'Community' reunited with creator Dan Harmon
This TV publicity image released by NBC shows, from left, Danny Pudi as Abed, Yvette Nicole Brown as Shirley, Donald Glover as Troy, Alison Brie as Annie, Joel McHale as Jeff Winger, Gillian Jacobs as Britta in a scene from season four of "Community." NBC said Monday, June 10, 2013, that show creator Dan Harmon will be joined by another former "Community" producer, Chris McKenna.Harmon was replaced as showrunner for season four after a clash with then-cast member Chevy Chase. (AP Photo/NBC, Vivian Zink)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC's quirky sitcom "Community" is getting creator Dan Harmon back in charge for season five.
NBC said Monday that Harmon will be joined by another former "Community" producer, Chris McKenna.
Harmon was replaced as showrunner for season four after a clash with then-cast member Chevy Chase. In voicemails that Harmon released last year, Chase called "Community" a "mediocre sitcom."
Chase has left the series set at a community college. The ensemble cast includes Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown and Alison Brie.
"Community" has modest ratings but a devoted following, among them the 5,000 or so fans who attended a Comic-Con panel last summer.
In May, NBC announced that the sitcom had been renewed for a fifth year but didn't say where it would land on the 2013-14 schedule.