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'Community' (and Dan Harmon) Returns with a Vengeance in Season 5

After being fired from Community in 2012, creator Dan Harmon used his live-show-turned-podcast, Harmontown, to build a cult of devoted followers. It became the platform for him to air his grievances about basically everything in his life from problems with Sony to his family to negative comments on the internet and provide a hyper intensive glimpse into the madness of his creativity. It was on Harmontown where he first announced that he would be back on Community and then proceeded to tear apart season 4 to much public backlash. He’s gone through his process coming back to the show, let secrets for season 5 slip, and used his weekly presence [...]

What's on TV This Week: Dan Harmon's New Show 'Rick and Morty', and Paul Rudd Hosts 'SNL'

As 2013 winds down, the TV season is doing so too, but there's still some exciting stuff happening this week. Dan Harmon's new show, a Back to the Future-inspired animated series called Rick and Morty he co-created with Channel 101 cohort Justin Roiland, premieres tonight on Adult Swim. SNL also returns this week with Paul Rudd hosting for his third time. Besides Rick and Morty's premiere and SNL's return, there aren't any other big TV happenings with this looking like just a regular week, with new episodes of Colbert, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Key & Peele, and all the rest.

Check out the week's full listing of comedy shows below:

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 and His Writers Treated 'Community's Season Premiere Like "A New Pilot for a New Show"

When Community returns for its fifth season, it's going to be a pretty different show. Season 5 is bringing about the return of creator/showrunner Dan Harmon, who was fired following the third season and sat out the critically-maligned fourth. Harmon and his writing staff are approaching season 5 as if they're creating an all new show, in order to keep Community fresh amidst casting changes like Chevy Chase having left and Donald Glover's exit impending as well as the season four decision to have Jeff graduate. The first new episode, written by Harmon and seasons 1-3 right-hand man Chris McKenna, is even called "Repilot."

Here's Harmon explaining the [...]

Talking to Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland About Their New Adult Swim Show, 'Rick and Morty'

During Dan Harmon's Community exodus last year, he went and created another TV show, this one for Adult Swim. Called Rick and Morty, the new animated series was co-created by Harmon and Justin Roiland, and it premieres tonight at 10:30.

Based on a rejected pilot Roiland made for Harmon's monthly video competition Channel 101 in 2006 called "The Real Adventures of Doc and Mharti," Rick and Morty is a Back to the Future-inspired sci-fi comedy about a sociopathic scientist and his grandson going on wild adventures. I recently had the chance to talk to Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland about how the new show came to be, how they [...]

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.

Here's the Trailer for 'Community' Season 5

Community is set to return for its fifth season on January 2nd, with back-to-back episodes airing that night. Here's the brand new trailer for the first episode, giving us our first glimpses of the Chevy Chase-less version of the show with creator Dan Harmon back in the driver's seat after a season off.

You Can Watch the Pilot for Dan Harmon's New Adult Swim Show Online Now

Here's the first episode of Community creator Dan Harmon's new show, Rick and Morty, which Adult Swim uploaded online this week ahead of its December 2nd premiere. Co-created by Harmon and Channel 101 regular Justin Roiland, Rick and Morty is a Back to the Future-esque animated sci-fi comedy featuring the voices of Chris Parnell, Sarah Chalke, Spencer Grammer, and Roiland as both lead characters.

'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 [...]