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Dan Harmon Talks Possible Community Revival

Community - Season 5 Dan Harmon addresses the possibility of moving the recently cancelled Community to a new home but don’t get your hopes up. In a blog post he explains: "I will confess, however, that when Sony called me on Friday with the news, there was brief discussion at the end of the call about the concept of the show living elsewhere, and I was definitely in the “eh” column. For a million reasons, some selfish, some creative, one logistic, five sexual, three racist (in a good way) and, oddly, nine isometric… I said “eh” on a Friday afternoon, I will change it to a “sure, let’s talk” on Monday morning and Sony can do their thing. I’m not going to be the guy that recancels cancelled Community. I’m scared to tell you how little a difference I think my enthusiasm will make. I know fandom, when it gets this deep for this long, becomes almost religious, including the urge to stone the less than faithful. But there are lots of reasons a Community resurrection could be difficult. So be prepared for that. Which brings us to the other thing, the first thing, that most of the anxious tweets are about… If you want to know the God’s honest truth, part of my “eh” was coming from the unsettling thought of your passion for campaigns being once again exploited by this rather unfair, somewhat backward system, one that now treats you like it’s your responsibility to keep a show alive, like a corporation is doing you a favor by feeding you low grade opiate through a regulated tube. Like you owe them an apology when they can’t measure or monetize you to their satisfaction. You deserve better." So there you have it, it is a valid possibility that the celebrated comedy could find a new life, but Harmon doesn’t seem particularly enthused by the prospect. Surely it has the dedicated fan base to sustain a decent run in a cable network like TBS or Comedy Central or even Netflix or Hulu. Do you think Community will live on?


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