Now we just need the freakin’ movie!
“I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo,” said series creator (and returning showrunner) Dan Harmon 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, Bang Bus!”
Added leading man Joel McHale, “’The reports of our cancelation 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.”
Kathy Savitt, CMO of Yahoo, cited the show’s “incredibly passionate and loyal fan base” as a factor in the show’s pickup, adding, “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.”
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News of Community‘s rescue comes just days after our report that Hulu had abandoned talks to acquire the series and mere hours before a July 1 deadline (which is when Sony’s hold on the actors was set to expire).
All current (aka Season 5) series regulars will be back for Season 6. Donald Glover, meanwhile, will not be returning, TVLine has confirmed.