Dani Strehle Staff Writer
It has recently been released that Community’s creator and original showrunner, Dan Harmon, will be back for the struggling show’s fifth season. A fifth season that many didn’t think would happen.
In 2012, NBC fired Harmon and replaced him with David Guarascio and Moses Port. Fans, such as myself, were extremely nervous about this change of events as the show was already in danger of cancellation and a move like this seemed to ensure an early grave for the show. But the season was a shocking and record-breaking success and it was renewed for a fifth season.
Dan Harmon, however, feels as though the fourth season was a slap in the face to him and his creation.
”I think I feel pretty comfortable in expressing that [season four] wasn’t my cup of tea,” Harmon admitted during one of his podcasts on Harmontown.
“It’s not somebody doing what they do. It’s very much like an impression [of my work] - an unflattering one.”
Harmon also offered his opinion of his replacements, Guarascio and Port: “They didn’t know what they were getting themselves into. They tried their best.”
Harmon later used Twitter as a way to smooth some ruffled feathers as a result of his podcast:
Thanks for that clarification, Dan. Community will be back this fall airing on NBC in the US and Sony Entertainment Television in the UK. Go, Human Beings!
Finding it hard to wait until fall? Check out this compilation video; hopefully it will hold you over until season 5 airs!