On Tuesday, Dan Harmon confirmed that Yahoo, who have been trying to get in on original programming in the same vein as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon for some time now, has officially picked up cult comedy Community for a sixth and most likely final season. The Internet giant Yahoo have entered into a deal with Sony Pictures Television to stream a 13 episode season of the widely popular show.
It's been so long since I've seen the young maiden. My love is stronger than my fear of death. #SixSeasonsAndAMovie
— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) June 30, 2014
Although long predicted, Community was officially axed by NBC in early May but given the show's extensive and devoted fan base, it only makes sense that the studio has been tryin thier best to find a new home for the quirky show. Hulu was a front runner, with rumours floating around the internet, that the streaming site would pick up the show. Yahoo, having never done this before, has been eagerly meeting with network executives, and this would be a great start for the internet company to infiltrate the live streaming market.
This statement was released on Yahoo's Blog
We can't promise a Community movie, but thanks to one Human Being-loving company (ahem, that's Yahoo), Community will be getting revived for a sixth season, set to premiere this fall on Yahoo Screen. Creator Dan Harmon and cast members Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong have all signed on for Season 6.
"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 reports of our cancellation have been greatly exaggerated,’" McHale said, attributing the quote to Mark Twain, joking that 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."
One of the original seven leads on the show, Joel McHale tweeted this;
Sixth season. #CommunitySixthSeason
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) June 30, 2014
Here's a tweet by Danny Puddy;
— Danny Pudi (@dannypudi) July 1, 2014
And all the rest soon followed suit;
— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) July 1, 2014
— Gillian Jacobs (@GillianJacobs) June 30, 2014
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) July 1, 2014
Vision Boards Work! #CommunitySixthSeason
— Jim Rash (@RashisTVUgly) June 30, 2014
Although a sixth season has been confirmed, according to reports by Vulture, it might not be it's last. Yahoo chief marketing officer Kathy Savitt gave this statement to Vulture "Our hope is to build and extend and prolong, the series beyond the upcoming season six. Our hope is...that it has a healthy future for season six and well beyond."
This doesn't mean more seasons are definitely on the way, but from here on out, people of the world, you have just one job: