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Adult Swim’s brand of alternative comedy has not always appealed to everyone, but recently they seem to have found significant mainstream success. Although barely scratching the surface of its sophomore season, it seems we have confirmation that more Rick and Morty is on the way.
An open letter was delivered on the showrunner’s Tumblr page, and while I’m going to be breaking down its most important parts inside, I would seriously highly recommend that you read the whole thing for yourself. It is a must-read for any Community fans, but also fascinating for any regular TV watcher.
Considering myself an optimist by nature, I'd be happy to report news that gave us some hope that Community might see its sixth season and a movie. Unfortunately, that's not what we're hearing. Multiple sources are reporting quite the opposite, in fact. It sounds like Netflix is out for reviving the show, and series creator Dan Harmon is reportedly ready to move on to other projects.
If you're not already watching Adult Swim's Rick and Morty you are doing something wrong. Created by Community's Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland (who also voices the two titular characters), the show has been delivering some of the best sci-fi adventure on television since it premiered at the start of last December, and - perhaps more importantly - every single episode has been hysterically funny.
Dan Harmon has returned to his flagship production, NBC’s kooky meta-comedy Community, but unfortunately the fans may not have followed suit. Oh god: are we living in the darkest timeline, after all? Last night’s season five premiere — which found Harmon back in the creative drivers’ seat after being fired prior to season four — featured two back-to-back episodes and averaged 3.4 million viewers. But there's hope to be had, still, people of Greendale!
With the impending arrival of the fifth season of Community, the cast members and NBC have pulled out many of the Internet stops to ensure fans return to Greendale with aplomb. And that also includes Dean Pelton himself, Jim Rash, who — alongside Britta (Gillian Jacobs) — has taken the Saturday Night Live route of promotion while standing around the halls of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Considering how excited we are about the episode dubbed “Repilot,” it’s safe to say the Darkest Timeline is finally behind us.
Dan Harmon fans may have to wait until January for the new season of Community, but the series creator’s Adult Swim animated comedy Rick and Morty is headed to the small screen in less than a week. Rick and Morty is scheduled to premiere on Adult Swim on Monday, December 2, however Adult Swim has been gracious enough to drop the full first episode of the series online. Check it out above to see what kind of whacky adventures Harmon’s animated characters get up to.
Most of Mitchell Hurwitz’ credits involve writing, including his series Arrested Development, but he’s been known to drop by a TV series here and there for a little guest appearance. He guest starred on Comedy Central’s Workaholics back in 2011 — the stars of the show in turn cameoed in Arrested Development’s fourth season this year — and Hurwitz appeared in Kroll Show this year. Coming next year, we’ll see him in an episode of Community.
At the same time… couldn't he have just waited a few more months? Even the most optimistic fans assume this is Community's last season, and it's not like Glover couldn't have continued making music while planning a big tour for next summer once the show has wrapped. And Community relies more than many other comedies on the strength of its ensemble, putting the entire cast in the study group room and allowing them to play off each other
Among the few comedies to remain on the network for another season are Parks and Recreation and the likeable cult comedy, Community. Despite the Season 5 renewal, Community has yet to pop up on NBC’s schedule for next season. We’ll probably see the series hit the schedule again at midseason, but until then, diehard fans will be able to re-watch their favorite episodes when Community: The Complete Fourth Season hits DVD on August 6.
In the past, I've likened the fourth season of Community as the kind of season we see from a beloved sitcom that's begun to show its age, only in the case of Community, the show should actually still be reaching its prime. But with series creator Dan Harmon let go and new writers brought in to replace him, the comedy began to slip sooner than it might have. Listening to Dan Harmon talk about Season 4 on his recent podcast, during which the recently-returned Community showrunner admits to watching Season 4...
It's officially official. Dan Harmon is coming back to Community. The comedy's creator actually confirmed that news last week, but now NBC has made that network-official, announcing that Dan Harmon would be returning as showrunner and executive producer of Community, and adding that Chris McKenna was also set to return as executive producer. The figurative band is getting back together.
Dan Harmon has confirmed that he's returning to Community. And we have Joel McHale to thank for this, apparently. Harmon let slip that there was a chance he might be returning to his NBC comedy series during a recording of his podcast Harmontown, however it was unconfirmed whether that was really going to happen. Today the former showrunner tweeted that "Yes yes yes! I'm back I'm back I'm back."
We're existing in a timeline when Arrested Development has returned for a new season after nearly a decade off the air, so why couldn't this also be the timeline that brings Dan Harmon back to Community for another season? If that were the case, then Season 4 could be seen as a dream. Not a bad dream so much as one of those dreams where you didn't realize you were asleep until you woke up and you were kind of relieved just to have reality back.
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.