Barely five months after he was removed from NBC’s “Community,” Dan Harmon is set to make his return to TV on Adult Swim.
According to Deadline, Harmon’s animated pilot, “Rick and Morty” has been ordered to series by Adult Swim with an expected debut in 2014. “Rick and Morty” reportedly chronicles the adventures of a genius inventor and his grandson, who does not share the intellect of his father figure.
“Rick and Morty” was developed by Harmon and Justin Roiland as a half-hour animated series, but the episode count for the first season was not included in the original Deadline story.
While the 2014 release of “Rick and Morty” seems very far away, Harmon could actually be back on network television as soon as Fall 2013. Earlier this year, Harmon set up live action comedy projects at CBS and Fox.
It’s not currently known what Harmon’s live action comedies will be about, but the potential CBS series will be filmed in the classic sitcom style multi-camera set up, as opposed the single camera format used in “Community” and other modern sitcoms.
Prior to creating "Community" on NBC, Harmon co-created Comedy Central's "The Sarah Silverman Program" and created the sketch comedy series "Acceptable TV." Harmon also co-wrote the screenplay for the animated film, Monster House.