Yahoo Picks Up ‘Community’ For Sixth Season

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Community received an eleventh-hour reprieve this afternoon as Yahoo announced it has ordered 13 episodes of the canceled NBC comedy.

Entertainment Weekly reports that creator Dan Harmon will return with the entire cast, whose deals were set to expire today. They’ll be joined by executive producers Chris McKenna, Russ Krasnoff and Gary Foster.

“It’s been so long since I’ve seen the young maiden,” Harmon tweeted as the news broke, quoting the ballad “El Paso” that played so prominently in the finale of Breaking Bad. “My love is stronger than my fear of death.” He followed it with the hashtag “SixSeasonsAndAMovie,” the comedy’s longtime mantra.

The announcement arrives only days after Hulu broke off negotiations with Community producers Sony Pictures Television, leaving devoted fans of the show with little hope.

“I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo,” Harmon said 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!”

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Comments

  • Saad

    This just made my day

  • Richard Casey

    Okay, obviously this is AMAZING. But, I had no idea yahoo did tv.

  • Ben Baker

    So it’ll just.. be on Yahoo.com? Or will it be distributed by Yahoo on different platforms like Youtube or something?

  • Armando Forero

    Just die, already, Community. Literally nothing about this announcement gives anyone comfort.

  • JGLives

    Great news. It gives me GREAT comfort to know I can look forward to more Community. Stay alive, despite what Armando says ;)

  • Jason M Bryant

    It gives me comfort.

  • vin has ass cancer

    sadly i’d rather watch Bang Bus.

  • Jim

    Because you are a chronic masturbator.

  • vin has ass cancer

    yes, therefor i’d enjoy it more.

  • vin has ass cancer

    yeah boy!

  • Hamish Kanakaredes

    Venues like Yahoo seem perfect for shows with negligible ratings but that would probably also mean much less of a budget. ‘Course, none of what I saw of Community seemed to require much of a budget anyways so they shouldn’t be affected…

  • halfdogjury

    This is insane news

  • Kevin Brettauer

    Who hurt you, and why didn’t it stick?

  • Kevin Brettauer

    It’ll be on “Yahoo Screen”, whatever that is.

  • Ben Baker

    ….Yeah, Yahoo is going to be hard-pressed to make a decent profit off this one, assuming Sony still has the rights to put it on Netflix and etc. once the season is over.

  • James Gush

    can’t wait for the movie

  • DarleneCartangyf

    like
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  • alistaircrane

    Speak for yourself. I’m quite happy we’re getting a sixth season. We’re just one step away from fulfilling our destiny: #sixseasonsandamovie

  • alistaircrane

    A Vulture.com article suggested their budget will be around the same was it was for Season 5.

  • demoncat_4

    this just proves that community is like a phoenix of tv shows just when one thinks it has died for good it springs from the ashes and rises for one more go around.

  • Robb Welch

    You clearly don’t “get” Alison Brie.