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Ousted 'Community' Creator Readying Comedy for Fox E! News

After being ousted from NBC's critically acclaimed sitcom "Community," show creator Dan Harmon is on the verge of inking a deal with Fox for a new comedy project, reports E! News.

“Though details of the new series are not yet known, we're told it's possible the show could be a multi-camera effort, unlike ‘Community,’ and Fox is close to closing a deal for Harmon to write the pilot,” the story reports.

Harmon was booted from “Community” in May and replaced by new showrunners Moses Port and David Guarascio.

A Fox insider told E! News: "They're still figuring out what the show would be. But Harmon is a free agent and they want to lock him down."

The new project would probably be produced by 20th Century Fox TV, the report notes.

The story adds: “Earlier this week, NBC President Bob Greenblatt made his first comments about Harmon's firing, telling reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour: ‘Every so often it's time to make a change with a showrunner and you evaluate the creative and how the show is run and how writing staff works. Sometimes you want to freshen a show and we just decided it was time to do that with "Community."’"

Harmon has a track record with Fox, co-writing the 1999 pilot “Heat Vision and Jack,” which starred Jack Black and Owen Wilson.