Updated: NBC has issued a press release confirming Harmon’s return
DAN HARMON CONFIRMED AS SHOWRUNNER FOR ‘COMMUNITY’
Harmon and Chris McKenna Return as Executive Producers for Upcoming Fifth Season of NBC Comedy
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — June 10, 2013 — Dan Harmon is returning as executive producer/showrunner for the NBC comedy “Community.” Chris McKenna is also returning as executive producer.
In May, NBC ordered a fifth season of the Sony Pictures Television-produced “Community.” No debut date for the new season has been announced.
Two weeks after Don Harmon tweeted the news of his return to Community, Sony has made it official. The studio has confirmed that Dan Harmon will be the showrunner of the fifth season of the NBC comedy. Chris McKenna is also returning as an executive producer. Sony ousted Harmon from the show he created before the fourth season began production. Without him, the show was one of only two NBC comedies to earn a renewal, but many viewers felt its quality suffered. The Hollywood Reporter has more details.