Dan Harmon Says He's Returning to 'Community'

Series creator reportedly coming back as showrunner for the fifth season

June 1, 2013 5:41 PM ET
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Dan Harmon on stage at the Paley Center For Media's Paleyfest 2011 event honoring 'Community' at the Saban Theater on March 15th, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California
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Dan Harmon tweeted confirmation on Saturday that he will indeed be returning to Community. "Yes yes yes!  I'm back I'm back I'm back," Harmon wrote in response to a fan's demand for a straight answer regarding his return. "You can thank @joelmchale."

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Harmon is in the process of formalizing his deal with the show's producer, Sony Pictures Television, to come back to Community as showrunner for the fifth season. Rumors began building last weekend, when Harmon told the audience gathered for his Harmontown podcast that he was asked to return to the show. Harmon was axed from Community last May after a public feud with cast member Chevy Chase.

Responding to the news of Harmon's return, Community star Gillian Jacobs offered some words of appreciation to the show's creator. "Welcome back, @danharmon!" she tweeted. "E Pluribus Anus!"

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