Despite earlier reports saying otherwise, it seems that Community's series creator, Dan Harmon, is out as showrunner for next season. Harmon blogged about the network's decision not to renew his contract on his personal Tumblr page, revealing that no one even called him since the show was picked up. He writes:
Why'd Sony want me gone? I can't answer that because I've been in as much contact with them as you have. They literally haven't called me since the season four pickup, so their reasons for replacing me are clearly none of my business. Community is their property, I only own ten percent of it, and I kind of don't want to hear what their complaints are because I'm sure it would hurt my feelings even more now that I'd be listening for free.
Apparently, Harmon will stay on as a "consulting producer," which is basically just a title because he created the show. He will have no creative input, and no ability to pitch or edit anything in the scripts. The new showrunners are, according to Vulture, David Guarascio and Moses Port formerly of ABC's comedy, Happy Endings.
A moment of silence, because NBC really Britta'd this one.