Monthly Archives: May 2012
Dan Harmon has been replaced as the showrunner for the NBC sitcom Community. The replacement came on the heels of the series being given a fourth, and final, half-season order to let the show wrap-up it’s ultimate question of: will the Greendale Seven actually ever graduate from their community college? Harmon is being replaced by two people who have run other shows, such as the “successful” series Just Shoot Me.
Community has never been a ratings or Emmy darling. With it’s humor having a decidedly geeky-tinge, it has been more the darling of the true geek culture: people who get the inside jokes to movies, television shows, and video games. If you do not know Doctor Who, then you would not get Tory and Abed’s fascination with Inspector Spacetime. If you did not pay close enough attention, then you did not get the carefully planned Beetlejuice running gag. If you don’t like ’80s comedies, then you would not get Chevy Chase. So, with the show’s struggles, it is no surprise really that Sony, the show’s producing company, would want someone more polished and proven at the helm to try to finish out the series with higher ratings.