COMMUNITY Season 6 Will Return on Yahoo Screen

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Never underestimate Community’s power of resurrection.  After years facing cancellation on NBC, not to mention a showrunner change that drained the show’s creativity followed by the return of Dan Harmon the following season, the network finally brought the ax down this May, just as the series was on the cusp of fulfilling its unlikely “Six Seasons and a Movie” prophecy.  Talk then turned to a potential season six continuation on Hulu, but that prospect never came to fruition.  Sony TV had a contractual hold on the cast through June 30th, and as the days wound down, it looked like the show might finally be dead.  And then, almost as if on cue, Sony TV announced today that Community season 6 will continue on the interwebs via Yahoo Screen.  Hit the jump for more.

community-season-6This thing came down to the wire, but Sony TV announced today (via The Wrap), that Community will live on for a 13-episode sixth season on the web video service Yahoo Screen.  Harmon was fittingly cheeky regarding the news:

“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!”

Many assumed Hulu would become the new Community home since the streaming service holds exclusive streaming rights to all the other seasons of the show, but talks between Hulu and Sony TV never materialized in a deal.  Enter Yahoo Screen, which is host to a variety of content ranging from music videos to late night talk show segments to “awesome animal” clips.  As far as I know, this is their first original series, but I could be wrong; I’m not terribly familiar with the website.

All the series regulars from Community will likely be returning, though Jonathan Banks was only signed to a one-season stint for season five, so I wouldn’t expect him to pop back up (he’s also busy with Better Call Saul).  Harmon has made no secret of the fact that he’d love for Donald Glover to return at some point, so hopefully the actor can at least make an appearance.

This is surely welcome news for die-hard Community fans and acts as further proof that this show has some serious staying power.  Next stop: Community: The Movie?

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  • World’s Finest Comments

    SIX! SEASONS! AND! A! MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • appolox

      The prophecy must be fulfilled! Though I doubt they’ll be able to get that movie greenlit.

      • Guy

        Did Veronica Mars have a bigger fan base? Kick start this bitch.

      • World’s Finest Comments

        After this and the Veronica Mars film, anything is possible.

      • appolox

        Well that’s true. I’m not saying it’s impossible just that it’d be difficult for them to put it together. Also Vernoica Mars was a detective show so it had potential for a movie. But Community is about a bunch of narcissists at a college. It’s funny as hell but if they made a movie out of it, what would it be about? I’d love to go see a Community movie but the odds of it just seem stacked against them.

      • Guy

        Although it takes place at a community college it could really go anywhere Harmon’s imagination wants. We’ve had paintball, dark timeline, and zombie episodes. It’s just a matter of making an extended script that works as a movie. I don’t see what’s so difficult about it.

      • Guy

        Although it takes place at a community college it could really go anywhere Harmon’s imagination wants. We’ve had paintball, dark timeline, and zombie episodes. It’s just a matter of making an extended script that works as a movie. I don’t see what’s so difficult about it.

      • Christopher

        I’m fairly certain it will happen, though in a direct-to-VOD fashion. A Community film would never be released theatrically.

      • appolox

        Now that my man. Is a possibility

      • appolox

        Now that my man. Is a possibility

      • appolox

        Now that my man. Is a possibility

  • theBoi

    YAHOOOOOOO!!!

  • pwnednoob

    Very smart move on Yahoo’s part. I would have never heard of Yahoo Screen if it wasn’t for this. So Very Happy to have more Community! POP POP!

    • jay

      Magnitude lives!!!!!!

      • http://jamescameron.god James Cameron

        Pop pop!

  • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

    “I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online.”

    I can’t help but read that as a burn on NBC in suggesting a national network can’t match the viewing numbers of an online streaming service I (and probably many others) am just hearing about today for the first time.

    • Hey…HEY!

      I think it’s more of the fact that NBC never did jack squat to promote Community and Yahoo! is already giving it the nudge that it never got before.

      • Anthony Michael

        I think all of you guys are missing the obvious, especially with the bang bus joke. It’s all self deprecating. He’s poking a little fun at himself and the show for going to what is clearly a much smaller platform.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        I won’t argue that the final three sentences are definitely self deprecating, but I’m pretty sure that was a playful jab at NBC as well. A deserved one as well.

    • cruzzercruz

      It’s exactly that.

    • cruzzercruz

      It’s exactly that.

  • The Exploiter

    The darkest timeline has ended.

    • Kyle Chandler

      Meteor strike averted! I knew that Troy and Levar Burton had important things to do, and they just Bruce Willis’d the shit out of that ELE!

  • JIM

    EVERYBODY INVOLVED WITH COMMUNITY WILL BE SUED, KILLED, AND ERASED FOR STEALING MY WORK!!!!!! YOU WILL ALL PAY IN THIS LIFE AND THE NEXT!!!!!!

    • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

      Oh, I want to poke the bear.

      You’re a hack who wishes he had the creativity that Harmon does.

    • Snarky

      I missed you!

    • slimpunk

      Jim Rash? But…you have an Oscar!

  • Abed

    Cool. Cool cool cool.

  • McA

    In Harmon we trust!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is fucking great news!

  • theseeker7

    now if without the network restrictions we could only get a cameo from what was the original inspiration for little AnniesBoobs’ name… :D

  • Matheus Mafra

    YAAASSS!

  • Royale With Cheese

    This show deserves a farewell season but a part of me just wanted them to stop because how bad it had gotten. The last season finale was pretty horrible (digging for buried treasure?) and I was sort of relived when it was axed. The Abed and Troy chemistry was the heart of this show and without it the show really suffers.

    • Neven

      I’ve gotta disagree. Yeah, It wasn’t as good as first three seasons (Except first 5 episodes which were on par IMO), but it was faaaar better than that atrocity called Season 4.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        I can’t even bring myself to watch Season 4 again. It’s sitting on my shelf – unopened. Meanwhile the discs for the first three seasons are getting plenty of action. I can’t even convince myself it’s not as bad as I remember it being, because I’m pretty sure it’s even worse.

      • Kyle Chandler

        Best to just blame your lack of memories of Season 4 on a gas leak. A lot of that going around lately.

      • Royale With Cheese

        Yes, of course it was, but the show is dragging along while the wheels are falling off. Dan Harmon is one of a kind and maybe he comes up with something spectacular for this upcoming sixth season and trust me, I’d be as happy as you are but I just don’t see it happening especially after Harmon seems reluctant in wanting to continue the show himself. I would rather seem Harmon move on to something fresh and perhaps even take his writing to a premium paid channel where he wouldn’t be hindered by the challenges he faced on network television.

  • eternalozzie

    I know it’s cool to like this anti-culture sort of show but the reason it was canceled is it’s just not funny anymore … maybe Marissa Mayer and company can breathe some new life into it.

    • milo

      The argument “But you people only like (hate) it because it’s COOL to like (hate) it” is so tired.

      Are people really so insecure that it’s not good enough to have an opinion that disagrees with some other people, it has to be rationalized as your opinion is independent and well thought out and valid, and everyone else is a mindless sheep who just likes what they are told to like?

    • milo

      The argument “But you people only like (hate) it because it’s COOL to like (hate) it” is so tired.

      Are people really so insecure that it’s not good enough to have an opinion that disagrees with some other people, it has to be rationalized as your opinion is independent and well thought out and valid, and everyone else is a mindless sheep who just likes what they are told to like?

    • milo

      The argument “But you people only like (hate) it because it’s COOL to like (hate) it” is so tired.

      Are people really so insecure that it’s not good enough to have an opinion that disagrees with some other people, it has to be rationalized as your opinion is independent and well thought out and valid, and everyone else is a mindless sheep who just likes what they are told to like?

  • Yurine

    I hope they don’t make me sign up for Yahoo to watch this.

  • Yurine

    I hope they don’t make me sign up for Yahoo to watch this.

    • eternalozzie

      if you flickr account you already have a yahoo account … I could see where making a username and password could have massive repercussions on … nothing.

      • Yurine

        Or the fact i’m never going to use yahoo again after the season is over.

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