Fans of the hit sitcom Community were pretty bummed out when the show was canceled recently after five seasons, significantly damaging hope for “six seasons and a movie.”
But these days being canceled isn’t necessarily a death sentence. With the rise of streaming media, other options exist. The hope that a company like Netflix or Hulu or Amazon will resurrect a dead series for their streaming service means faithful fans always have a little spark of hope.
For Community, that hope is now a reality. The comedy is indeed getting a season six after all, but its savior might not be who you were expecting.
Instead of Netflix or Hulu, it is instead Yahoo! who has saved Community. Sony Pictures Television is reviving the show for 13 new episodes, which will air on Yahoo! Screen.
Showrunner Dan Harmon will return for Community season six, joined by cast members Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong, and Jim Rash.
Of the exciting news, Harmon said:
“I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo. I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, Bang Bus!â€
With McHale adding:
â€œ’The reports of our cancelation have been greatly exaggerated.’ —Mark Twain (The other version of this quote has been wrong for years). # SixSeasonsAndaMovie is real. Thank you Sony. Thank you Yahoo. Thank you Dan Harmon. And thank you to the greatest f%$#ing fans in the history of the human race. Itâ€™s the internet. We can swear now.”
Season six of Community will arrive on Yahoo! Screen this fall.
[Source: Live Feed]