It was just over a year ago that series creator Dan Harmon was replaced as showrunner on NBC’s cult hit “Community” following a public dispute with cast member Chevy Chase. Since Chase will not be returning for the recently-announced fifth season, rumors have persisted for some time that Harmon might be reinstated as showrunner.
“Yes yes yes!” Harmon posted this morning on his Twitter feed. ” I’m back I’m back I’m back. You can thank @joelmchale.”
The 13-episode fourth season featured David Guarascio and Moses Port (“Just Shoot Me”) as the series’ co-showrunners and executive producers. Although Harmon was listed as a “consulting producer,” he made it clear that the title was in name only.
Starring Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong, “Community” appears to have outlasted its own “darkest timeline” and the odds are looking better than ever that it might actually live up to the fandom’s goal of “six seasons and a movie.”