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Check Out a Trailer for Dan Harmon's Adult Swim Show 'Rick and Morty'

The first trailer is up for Dan Harmon's new Adult Swim show Rick and Morty, about a crazy scientist who drags his grandson on "insanely dangerous adventures across the universe." As we already knew, the show's animation looks amazingly beautiful. The show premieres on December 2 at 10:30 PM.

Dan Harmon Has More Unkind Words for 'Community' Season 4

Community creator Dan Harmon, who said a bunch of harsh stuff about season four of the show over the summer and instantly apologized, is saying a bunch of harsh stuff about that Harmon-less season again. While he previously compared watching the fourth season to watching his family get raped, he's making analogies between season four and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer this time around. Harmon recently took to a subreddit thread called "Unpopular Opinions About the 'Unpopular Opinions About Community' Thread, upset over a couple people saying season four was bad because of flaws in season three, and started interacting with fans.

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Dan Harmon Explains His Writing Process and Breaks Down a 'Community' Episode

Community creator Dan Harmon wrote two Tumblr posts this weekend that are worth reading if you're interested in his writing process. One is on breaking story and the other breaks down Community's Dungeons & Dragons episode using his Joseph Campbell story circle/story quadrant method. Read it and steal Harmon's story example about raccoons.

Dan Harmon Discusses Donald Glover's 'Community' Departure and Other Season 5 Stuff

Prior to Community's panel at Comic-Con this weekend, creator/showrunner Dan Harmon, who recently returned to the series, spoke with TV Line about his plans for the upcoming fifth season. He discussed Donald Glover's reduced role in the show. Glover will only be appearing in five of the new season's 13 episodes, and Harmon reveals that they'll be doing Glover's episodes all in one chunk at the top of the season and makes it seem as if he's exiting the show for good by referring to these five episodes as "his departure." Here's Harmon on the matter:

"It's devastating, the idea. It's heart-wrenching. He has my absolute full support doing whatever [...]

Dan Harmon Didn't Care for 'Community' Season 4

With Dan Harmon set to return to Community as showrunner for the upcoming fifth season, he got caught up on the fourth season, which he wasn't a part of, and wasn't too wild about it. Harmon discussed his thoughts on season four at the top of the latest episode of his podcast Harmontown, which dropped this weekend. Here's how Harmon started the show:

"I watched season four. I guess I already knew this, but apparently, I’m quite a genius … I think I feel pretty comfortable expressing any kind of 'Eh, not my cup of tea' about it because – this has been expressed a thousand times [...]

Dan Harmon's 'Rick and Morty' Premieres on Adult Swim on Dec. 2

Dan Harmon's long-awaited new half-hour animated sitcom, Rick and Morty, is set to debut on Adult Swim on Dec 2. The show, which Harmon created and executive produces with Justin Roiland, follows "a sociopathic scientist who drags his unintelligent grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe." The show is based on Roiland's Channel 101 shorts "The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti," which were themselves based on Back to the Future's Doc Brown and Marty McFly. The voice cast includes Roiland, Sarah Chalke, and Chris Parnell.

In an interview with Splitsider in February, Harmon described the show thusly:

I've got my Adult Swim show [Rick and Morty], [...]

Watch Joel McHale and Dan Harmon's Creative Arts Emmy Awards Monologue

Joel McHale and Community creator Dan Harmon performed the opening monologue for The Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which aired on FXX Saturday and took place a week earlier. Here's their Ricky Gervais-style monologue, which is worthy of an Emmy itself.

Watch the Entire 'Community' Comic-Con Panel

Here's the full 50-minute panel with the Community cast and creator Dan Harmon from Comic-Con last week. Of course, it starts with Harmon running around in an Iron Man suit.

Reasons Behind Dan Harmon's 'Community' Firing Revealed

The Hollywood Reporter has an extensive Dan Harmon profile out today called "The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Dan Harmon," with a ton of new info about the reasons the Community creator was fired and rehired onto his show. Here's a section finally explaining why NBC and Sony let him go last year:

Harmon was forced out — a move the studio had considered making earlier — for a collection of reasons, including erratic behavior and an oddball leadership style, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. Many say he regularly showed up hours late to work and on one occasion outright disappeared to San [...]

The Vine 5 Film Festival: The Internship

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

Vine came around to Androids last Monday, resulting in some awkward first posts. Dan Harmon is probably going to be too busy to learn how to make more visually stunning effects than in his initial effort:

'Community' Will Return for Season 5 on Jan. 2nd

NBC has finally announced when its troubled sitcom Community will return. The show will be taking its Thursday 8pm timeslot back on January 2nd, 2014. Back to back episodes will air that night from 8pm to 9pm, and the show will just be airing one episode a week at 8pm after that. Parks and Recreation, which currently occupies that slot, will be moving back to 8:30 come January. The move to bring Community back was made as a result of NBC canceling Welcome to the Family, its lowest-rated comedy, after only three episodes.

Community ends its fourth season in May, and NBC opted not to put it on the fall schedule [...]

The 'Community' Season 4 DVD Doesn't Feature Dan Harmon Commentary

Community's fourth season (a.k.a. the Dan Harmon-less season) was released on DVD last month, and the box set didn't feature an audio commentary track from Harmon after all. Harmon, who was fired from the show after the third season and rehired for the fifth, told audiences at his Harmontown podcast in June, "Sony said they’re very interested in recording me watching it as a commentary track … I think I can do anything. It would move Season 4 DVDs, for sure." The DVD set did end up featuring commentary from the cast and writers, just not from Harmon, which can probably be attributed to him feeling [...]

Watch a Trailer for Dan Harmon's Animated Series 'Rick and Morty'

During his year off from Community, Dan Harmon co-created a Back to the Future-esque animated series called Rick and Morty. Justin Roiland (Channel 101) co-created the show with Harmon, and the voice cast features Roiland, Chris Parnell, Phil Hendrie, Alison Brie, Brandon Johnson, and other people too. Rick and Morty is set to premiere this December on Adult Swim, and here's a brand new trailer for it.

Dan Harmon Apologizes for What He Said About 'Community' Season 4

After going off on a rant about the latest season of Community on his podcast Harmontown, Community creator Dan Harmon took to Twitter and Tumblr yesterday and this morning to apologize for his words. Harmon tweeted, "I feel bad if I made anyone feel bad with my comments in harmontown. It's a dirty, personal comedy podcast, not charismatic for quoting," and "I like making stuff that pleases people, I like being honest about my feelings but I hate hurting other people, especially community fans."

He then wrote a lengthy Tumblr post, entitled "It Won't Happen Again Again," in the wee hours of the morning to [...]