The battle has been long and hard-fought, but fans of Community can now sit back, crack open a bottle of no-no juice and breathe a sign of relief. For the folks over at Yahoo have decided to give the television show’s sixth (and final?) season a home via Yahoo Screen. Read on for all the details.
Sony Pictures Television worked hard and, after a brief and unsuccessful courtship with Hulu, managed to convince Yahoo that continuing the show was in the best interests of humanity. The sixth season will feature a total of 13 episodes, so it will be a bit shorter than earlier seasons and right in line with the later seasons. Better yet, they’ll be putting it together pretty quick so that they can air the new episodes this fall!
Once the deal was done, the man behind Community, Dan Harmon, had a few words to share:
“I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo. 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!”
Joel McHale (aka Jeff Winger) also had some emotions to share with the world regarding the sixth season’s new home:
“‘The reports of our cancellation 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.”
As for the folks over at Yahoo, the ones that gave the thumbs up to Community’s return, the CMO, Kathy Savitt, had this to say:
“Yahoo is all about connecting the best creators to the audiences who love their work. ‘Community’ has an incredibly passionate and loyal fan base who have fought hard to keep this amazing show alive. 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.”
And so the story unfolds. Harmon will get to continue his show, the fans will be able to witness yet another wonderful season of Community and, as McHale pointed out, the Greendale gang may now swear til their hearts content. Which brings up an interesting question – Will Community be lessened or made better once Harmon has a little more free rein over what he can and can not do on the show? And yet another question – If Yahoo gives the green light on a season 7, would Harmon do it or commit to his long-standing #sixseasonsandamovie plan?
What say thee, Nerd Readers? End it with a movie or would you be content to let Community run wild into a seventh season?