‘Community’ Disruption

Things have been looking up for “Community,” the Thursday night NBC comedy that was renewed for its fourth season, ended its third with a well-received triple play Thursday but which fired its creator on Friday.

Firing Dan Harmon, left, as showrunner of his own sitcom puts the comedy in considerable upheaval.

Sony Pictures Television replaced him with what Harmon called “two seasoned fellows” – David Guarascio and Moses Port, former writers for “Happy Endings.” Harmon issued a missive on his blog that declared he didn’t have any idea why he was fired. “Their reasons for replacing me are clearly none of my business.”

Not that there’s much he can do. “’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.”

Harmon says he doubts he’ll have any input, though NBC chief Robert Greenblatt has said Harmon would serve as a “consulting producer” on the show.

Harmon says excecutives have to say things like that. “Guys like me can’t actually be shot and left in a ditch by Skynet, we’re still allowed to have a title on the things we create and “help out,” like, I guess sharpening pencils and stuff.”

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