The veteran writers — who this fall face the task of filling the shoes left by departing series creator Dan Harmon — will make their public debut as the show's new executive producers on Friday at 10 a.m. during the Community Comic-Con session in the San Diego Convention Center's Ballroom 20.
Port and Guarascio will be joined on stage by executive producer Russ Krasnoff (who's been with the show from the beginning), as well as writers Megan Ganz and Andy Bobrow. Ganz and Bobrow have written some of the more recent fan favorite Community episodes and will be able to talk about the Greendale gang's eventful season three, while everyone on stage will begin to give some hints about what's pop-popping in season four.
Ganz wrote last season's heralded episode "Basic Lupine Urology," the show's Law & Order parody — which ended with shocking news about the demise of Star-Burns. Bobrow's writing credits on the show include "Pillows and Blankets," last season's Ken Burns-like documentary episode about the epic pillow fight that came out of a feud between Abed and Troy.
As TV Guide Magazine previously announced, Joel McHale (Jeff), Alison Brie (Annie), Danny Pudi (Abed), Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley) and Gillian Jacobs (Britta) are all slated to appear on the panel, while Chevy Chase (Pierce), Jim Rash (Dean Pelton), Donald Glover (Troy) and Ken Jeong (Chang) cannot make it to San Diego this year. TV Guide Magazine's Michael Schneider — that's me, writing about myself all journalistically and stuff in the third person — will moderate for a second year in a row.
The Community cast has reason to cheer — not only are they back for a fourth season (and have been upgraded to a larger ballroom at Comic-Con, to accommodate more fans), but the show recently scored a Critics' Choice TV Award for best comedy.