Rumors that Dan Harmon has been replaced as Community‘s showrunner have been rife all night, but it has now been officially confirmed that Harmon will not be returning for the hard-won fourth season. It had previously been implied that Harmon would still have some part in the creation of the show, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that NBC’s Bob Greenblatt said “I expect Dan’s voice to be a part of the show somehow”. Harmon himself, however, has just published a revealing Tumblr post which explains the real nature of his departure from the show. Harmon writes:
“Because nobody called me, and then started hiring people to run the show, I had my assistant start packing up my office days ago. I’m sorry. I’m not saying seasons 1, 2 and 3 were my definition of perfect television, I’m just saying that whatever they’re going to do for season 4, they’re aiming to do without my help. 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.”
You can read his full Tumblr post here. Community will certainly never be the same again without Dan Harmon at the helm, and we’re sad to see him go. Let us know what you think in the comments.