The “Community” lives! All thanks to Yahoo, the NBC cancelled TV series “Community” has been renewed for season six!
Ever since the show was cancelled in late April, fans have been demanding for the show to return with one last season and started the mantras, “Six Seasons and A Movie” and “SaveCommunity” on Twitter. And now, the fans are one step closer to the “Six Seasons and A Movie” mantra after Yahoo closed the exclusive rerun deal with Sony Pictures TV for an additional season.
According to Yahoo TV, “Community” creator Dan Harmon will return to the show along with his team of producers including Russ Krasnoff, Gary Foster, and Chris McKenna. Dan Harmon said in a statement:
“I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo,” Harmon said in a statement. “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!”
The deal was made just in time as the options for the cast were set to expire today. Thus, the regular cast of the show including Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong will return for an all new season. Joel Mchale expressed his gratitude in a statement and said:
“#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.”
The sixth season of Community is set to debut this fall with 13 episodes being released weekly on Yahoo Screen. With the renewal of “Community”, will the cable channels revive other shows in this list of axed TV series as well?