Dan Harmon, the showrunner perhaps best known for his public feud with Community co-star Chevy Chase, is officially out. He was fired late Friday.
Insiders say the split was a longtime coming, as Harmon regularly clashed with his bosses at both NBC and Sony Pictures. Though NBC publicly has stated that Harmon will remain with the show as a "consultant," that doesn't seem likely based on Harmon's personal blog, where he likens his new duties at the office to "sharpening pencils":
You may have read that I am technically “signed on,” by default, to be an executive consulting something or other - which is a relatively standard protective clause for a creator in my position. Guys like me can’t actually just 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.
Community will move to Fridays for its fourth season. Harmon will be replaced by David Guarascio and Moses Port, who recently worked on ABC's Happy Endings.
What do you think, fans? Can Community remain one of the smartest and quirkiest shows on TV without the man who created it?