If you're still reeling about that recent Inspector Spacetime news, here's something that will brighten your day: Dan Harmon has been reinstated as showrunner of NBC's comedy series Community.
"Yes yes yes! I'm back I'm back I'm back. You can thank @joelmchale," Harmon tweeted on Saturday, a few days after announcing that he was in talks to return to the series as showrunner.
Harmon created Community in 2009, but was fired from his role as showrunner in 2012 after a very public spat with then-star Chevy Chase. The show's fourth season, the first without Harmon, was helmed by David Guarascio and Moses Port, and aired earlier this year, to middling critical reviews. The series was criticized for losing the innovation and cleverness that Harmon had brought to the series. After Chase exited the series midway through the fourth season's production, it seemed a no-brainer to bring back Harmon.
And indeed this is what happened! Community fans may rejoice that the show, which has been renewed for a thirteen-episode fifth season, may be returned to its former glory.
How will they explain that fourth season, though? I can't imagine Harmon writing the fifth season without making a dig at this year's diminished quality. In any case, I can't wait to see the series return to (hopefully) its full, former glory. (It also makes the idea of six seasons and a movie that much more likely!)
Are you shouting "YOIP!" along with us and Danny Pudi?
Community's fifth season will likely premiere sometime in early 2014.