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Joel McHale Says “Community” is Dead


It looks like #sixseasonsandamovie might not be happening. Greendale and the crew are done according to star Joel McHale. He told Metro Weekly, that “Community” was dead, at least in its current television form. Here’s the relevant exchange:

MW: Is it getting another season on Yahoo?McHALE: No. They wanted to. But all of our contracts were up after six years. All the actors on the show, almost without exception — their stock has risen significantly and it’s out of the pay rate that is affordable to make the show. So you’re not going to be able to get Alison Brie or Gillian Jacobs at a normal television salary anymore. There is just not enough money to be able to pay for the show.

The show is dead but fans are hopeful the movie could still happen. Dan Harmon, the creator of “Community” has previously told EW that he wouldn’t write a script for a movie until he “missed” the show. Harmon left the show after season three following a feud with Chevy Chase (and NBC), but returned for seasons five and six.


Despite being a beloved cult hit show, “Community” was in constant danger of being canceled furing the five seasons it ran on NBC. After its first cancellation on NBC, Yahoo picked it up for the 6th and final season earlier this year.

No word yet on whether Harmon is eyeing a movie but fans surely are already campaigning with the famous #sixseasonsandamovie slogan created by one of the shows characters in an earlier season.

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