Hulu Might Just Make COMMUNITY’s Sixth Season a Reality

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Earlier this month, NBC officially cancelled the fan-favorite series Community after five seasons.  As followers of the beleaguered ensemble comedy know all too well, this cancellation puts them one season (and a movie) short of their “Six Seasons and a Movie” rallying cry.  However, we’re lucky enough to live in a world where network television is not the be-all and end-all for original programming, even if they do happen to own the streaming platforms where their dumped properties eventually end up.  As such, Hulu is reportedly in talks for more original installments of Community.  Hit the jump for more.

community joel mchale yvette nicole brownAs Deadline reports, Hulu is in talks with Community producer Sony Pictures TV for new episodes.  Now, before you get too excited, the source stresses that these are preliminary talks and won’t necessarily lead to a deal.  Here’s a shortened version of what show creator Dan Harmon had to say about the show’s potential transition (via his blog):

I will confess, however, that when Sony called me on Friday with the news, there was brief discussion at the end of the call about the concept of the show living elsewhere, and I was definitely in the “eh” column. For a million reasons, some selfish, some creative, one logistic, five sexual, three racist (in a good way) and, oddly, nine isometric… I said “eh” on a Friday afternoon, I will change it to a “sure, let’s talk” on Monday morning and Sony can do their thing. I’m not going to be the guy that recancels cancelled Community.

I’m scared to tell you how little a difference I think my enthusiasm will make. I know fandom, when it gets this deep for this long, becomes almost religious, including the urge to stone the less than faithful. But there are lots of reasons a Communityresurrection could be difficult. So be prepared for that. Which brings us to the other thing, the first thing, that most of the anxious tweets are about…

If you want to know the God’s honest truth, part of my “eh” was coming from the unsettling thought of your passion for campaigns being once again exploited by this rather unfair, somewhat backward system, one that now treats you like it’s your responsibility to keep a show alive, like a corporation is doing you a favor by feeding you low grade opiate through a regulated tube. Like you owe them an apology when they can’t measure or monetize you to their satisfaction. You deserve better.

We’ll keep an eye on this story to see if anything develops in the coming months.

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  • World’s Finest Comments

    I’m still upset with NBC. Congratulations, you proved all those Daniel Tosh jokes right. I hope you’re proud of yourselves for that.

    • LEM

      I thought he just stole show material from Reddit.

      • World’s Finest Comments

        Or Ray William Johnson… which is just as sad.

    • Kcchief2006

      You can’t blame NBC… Nobody watched the show. They got it to syndication and that’s quite the accomplishment.

      • World’s Finest Comments

        Here’s where you’re wrong. People did watch the show. Where exactly do you think this outrage is coming from?

      • kcchief2006

        Yes. And people watched The Michael J Fox show too. Doesn’t mean enough people watched it for NBC to continue spending money and time slots on it. Especially after making such a ratings jump this year, their time slots became more valuable.
        Listen, I enjoy Community. And Parks and Rec & Hannibal are probably two of my favorite shows on TV. But had NBC cancelled them this year, I woulda said “Not surprised, nobody watched it.” Just because somebody is outraged, doesn’t mean it’s a large outrage.

  • LEM

    Dan Harmon can now focus on “Rick and Morty”.

  • kps

    It’s the hope that kills…

  • 80sRobot

    I hope it won’t be like Netflix’s revival of Arrested Development where most of the actors couldn’t even be bothered to share the same scenes with one another. If Hulu can’t get them to produce a new season of Community as if NBC would (where the actors can be all in the same friggin room), then they should not waste their money.

    • randommale7

      it wasn’t that they couldn’t be bothered it was because their schedules were too packed and would remain packed because of constant commitments.

  • Yurine

    I would like just 1 more season to maybe properly end the series.

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