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.
The term “six seasons and a movie” was originally coined by Abed (Danny Pudi) on Dan Harmon‘s TV comedy Community. And throughout its struggles of Chevy Chase and Donald Glover leaving, Harmon being kicked out for only a season, and ratings decline, somehow Community was able to last five seasons, which is far more than anyone would think.
However, NBC decided not to renew the cult sitcom for another season, and thus fans’ hopes of seeing the “six seasons and a movie” were crushed. To make matters worse, those same fans had hoped the comedy series would be revived on Netflix, only to find out the online network didn’t have the rights to pick it up.
Now a glimmer of hope has emerged, as Hulu is in the running to bring the show back for its sixth season.
It looks like the doors of Greendale Community College are closing forever.
Today any hope for intelligent, innovative comedy finding a home at NBC was almost permanently nuked like a microwaved gremlin as the network has announced the long-dreaded yet tragically inevitable cancellation of the cult favorite comedy series Community only a few weeks after the conclusion of its fifth season.
The deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel today is a mash-up of Abed from Community and Batman from The Dark Knight Rises called “Abed Rises” by Six Eyed Monster.
The shirt went on sale at RIPT today, Monday, March 17, 2014, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.
The t-shirt is available in men’s (through 3XL), women’s, and youth sizes for $10 each. Kids sizes are $10 (Girls, Toddlers, and Onesies); Hoodies for $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes). See images on product page for shirt colors. You can also get the design on coasters for $25; prints 18″³x24″³ for $20 and 24″³x32″³ for $40; headphones for $40; laptop sleeves for $30-$40.
Whenever one talks about the Untitled Web Series About a Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time one must always remember the question is never “where?” but “when?” So when Travis Richey dropped an Indiegogo video call-to-action on his YouTube, you know what question fell from the tip of my tongue. And when I learned that season two of said series would, in fact, be an honest to geekness movie complete with two famous doctors from long-standing science fiction TV series my question shifted from “when?!” to “GTFO!”
For more info, some videos, and to find out the answer to my questions and the names of the famous cameo doctors, you must drop below the cut.