Harmon confirmed for Community return

Showrunner Dan Harmon is to return for the fifth season of NBC’s cult comedy Community, the US network has confirmed.

Harmon had exited the Sony Pictures Television-produced show a year ago under what was reported to be acrimonious circumstances but tweeted a week ago he was set to rejoin the programme, which is based on his personal experiences.

Yesterday, NBC issued a statement confirming he is now back, along with writer and producer Chris McKenna. Harmon will be showrunner and executive producer, while McKenna gets the exec producer credit.

The show, about a group of misfit students at an adult college, has rarely shone in the ratings but garnered much critically acclaim and a cult following globally. In May, NBC sprung a surprise by commissioning a fifth season.