Dan Harmon has had a busy year. One year ago he premiered his documentary Harmontown at the SXSW festival in Austin, got rehired at Community, made a fifth season of Community, which was then canceled. Yahoo! bought the show, produced a sixth season, and it premieres today on Yahoo! Screen. He has accomplished an immense amount in a small period of time, but his work ethic comes from avoiding life's big question: Who am I?
I spoke to Harmon before his live Harmontown podcast taping at SXSW on pressure, perseverance, and an unhealthy work ethic.
Has your creative process been different this season? Did it change from writing for [...]
The brand new season of Community premieres on Yahoo next month, and it looks like fans can expect at least one appearance by Pierce Hawthorne. Chevy Chase revealed the news in his Reddit AMA yesterday: "I will be in a small cameo at the beginning of Community and if they ask me to come back and do one or two appearances, it's a possibility." A Yahoo spokesperson didn't confirm the news at this time, but unless Chase doesn't realize that his season 5 premiere cameo aired on NBC almost a year ago, there's no better confirmation than from Pierce himself.
UPDATE: According to a rep at Yahoo, the rumors circulating about Brie not returning to Community next year are false. Thankfully, Yahoo has confirmed that the Community cast — including Brie — are all on board for next year. Dan Harmon also confirmed Brie's return on Twitter.
First it was Chevy Chase, then it was Donald Glover, and now, it looks like there's a pretty good chance Alison Brie won't be returning to Community when it makes its debut on Yahoo next year. While no official announcement has been made about Brie's status on the show, Uproxx points out that the last time she [...]
Last month, Yahoo announced that they're bringing Community back from the dead, renewing the show for a sixth season, and they may be doing the same with another recently-canceled critically-acclaimed network sitcom. Deadline reports that Yahoo is in talks to resurrect the Fox sitcom Enlisted for another season on their streaming service.
The sitcom, which was created by Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town) and follows a trio of brothers serving at a Florida military base, debuted on Fox in January, airing 13 episodes and drawing high marks from critics before Fox pulled the plug on it. Enlisted suffered ratings problems, but those are probably mostly due to Fox scheduling it [...]
Yahoo is expanding into half-hour comedies, and Variety reports that the company has ordered a show from Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Freaks and Geeks) called Other Space. Feig will executive produce the show, which follows a ragtag bunch of space adventurers who accidentally end up in an alternate universe. Yahoo has ordered eight episodes, but there's no word on when the show will premiere. Feig has described the show as "a passion project" and a compared it to a sci-fi version of The Office.
Feig actually sold Other Space to NBC years ago, but as he tells The NY Times, he and NBC parted ways on the [...]