A report came in earlier this month that Sony is interested in having Dan Harmon to return to Community for the show’s fifth season, and now, it looks like Harmon has confirmed the news. Hollywookiee reports that, at the most recent live taping of his podcast Harmontown, the Community creator said this:
Dan Harmon just told the audience of his podcast Harmontown that he has been asked to return to Community!As soon as Dan said it, he asked that it be edited out of the podcast and it was just for us audience members (and I wasn’t going to say a word), but soon after that, Dan said “Ahhh, fuck it. I don’t care who knows!” He jokingly said that he would only return if they brought Chevy Chase back too but even he couldn’t stop laughing at that idea.
While Harmon didn’t say if he’s interested in returning from the show he was fired from last May or if he would be coming back as a showrunner or just as some kind of producer, there’s now hope for Community fans that the upcoming season, which NBC is saving for midseason again, will bring about Harmon’s return.