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It’s officially official: Dan Harmon back as ‘Community’ show runner

Dan Harmon returning to ‘Community’ after all
Joel McHale, left, plays Jeff, and Yvette Nicole Brown plays Shirley in NBC’s “Community.”
(Jordin Althaus / NBC)

After weeks of speculation (and then tweeted confirmation), it’s official: Dan Harmon is returning as show runner of NBC’s “Community” for its coming season.

Sony, the studio behind the show, confirmed the news early Monday morning; NBC followed up with a news release Monday evening.

Harmon was pushed out of his position last year after much behind-the-scenes discord. He was replaced by David Guarascio and Moses Port, who were brought on to take command of the show’s fourth season. The passing of the baton was not a smooth one, with fans and critics alike noting the uneven transition. Harmon has been tapped to reclaim that “Community” feeling. He’ll also recover his title as executive producer.

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NBC and Sony also confirmed that Chris McKenna, a writer and producer who has worked on previous seasons of the show, would be returning as executive producer; he had departed the series last May.

The beleaguered comedy is returning for a fifth season on the network. No premiere date for the new season has yet been set.

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