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Following a landmark ratings year, Adult Swim is happy to bring back plenty of its programming and will be adding plenty of new content to its programming slate. The animation-based cable network will bring back 16 series in the coming months and has signed on for eight new programs. Among these are a few quarter-hour programs, a program from former Community showrunner Dan Harmon, and the most weirdtastic sounding program of them all—an animated comedy featuring boxer Mike Tyson.
Community creator Dan Harmon has moved into the animated arena. Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim has picked up a series created by Harmon called Rick and Morty, ordering ten episodes. It’s his first new project to be officially picked up since he left Community amidst much discord earlier this year.
The scene in question involved Abed giving Pierce (Chase) a thumb drive containing a videogame where an 8-bit Pierce throws baseballs at the giant floating head of his late father. Each time he threw a ball, the game would award him 1,000 points and Dad's head would offer an encouraging "Great job, son!" The scene wrapped up Pierce's often-addressed daddy issues, and would have ended with Pierce leaning over to hug Abed and a fade to black.
Say what you will about Dan Harmon, and people have said plenty since his firing a few months ago, but the creator of Community can deliver a wonderfully candid interview. Or tweet, or blog post, or, in this case, reddit AMA. Here are some highlights from “I am Dan Harmon, creator of Community, writer of Monster House, and Executive Producer of the upcoming Charlie Kaufman Stop Motion Animated feature Anomalisa, ask me anything!"
In the wake of television becoming the marquee medium, starting sometime around the debut of The Sopranos on HBO, there has not only been an increased interest in TV critical analysis but also a different understanding of the content. Well, some of the content. And just as the 'filmmaker' became a key figure when cultural theorists began studying the aesthetic and narrative properties of cinema, the series 'creator' has similarly moved more and more into the spotlight. And no showrunner has received more praise and scrutiny over the last few seasons than Community's creator Dan Harmon. Now's your chance to ask him anything.
NBC's loss may be CBS and Fox's gain. Earlier this month, we learned that the Community creator and former showrunner was nearing a deal to created a comedy for Fox, and now comes word that he's also working out a deal with CBS. Strangely, both of these projects are said to be multi-camera comedies, as opposed to the single camera format used for Community.
Community creator Dan Harmon seems to be shaking off his ousting from that show and working to get himself a new series on network television. It seems he’s getting pretty close to closing a deal over at Fox, which will have him go to work on a new comedy project to bring him right back to primetime.
When it was announced last week that Community creator Dan Harmon had been fired as showrunner, many quickly clicked over to Twitter to see what stars Dani Pudi, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole-Brown, Donald Glover, Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Ken Jeong and Jim Rash would have to say about the situation. As we could have all predicted, however, there was nothing but kind sentiments and well-wishes. But what did we really expect?
Fans of the NBC comedy Community received some devastating news today. As reported a few hours ago, Dan Harmon, the show’s creator, has been replaced as showrunner by Just Shoot Me creators Moses Port and David Guarascio. The initial report said that Harmon would serve as a “consulting producer” on the fourth season of the series, but that it would also be attempting to broaden its appeal in hopes of attracting higher ratings.
While we can celebrate the fact that Community will return for a fourth season, there is a fair amount of fine print that comes with the NBC comedy's renewal, like the fact that the series has been moved to Fridays, and that Season 4 will consist of a modest thirteen episodes. Oh, and then there's the matter of Dan Harmon no longer being showrunner. Wait. What timeline are we really in here?
Just a little while ago, we shared some updates and information on the unfortunate feuding situation between Community creator Dan Harmon and star Chevy Chase. Harmon addressed the matter on his blog today, and has apologized to fans over the situation.
Aside from how long it went on, the drama between Charlie Sheen and Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre didn’t bother me. As I’m not a regular viewer of Men, I was more or less unaffected by the well publicized mess. But Community is one of my favorite shows, so this feud business between Chevy Chase and series creator Dan Harmon is especially cringe-worthy. As it may affect one of the lead characters on the series, should NBC bring it back for another season, it's definitely relevant to the future of the show...
Based on reports coming from the Community set, it seems like Pierce's likability issues may be carrying over to the actor who plays him, because apparently Chevy Chase and executive producer Dan Harmon are engaged in a bitter feud.
There's no information on how the rest of the Thursday scheduled will be shuffled to make room for Community, and of course, it's way too early to know if this means the show will get the fourth season that's looked dicey ever since the hiatus announcement
It's barely been a month and we've already got a bad case of missing NBC's Community. There's still been no word on when the cult favorite will make its triumphant return to television airwaves, meaning we probably have to wait and see what new show crashes and burns before the sitcom can reclaim a well-deserved spot on the NBC schedule. In the meantime, if you are starved for some Greendale Human Beings, there's an awesome new video of the study group playing a game of pop culture trivia with creator Dan Harmon.