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E Pluribus Anus: Dan Harmon Returns to “Community”

E Pluribus Anus: Dan Harmon Returns to “Community”

If you needed further proof that our universe is not the darkest timeline, then look no further than today’s confirmation that Community creator Dan Harmon, mayor of Harmontown and former showrunner, has been asked to return to preside over Greendale’s fifth season. The news first leaked over Memorial Day weekend during a taping of Harmontown, but Harmon himself confirmed it today on Twitter:

Harmon also tweeted out a list of dealbreakers:



I’d very much like it if they were involved too. Harmon’s return should come as a relief to many fans of the series, especially after the less-than-favorable critical reactions to the David Guarascio and Moses Port-helmed fourth season, which struggled to find itself tonally at times.

According to Deadline, writer/producer Chris McKenna (who wrote the Emmy-nominated “Remedial Chaos Theory” episode) has also been asked to return. While there is no official word yet from NBC Universal or Sony on Harmon and McKenna’s contracts, it looks like Greendale will be welcoming two of its favorite Human Beings back into the fold.

So go ahead, invite some friends over, order a pizza and rewatch some classic Community episodes in anticipation of season 5. What’s the worst that could happen?

darkest-timelineWhat do you think of Dan Harmon returning to Community? Let us know in the comments below!

[HT: Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter]


  1. Tyler says:

    You… Are… Still… Relevant!

  2. Lucy says:

    Even though Season four was obviously different than the first three it was still Community. By the end they were able to find their footing and kind of make it work. That said, I was very excited to see this and he actually does return then NBC has to make #sixseasonsandamovie a reality.

  3. alanso says:

    Excellent news! Now let’s all pretend Season 4 never happened..

    Actually, I’ve only watched 2 or 3 episodes. Is it worth finishing? Do Troy and Britta maintain their unlikely, unfeasible, unrealistic relationship?

  4. Stacy says:

    I’m so glad! You could tell he was gone from the recent episodes.

  5. Vincent S says:

    I’m so very confused by all of this. I’ve just listened to the recent Harmontowns and from what’s I’ve gotten, he wasn’t coming back. IF he is coming back and this isn’t some weird joke, GREAT. If he’s joking, this’ll be the most disappointing news about Community I’ve ever heard… but I’ll eventually laugh.

  6. HappyGuy says:

    So very happy about this. So very, very happy.

  7. Shecky Hitler says:

    Chevy Chase hasn’t been relevant in over two decades (maybe longer!) I say, good riddance!

  8. Chuck says:

    Can it be #sixSeasonsAndAMovieExcludingSeasonFour?

  9. BigTony says:

    Chevy off the list? Yeah… how about that.

  10. Dan says:

    Chevy Chase is absent from that actor role-call…

  11. Purpleslog says:

    So, how about a Nerdist podcast with Harmon or the entire Harmontown group? They are already on-site at Meltdown.

  12. Alex says:

    Could “six seasons and a movie” become reality? I hope so. Now to wish one of the new NBC comedies get cancelled early.