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Community Cast Reacts to Dan Harmon Firing

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It's very sad, but very true: Dan Harmon is no longer the Community showrunner.

Following weeks of rumors, the genius behind the NBC sitcom posted a message Friday that said Sony never reached out to him after the show was picked up for a fourth season and never attempted to renew his contract.

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While fans remain stunned, the Community cast has taken to Twitter to express their own gratitude and outrage:

Joel McHale: "You are a true genius. You gave me the role of a lifetime & three of the best years of my life. Buying #Prototype2 today."

Gillian Jacobs: "I wholeheartedly agree with @joelmchale. I'm so grateful to @danharmon for my role, the show and everything else. Thank you, Dan. Thank you."

Yvette Nicole Brown: "So many thoughts. So little room. I guess, ‘I heart you' and ‘Thank you to INFINITY' will have to do for now. #Community #Love"

Allison Brie: "heavy sigh…," along with a fan's gif of her and the caption: "Dan Harmon is a genius and I will die protecting his vision."

Jim Rash: "Bless ur dementedly awesome brain, @danharmon. U r #Community."

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Honestly, Dan came across to me as egotistical and arrogant. I believe this show is largely the way it is because of him, but I believe the actors made the characters live and breathe, and the fantastic writing staff brought almost everything else. I think the show will be fine without him.

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[...continued from my previous comment...] So to the incoming producers (David Guarascio and Moses Port) and to Sony Pictures Television and even to NBC, I say 'bring it on' and 'let's see what you've got.' Prove to this particular community that this change wasn't just some devious move to get rid of a show's creator in order to bring episode numbers to an acceptible minimum to then have it canceled and farmed out for the bigger dollars in syndication. Prove to the fans and to new viewers you hope to attract that the comedic and storytelling quality will stay intact or maybe even improved upon while staying true to Harmon's vision. I'll be watching and hoping. #sixseasonsandweloveyoudanharmon

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I was crushed to learn that Harmon was replaced as showrunner. As bad as that was, the news was made even worse that Sony decided to bring in outsiders to take his place instead of promoting from within the existing creative staff. This alone makes be believe that Community will no longer be the same from here on out. However, that doesn't mean that I will stop being a devoted fan or that I will stop watching the show. As a fan, I think I owe it to the remaining production staff and the incredible cast to keep on supporting them. They will most likely have a difficult road ahead that they must go through. However, I'm sure they will continue to deliver their best, so I intend to stay with them until the end...just as I always have. So to the incoming producers (David Guarascio and Moses Port) and to Sony Pictures Television and even to NBC, I say 'bring it on' and 'let's see what you've got.' Prove to this particular community that this change wasn't just some devious move to get rid of a show's creator in order to bring episode numbers to an acceptible minimum to then have it canceled and farmed out for the bigger dollars in syndication. Prove to the fans and to new viewers you hope to attract that the comedic and storytelling quality will stay intact or maybe even improved upon while staying true to Harmon's vision. I'll be watching and hoping. #sixseasonsandweloveyoudanharmon

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There was to much bad press between chevy and dan after they finished filming, so it was probably either lose a cast member, lose the producer or can the show, I think they choose the necessary evil

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I think everyone will agree that Community was Community because of Dan Harmon. Everything will be shit and nothing can beat his vision. *sadface*

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I've been upset about this since Friday night when the news broke. Community will not be the same without him. It just won't.

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Look at Sepinwall making an appearance.

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WHAT???? Without him Coomunity does not make sense.

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