With Community having been cancelled, Harmon set about calming dedicated fans
Dan Harmon took to Tumblr to address some distressed Tweets and give a bit of an insight into the cancellation of ‘Community’, which has been received by its fans like the news of a dead kitten. Harmon was also quick to point out some shows that could help fill the void in the post: "Sit back and treat yourself to some New Girl and Parks and Mindy and Brooklyn 99 and Eagleheart and Portlandia and have you seen Matt Berry's Toast of London? It's awesome," he said.
But the post is probably most notable for Harmon’s comments on the future of the show. He has been criticised for blocking ‘Community’ moving onto another network to work alongside with Sony, the primary broadcasters of the show. But he insist he doesn’t have the kind of power to sway that decision.
"I will confess, however, that when Sony called me on Friday with the news, there was brief discussion at the end of the call about the concept of the show living elsewhere, and I was definitely in the 'eh' column," he wrote. "I'm not going to be the guy that recancels cancelled Community."
Whatever happens, the fandom surrounding the show will continue, and probably lead to some sort of resurrection elsewhere. Harmon is keen to ensure fans that they made their voices heard.
'Community' Will Not Be Returning
"I know fandom, when it gets this deep for this long, becomes almost religious, including the urge to stone the less than faithful. But there are lots of reasons a Community resurrection could be difficult," he said. "I honestly think you can totally sit back and relax for this chapter. I know you don't feel relaxed but I mean you don't have to worry that someone on this planet isn't aware of this show's value to its audience."