Sony Pictures Television has issued a talking-points memo to the cast and representatives of NBC’s "Community," after the studio abruptly fired showrunner Dan Harmon on Friday, replacing him with David Guarascio and Moses Port, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed.
The memo was created to provide "some messaging we hope our cast will find helpful as they navigate questions that will undoubtedly come up," according to the piece.
Among the questions addressed by the memo is "Why did Dan get let go from the show?," which provides this answer: "We’re not made aware of why staffing changes take place but I will always be grateful to Dan for his great work on the show and wish him only the best. We’re also excited that we’ll be back on NBC’s schedule in the fall and are looking forward to working on those episodes."
Cast members are also told to say they’re looking forward to working with the new showrunners and that they weren’t consulted on Harmon’s future.