‘Community’ Writer Leaves, Heads For ‘Modern Family’

Looks like someone’s moving on up to that deluxe apartment in the sky, or at least to a sitcom with better ratings. Community’s series’ writer Megan Ganz has decided to leave the show in the middle of an uncertain fourth season for Modern Family. This choice was made when fans of the show were afraid that there was a slim chance for a fifth season, with a shortened fourth season that has yet to air.

Series writer Megan Ganz was expected to stay on board for the remainder of the fourth season of Community, and would act as the show’s original after the series lost its creator Dan Harmon. However, now it looks like that Ganz has decided to leave for greener pastures, or at least ones that are less chaotic. Ganz plans to make the switch from Community to Modern Family with today marking her first day on the set.

Ganz explained her decision at Reddit, assuring fans that her impact shouldn’t influence the fourth, and what some are saying, final season of Community:

“For the last three years, the sum total of my contribution to this planet (in terms of effort, passion, and things I let myself go soft and pimply for) could be described as follows: Community. Recently, I was offered a job writing for Modern Family, and although it’s unclear what will happen with Community for the fifth season (or the sixth season, or the movie), I’ve decided to take this new position. Tomorrow is my first day and I’m excited and scared to start this new… well, everything. I’m sure the coffee will probably be the same.”

'Community' Writer Leaves, Heads For 'Modern Family'

The critically acclaimed, but equally plagued Community has hit a number of snags in the last year. Its series creator Dan Harmon was fired from the NBC sitcom after getting into a heated fight with troublesome star Chevy Chase. Then, Chevy Chase went on a racial tirade, which ended in his premature exit from the series before writers had the chance to address his character’s exit.

The premiere of the fourth season of Community is set to air (finally) on Thursday, February 8. What do you think this new change will mean for the fate of Community?