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. Continue reading
So, despite being a massive critical disappointment, Community has been renewed for a fifth season. This has less to do with ratings (season 4 was pretty much the same as season 3 in that regard), but about reaching that magic number and allowing that magic word to be spoken:
Another 13 episodes will be enough to make a lot of people a lot of money. Continue reading
So, after the firing of creator Dan Harmon and the mass exodus of creative talent that followed, not to mention the months and months of delays, Community finally aired in 2013, showing a grand total of 13 episodes.
The characters we all know and love are still there and so is Greendale, but everything is a bit different. It seems to have lost that spark that made it so special. Continue reading
Before Dan Harmon became “that crazy guy who got fired from Community”, he was, along with regular collaborator Rob Schrab, the minds behind a TV pilot called Heat Vision and Jack.
Harmon has described the show as “something my 10 year old self would want to watch” and that is pretty close to the mark. Continue reading
Here is an update on some of those shows. Continue reading
Dan Harmon is best known as the creator of the brilliant Community.
He is also the creator of Harmontown, a weekly live show in the space behind a comic book store in front of a live studio audience.
Since 16th June 2012 he has been recording these shows as a free podcast. Continue reading
Season 4 of community was in trouble before it even began. Following a number of bust-ups between show runner Dan Harmon and Chevy Chase, Harmon finally left the show. As the creative genius behind the show this was taken as a bad omen, but fans remained optimistic everyone involved could keep it together. Even so, thoughts of shows like The West Wing, which became pale imitations of themselves after the creative force (in that particular case, Aaron Sorkin) left. The decision of Harmon to leave, whosever it was, seemed even less wise as the Chevy Chase character was not only the weakest of the group and Chevy the most damning of the show and the genre, but has now left the show. Continue reading