Hulu already has streaming rights to the first 5 seasons but it was announced recently that they have nabbed the rights to stream the sixth season of “Community.”
This is a huge win as the sixth season of the series actually streamed on Yahoo Screen (something most of us never got around to figuring out.) Now, the series will be complete thanks to Hulu purchasing the rights.
Now someone just needs to produce the movie and we will all be set.
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.
“Community” season 6, the resurrected tv series courtesy of Yahoo, finally has a premiere date. The upcoming season will air the first two episodes on Yahoo! on March 17, with a new episode every Tuesday after that.
The show was created by Dan Harmon for NBC before it was cancelled after season 5 after cancellation was threatened for several years. Season 6 will see the return of series stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Allison Brie, Danny Pudi, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong.
Harmon was asked whether the season on Yahoo! would be the show’s final season (again) and Harmon responded that he’s “definitely not writing it as if it’s the end.” Harmon also revealed that each new episode would be less of a theme per episode and rather it would be “just a bunch of Community-themed episodes.” The loss of Shirley, played by Yvette Nicole Brown who announced she would not return for season 6, will be explored in the first episode.
“This show has learned how to survive like a pine tree. We retain moisture.” He then went on to joke that “it’ll be weird when we get canceled by the Internet and just become a roving band of improvising street performers.”
The Greendale Seven is now down to the Greendale Four as Yvette Nicole Brown has announced she will not be returning for the show’s highly anticipated sixth season.
Brown starred as Shirley Bennett on the first five seasons but reportedly asked producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna to release her from her contract due to personal family reasons.
She told TVGuide that the decision came due to her father falling ill.
“My dad needs daily care and he needs me,” Brown informed TVGuide. “The idea of being away 16 hours a day for five months, I couldn’t do it. It was a difficult decision for me to make, but I had to choose my dad.”
Harmon and McKenna released a joint statement regarding Brown leaving the cast. They said,
“Yvette was an integral part of Community and is irreplaceable. We are sad to see her go and wish her the very best.”
Unfortunately Brown isn’t the only cast member not returning. Jonathan Banks will not be a season 6 cast member due to the AMC series, “Better Call Saul.”
To fill the gaps, “Community” is casting for two new characters: a woman who has been “brought in as a consultant to help shape up the school” and a “retired salesman who comes to Greendale to reinvent himself.”
While this is not really a trailer of what we can expect in the upcoming sixth season, it is still quit enjoyable. Yahoo trailer are known for creating pretty great trailer already, so for this “Community” season 6 trailer they put together clips from past seasons and it is all together hilarious.
Currently we don’t have a premiere date but based on the video it seems that Yahoo is all on board the weirdness train that is “Community.”
“Ratings? Where we’re going we don’t need ratings.”
Check out the pseudo-trailer below:
When it was down to the last few hours, many people had given up on the idea that “Community” would be revived. But one of the stars of the series, Joel McHale says he never gave up.
“I had no doubt we would be back. Much like a Japanese general in World War II, the only option was victory or suicide. As I’ve said a lot, I love the show. I know most of you watch on tiny little screens and now we’re on one. F— you network television!”
Other stars of the series seemed to love the show just as dearly as McHale did. Gillian Jacobs revealed that she cried when she found out it was canceled originally.
“I definitely shed a tear when we were canceled. I cried in my car. I didn’t want to let go of the show, because I think there are a few times in your life where you get to work on something as groundbreaking … and heartbreaking as this show.”
Thanks to Yahoo! Screen, SixSeasonsandaMovie is on its way to becoming a reality. Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna announced that the 6th season will release in the traditional format with each of the 13 episodes releasing on a weekly basis. They haven’t revealed when we can expect the new season to premiere.
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.”
Yet another let down for the “Community” fan base. Sony and Hulu were in talks over the last few weeks to bring the show back for another season but now it seems the plans have faltered.
According to a report from TVLine, Hulu walked away from the negotiations about reviving the series for a sixth season.
Talks between Sony and Hulu began last month which came as no surprise considering the success of prior seasons of “Community” on the streaming service.
Despite the let down, TVLine asserts that “Sony does not give up that easily.” Does this mean that another avenue to bring back “Community” is still open? If so, Sony needs to be swift because the cast’s current deals are about to expire on June 30.
Every day “Community” fans wonder if the show will be revived as we religiously check the news outlets for any new information. This week at least we learned that show creator, Dan Harmon, confirmed that he is in discussions with Hulu about bringing the series back with the subscription based service.
Here comes the bad news. Harmon still seems to think the chances are pretty slim.
“What I can’t say and what I’m pretty cynical about, just because I think it’s better to be pessimistic and be pleasantly surprised, is that they could make anything happen,” says Harmon, “It’s a big cast full of talented people with a lot of options. And when all that is done, you’d have to make a deal with me and I wouldn’t want to do it without (writer producer Chris) McKenna.”
Harmon explains that part of his cynicism comes from the losses the show has already experienced such as the exists of Donald Glover (Troy) and Chevy Chase (Pierce.) But hey they gained John Oliver and Jonathan Banks, that’s got to count for something right? Harmon also mentions that there is no guarantee that the entire cast would return for a sixth season.
Even worse is that Harmon doesn’t even seem sad about the cancellation of “Community” back in May after it’s fifth season.
“It didn’t really impact me in any huge way. I breathed a sigh of relief that it was all over. And then I had moments when I said ‘Wow, it’s really over and that’s a huge bummer.’”
So, “Community” fans, the question is, do we want the show to return when the creator’s heart really doesn’t seem to be in it?
“Community: The Complete Fifth Season” will officially release on DVD on August 5. After that? We have no more “Community” ever again.
In season 5, we got to experience the return of show creator Dan Harmon. It also had new cast member Jonathan Banks and the return of John Oliver, and it was amazing. On the flip side we lost Donald Glover (Troy) and Chevy Chase (Pierce.)
The DVD release will feature commentary on every episode along with bonus content that includes outtakes and two all-new featurettes.
- Re-Animating the ’80’s
- An inside look at the team behind the animation on the episode “G.I. Jeff” and the process of developing the look, script, and characters.
- Advanced Television Production: 5 Days, 2 Scripts, No Sleep
- A 42 minute in-depth and intimate look into the writers’ room with creator Dan Harmon. The featurette documents Harmon as he writes two episodes in a very short amount of time, while managing his other duties as Showrunner, from attending rehearsals and reshoots to meeting with the crew on upcoming productions issues.
Community: The Complete Fifth Season episodes include:
- Introduction to Teaching
- Basic Intergluteal Numismatics
- Cooperative Polygraphy
- Geothermal Escapism
- Analysis of Cork-Based Networking
- Bondage and Beta Male Sexuality
- App Development and Condiments
- VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing
- Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
- G.I. Jeff
- Basic Story
- Basic Sandwich
DVD Special Features Include:
- Commentary on every episode
- Two Featurettes