Comic-Con: What Can We Expect from 'Community' Season 4?
When Dan Harmon was fired as the showrunner of "Community," there was an immediate and overwhelming outpouring of support for Harmon and disbelief that the man who created the most original show on TV could be let go. Naturally, everyone was going to be skeptical that the new showrunners Moses Port and David Guarascio, formerly of "Happy Endings," would be able to carry the show for the fourth season.
At the Comic-Con panel today, the message from Port and Guarascio was one of "listen, we don't really get it either, but it's gonna be okay, guys." That's a paraphase, of course. What the actually said was this:
"Listen," said Guarascio, "a couple of months ago, we were a lot like most of you, just huge fans of the show who thought it was one of the most special things on television. The only thing we care about is keeping it this weird, wonderful gem ... That's not gonna change."
Port added that the cast is "the best cast on television," and that "we could be really, really crappy and this would still be a great show."
Comforting, right? If that humility and respect for the show doesn't do it for you, the panel also revealed some upcoming episodes, and they seem pretty well in line with the "Community" tone: we'll be visiting Pierce's manor and going to an Inspector Spacetime convention, and there will be at least one more animated episode.
Will it be enough to save one of the best shows on television from cancellation past the first 13-episode order? Not likely. Will it be enough to make "Community" fans happy? Let's hope so, or the Internet will be a sad, sad place for a while.