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NBC Boss Says Community May Get New Showrunner, Denies This Is 30 Rock’s Last Season

Date May 13, 2012

Dan Harmon and the cast of Community

Community will be back on NBC next season, but will its creator, Dan Harmon, be back with it? That remains to be seen as Harmon has yet to sign a new deal to produce more episodes of the series.

On a conference call with reporters about the new fall schedule, NBC Entertainment Chief Bob Greenblatt said,  "I think those conversation are happening as we speak."

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However, things don't look good for the outspoken showrunner, who has been in the limelight recently for his very public feud with Community cast member Chevy Chase. "I expect Dan's voice to be a part of this show somehow," Greenblatt said. "I'm just not sure if that means him running it day-to-day or him consulting on it."

Greenblatt denied Harmon's new role had to do with Harmon and Chase's recent differences. "I think it's a larger issue that has to do with a lot of things," he said. No matter what, Greenblatt sounded optimistic about a possible showrunner change on the comedy, which is going into its fourth season and will move to Fridays at 8/7c this fall.  "Shows lose showrunners all the time and do well," he told Vulture. "We have to figure out at makes sense. I don't have a specific answer for that yet."

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As for NBC's other comedies, Greenblatt denied reports that this upcoming season would be the last for 30 Rockor the aging Office. "We haven't definitely said that to any of them yet." In regards to The Office, Greenblatt said he expected everybody to be back, minus Mindy Kaling, and to "expect some new faces to drop in."

Would you watch Communitywith a new showrunner? Do you think 30 Rock should wrap this season? Who do you want to see on The Office?

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