‘Community’ unlikely to be revived as creator Dan Harmon moves on

NBC show was cancelled last week (May 9)

Community creator Dan Harmon has expressed caution about a revival of the show, which was cancelled by broadcaster NBC last week.

The decision to cancel the show after five seasons was confirmed on Friday (May 9) and immediately led to speculation that a subscription based service such as Netflix could pick up the show. However, Deadline reports that there is little interest from other broadcasters and that Harmon is keen to move on.

Writing on his blog, Harmon also stated that he is not keen on the show returning with a fear that any campaign by fans could lead to the show being “exploited.”


“I will confess… that when Sony called me on Friday with the [cancellation] news, there was brief discussion at the end of the call about the concept of the show living elsewhere, and I was definitely in the ‘eh’ column,” he wrote following news of the cancellation.

“If you want to know the God’s honest truth, part of my ‘eh’ was coming from the unsettling thought of your passion for campaigns being once again exploited by this rather unfair, somewhat backward system – one that now treats you like it’s your responsibility to keep a show alive.

“Let TV be the needy clown that it’s still very overpaid to be, and let the suits deal with the suits and see what possibilities exist. That’s the best we can do for now. Ninety seven episodes. Over eighty pretty good ones. Mission accomplished.”

The cult US comedy revolved around a motley crew of adult students at a community college in the fictional town of Greendale, Colorado and starred Donald Glover, Joel McHale and Alison Brie among others. The show’s UK home is on the Sony Entertainment Television channel.