It’s been a rocky road with plenty of ups and downs for Dan Harmon‘s NBC show Community and when NBC announced the shows cancellation after five seasons, many fans figured that was the last straw for Greendale Community College. Now word is making the Internet rounds that Hulu has stepped in to save the day.
Community has a rabid fan base that is very active on the Internet and before the group could even begin to rally to save the show, talks were under way to bring Glendale to Hulu for a sixth season. When asked, Harmon had this to say:
I will confess, however, that when Sony called me on Friday with the news, there was brief discussion at the end of the call about the concept of the show living elsewhere, and I was definitely in the ‘eh’ column. For a million reasons, some selfish, some creative, one logistic, five sexual, three racist (in a good way) and, oddly, nine isometric. I won’t bore you with them. I mean, of course I will bore you with them. Boring you is my job, my hobby and my passion. But it doesn’t matter right now WHY I’d be lukewarm or if my reasons would be valid, what matters is, I won’t be lukewarm. I’ll heat up. I said ‘eh’ on a Friday afternoon, I will change it to a ‘sure, let’s talk’ on Monday morning and Sony can do their thing. I’m not going to be the guy that recancels cancelled ‘Community’.
At the end of the last episode, Harmon poked fun at NBC by including a fake NBC teaser about new shows coming to the network, it was pretty much one finaly poke in the network’s eye.
Harmon has long teased fans with the promise of six seasons and a movie when talking about the future of Community and it looks like he just might carry out his promise.
The finale scene of the season five finale had Danny Pudi‘s character Abed saying:
We’ll definitely be back next year, and, if not, its because an asteroid has destroyed all of human civilization. And that’s canon.
What might that sixth season bring? I’m willing to bet that an asteroid does hit Greendale in one episode, but just a small one.
What would you like to see in a sixth season? Go ahead and throw your Community Movie ideas in there too!