Dan Harmon on Getting Fired From ‘Community’


As you may have heard, Sony Pictures has replaced Community creator Dan Harmon as showrunner, hiring David Guarascio and Moses Port to take the show’s helm for its fourth season. Harmon’s place in Community‘s future had been uncertain since the show was renewed last week — his public feud with Chevy Chase probably didn’t help — but now it’s pretty much clear: he’s been fired. Earlier today, he responded to the events on his Tumblr, writing:

“Why’d Sony want me gone? I can’t answer that because I’ve been in as much contact with them as you have. They literally haven’t called me since the season four pickup, so their reasons for replacing me are clearly none of my business. Community is their property, I only own ten percent of it, and I kind of don’t want to hear what their complaints are because I’m sure it would hurt my feelings even more now that I’d be listening for free… So do not believe anyone that tells you on Monday that I quit or diminished my role so I could spend more time with my loved ones, or that I negotiated and we couldn’t come to an agreement, etc. It couldn’t be less true because, just to make this clear, literally nobody called me.”

He ends the post by writing, “Mom, Happy Mother’s Day. I got fired. Yes, Mom. AGAIN.” Well, at least he has a sense of humor about it. We’re confident Harmon will go on to create a million more things, and hopefully some of them will be as amazing as Community. Readers, what do you think of this turn of events? Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore.