July 25, 2012 2:29pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Fox Eyes Comedy From 'Community's' Dan Harmon
Ousted Community showrunner Dan Harmon may have found a new home at Fox.
The network that was home to Harmon's 1999 pilot Heat Vision and Jack is near a deal with Harmon for a comedy pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
As first reported by TV Guide, the project would likely be a multicamera effort, a departure from Community's single-camera model. Details about the premise of the project are being kept under wraps.
Harmon, who was removed as showrunner on NBC's critical hit but ratings challenged Community in May, is currently without a development deal. A deal with Fox's studio counterpart 20th Television for the untitled comedy effort is in the works.
Indeed, Port and Guarascio reassured fans earlier this month at Comic-Con, vowing that they weren't "gonna screw it up."
In a recent interview, the former Community boss confessed that he was a "liability."
"If 20 people call you a horse's ass, you buy a saddle," Harmon told G4's Attack of the Show. "I feel like I am a good person and a professional, very able leader of men. I also feel like I'm 25. That slowly changed without me realizing it. Maybe I am just a jerk. To people who work above me, I am a liability that isn't worth the benefit. A low-rated show that's not generating much revenue."