There was quite a shock last year, when it was announced that NBC had decided to replace Community creator Dan Harmon as the showrunner for the series. Now, Dan has been brought back in to retake control of the show for Community season five and Joel McHale, who plays Jeff Winger in the series, has admitted that he is delighted that Dan is back where he belongs.
McHale was chatting to the guys over at Yahoo OMG, when he explained to them, "It wasn't all me or anything. Dan Harmon is the person that created that show. It all comes from his brain. I think the person to make that show is him."
Joel continued by adding, "I am just glad that he wanted to do it. A huge credit needs to be given to NBC and to Sony working for him coming back. And for that I am deeply thankful to them. It was a group effort."
You can see Joel McHale, in the familiar role of Jeff Winger, in Community season five, which is due to premiere later in the year on NBC. Many people feel that Community season five could well be the last season in the series, although these claims have not yet been confirmed.