Megan Ganz, a writer for NBC’s Community, has announced she is leaving the show for a job writing for ABC’s Modern Family.
“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,” Ganz wrote on Reddit.
According to The Huffington Post, Community was originally scheduled for October 2012 but is now being held until February 2013. The show was also shelved midseason during its third season, despite fans staging protests in order to get NBC to change its decision. Dan Harmon, Community‘s creator and showrunner, was fired at the end of the third season as well.
Ganz has written episodes like “Basic Lupine Urology” and “Cooperative Calligraphy” for the show.
“This isn’t the end of me and Greendale. Community was my world for four seasons and my job for three, and has hold of my whole heart like a bad-news high school boyfriend. I’ll never really get away. The chemistry is too perfect and the writing room couches aren’t really that uncomfortable to sleep on and I just can’t stop writing for Britta. Plus I still have to do my editing pass on the finale. I think I left a box in my office, too. Bobrow probably misses me. Better stop by on my way home,” she continued.
Community returns to NBC Thursday, February 7 at 8 p.m.