Series creator and former show runner Dan Harmon has reportedly been asked to return to Community for its fifth season. The show was renewed for a 13-episode fifth season earlier this month. Harmon jokingly stated that he would only return if Chevy Chase, who left the show in the fourth season, also came back. The two had a notorious falling out.
As a fan of the show, this is welcome news and I certainly hope that something is worked out. I never finished the fourth season as I felt the first few episodes lacked the heart and wit of the first three seasons–with the humor often feeling “forced,” in my opinion. I’ll likely get around to it before the fifth season premiers, but what I saw of the last semester at Greendale left a lot to be desired.