here.