Six seasons and… out.
Joel McHale has confirmed the obvious: Community‘s most recent sixth season on Yahoo will be its last.
In an interview with Metro Weekly, Greendale’s fearless leader revealed that Yahoo was interested in a Season 7, but financial issues doomed any potential renewal. “All of our contracts were up after six years,” he noted. “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.”
But here’s the good news for the Greendale gang: As Dan Harmon told TVLine last month at Comic-Con, the franchise will likely fulfill its #sixseasonsandamovie destiny. His plan: “We wait a little bit, let [the cast] explore their awesome careers, and then we get together for an incredible movie.”
A Sony rep, meanwhile, maintains that the future of Community is “still undetermined.”