Well, after writing about the possibility of Dan Harmon returning to Community on Friday, it was announced on the weekend (via Twitter) that this was actually the case.
This is excellent news for the show, though there is always the possibility that the damage has been done, both in terms of storylines and the dismantling of the backroom staff. Some writers and producers and the such will also be returning, but some influential figures certainly won’t. A lot of people have moved on and found employment elsewhere.
Harmon always spoke of Community as being something specific to the 200 people working on the show at any one time. Now it seems he will have to work hard to reconfigure a team of excellent writers who (in his words) aren’t writing for Parks and Recreation.
Where this leaves his other two pilots and his weekly podcast are yet to be determined, but hopefully he can return Community to its former glory.