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‘Community’ Creator Dan Harmon’s Animated Series Picked Up By Adult Swim

Submitted by on October 29, 2012 – 1:56 pm Comments

Dan Harmon is on talented bloke and anybody who has seen ‘Community’ knows this. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that Harmon’s animated comedy series has been picked up Adult Swim for a whole season. Adult Swim has basically given a 10-episode order to his animated series ‘Rick and Morty’. The show is basically about the exploits of a gifted inventor and his not-so-gifted grandson. Each episode of the show would be 22-minutes long and the show shall make its debut in 2014. The director and co-creator of the show is Justin Roiland, who has acted in a number of TV shows and has even directed a few episodes for other shows on TV.

Harmon on his part has extensive experience in writing and doing other things and besides ‘Community’ is also credited with being the creator of ‘The Sarah Silverman Program’. He has also in 2012 lent his voice for the character of Dr. Jekyll in the animated TV series Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole.  He is the creator and former executive producer for the NBC television comedy series ‘Community’ as mentioned earlier, and, along with Rob Schrab, he is a founder of the alternative television network/website Channel 101. He was the creator, executive producer and a featured performer in Acceptable.TV, a Channel 101-based sketch show airing for eight episodes in March 2007 on VH1.

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Also, he and Rob Schrab co-wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award nominated film Monster House. He is credited for writing part of Rob Schrab’s comic book series ‘Scud: The Disposable Assassin’, as well the spin-off comic series ‘La Cosa Nostroid’. In July 2009, Harmon was nominated in two Emmy categories for his part in writing the Oscar telecast: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, the latter of which he was awarded for “Hugh Jackman Opening Number” at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

On May 18, 2012, it was announced that Harmon would no longer be the showrunner and executive producer of Community, but would remain on the show as a consultant. Regarding the issue with ‘Community’ Harmon revealed that, beyond a contractually required position as “executive consulting something or other”, he would no longer be involved in the creation of the show.

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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