Community has had quite the history, and it’s a major feat that the show has managed to stay on the air despite the struggling ratings and behind-the-scenes malarkey that has been thrown in the show’s way throughout its run. Surprisingly, the show has remained a resilient cult favourite, fulfilling the “six-seasons-and-a-movie” doctrine. The show has seen Chevy Chase falling out with series creator Dan Harmon; Harmon then getting fired; Chase deciding to leave; Season four losing its way due to the departure of Harmon; Harmon being reinstated. And, just when we thought things were copacetic, show favorite Donald Glover announced his plans to leave, with Yvette Nicole Brown following suit after season five. You have to admire the tenacity of the remaining cast and crew and the respect they uphold towards the fans.
Despite the trials and tribulations, we will be all be receiving our weekly dose of Greendale Community College, and all the wacky going-ons that we are used to seeing by now – and what’s more, we don’t have that long a wait as the premiere date has just been set.
Yahoo have just confirmed during yesterday’s TCA press tour panel that the sixth season of the cult comedy Community will start its 13-episodic run on Tuesday, March 17, with two new episodes, with each consecutive week showing another new episode.
Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong will all be returning for the final season. Paget Brewster and Keith David will be joining the original cast. Brewster will play Francesca “Frankie” Dart, a consultant hired to improve Greendale, and David will be playing Elroy Patashnik, a retired scientist. There is no doubt that the Abed/Troy dynamic will be sorely missed. However, we still have the Annie/Britta dynamic, and also Jeff’s cynical dynamism with the who group, and the new characters are sure to add some much needed punch that’s been missing from the last few seasons.
Yahoo picked up on the Comedy series last June after NBC cancelled the the comedy. Several other streaming services expressed interest including Esquire, Hulu, and Crackly, until Yahoo finally snapped it up on the day the cast options were scheduled to expire.
Community is the kind of show that will constantly find new fans after it has ended and went into syndication, and given that fans are being treated to a movie, it’s a good send-off for those who have stuck by the show during its ups and downs. It’s been a bumpy ride, but with Harmon announcing they are going back to the feel of the first season, hopefully they will end their episodic run on a high note!
Are you a Community fan? Consequently, are you looking forward to the final season of the show?
You can watch the cast announce the Community Season 6 premiere date below.
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