Ex-’Community’ Boss Dan Harmon Writing New FOX Comedy
Though there was never really any hope of Dan Harmon being allowed to return to our beloved ‘Community‘ it’s streets ahead to know that he may just have landed on his feet. In spite of the ‘Community’ creator’s unceremonious firing at the hands of Sony TV, sources say Harmon is close to a deal that would enable him to create a new comedy series at FOX! So, what might the developer come up with this time, and who could he take with him?
Bittersweet, but exciting news as TVGuide reports that ‘Community’ creator and former show-runner Dan Harmon may next land at the FOX network, developing a brand-new half-hour comedy. No details on the series itself are yet available, but the report indicates that it would likely take the form of a three-camera sitcom rather than the single-camera style ‘Community’ employs.
While a development deal is not yet in place with 20th Century Fox TV (yeah, the guys currently at war with ‘Modern Family‘), Harmon has also kept busy developing animated Adult Swim pilot ‘Rick & Morty’ with Justin Roiland, which follows an inventor and his less-than-intelligent grandson. Other networks are said to be looking to recruit Harmon as well.
Harmon’s prospective FOX comedy wouldn’t be his first time working with the network either, having previously co-written cult fave pilot ‘Heat Vision and Jack’ back in 1999. Directed by Ben Stiller, ‘Heat Vision and Jack’ starred Jack Black and Owen Wilson as the voice of a talking motorcycle. Yeah, seriously. That happened.
Harmon wouldn’t be the first ex-’Community’ talent to wind up at FOX either, as former executive producers Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan now serve as show-runners on on new FOX comedy ‘Ben and Kate,’ while former ‘Community’ writer and co-executive producer Chris McKenna is working on ‘The Mindy Project.’ McKenna in particular was just nominated for an Emmy thanks to ‘Community’s “Remedial Chaos Theory,” the show’s only nomination.
What say you? Would you watch a new Dan Harmon show on FOX, even if it turned out to be a three-camera sitcom? Tell us what you think, or if you with Harmon could go back to ‘Community’ in the comments below!