After a deal with Hulu fell through last week, Yahoo has officially come to Community’s rescue Monday, announcing it will produce and stream a sixth season of the show that NBC canceled this spring. 13 new episodes will be available for streaming on Yahoo Screen starting this fall.
In a press release, series creator Dan Harmon poked fun at the show’s one-time competition, saying, “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!”
“’The reports of our cancelation have been greatly exaggerated.’ —Mark Twain (The other version of this quote has been wrong for years),” star Joel McHale added in a statement of his own. “#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.”
Finally, Kathy Savitt, CMO of Yahoo added, “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.”
The casts’ contracts expired today, June 30, making it the last chance for show to get its highly-anticipated online renewal.
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