It was down to the wire, but “Community” has been revived for a sixth season on Yahoo Screen! The cast’s contracts were set to expire tonight at midnight so the show had to be renewed today at the latest and thankfully Yahoo came to the rescue.
Show creator Dan Harmon and cast members Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong have all agreed to be involved in the sixth season.
“Community” Season 6 on Yahoo Screen will consist of 13 episodes being released all at once. One step closer to #SixSeasonsAndaMovie.
Harmon released a statement,
“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, BangBus!”
McHale also commented,
“‘The reports of our cancellation 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. It’s the Internet. We can swear now.”
Yahoo CMO Kathy Savitt knows a good move when she sees it. She said,
“Yahoo is all about connecting the best creators to the audiences who love their work. ‘Community’ has an incredibly passionate and loyal fan base who have fought hard to keep this amazing show alive. We couldn’t be more excited to work with Dan, Joel, and the entire cast, as well as Sony, to deliver a great season 6.”