Accepted: ‘Community’ Is Coming to Yahoo
The cult hit TV show Community is being saved after all. The poorly rated series was cancelled by NBC after completing its fifth season and had been looking to online streaming services to save it, but reports came out last week that talks with Hulu had broken down, and the future of the series was looking grim as the actors’ contracts approached expiration. The cancellation was particularly heartbreaking given that the show’s creator, Dan Harmon, had promised fans that his goal was to make the show last for six seasons and a movie.
Now, Yahoo has announced that it’s picked up the beloved series for its online TV streaming service, Yahoo Screen. “I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo,” Harmon said in a press release from 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 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,” said star Joel McHale, who plays a disgraced and disbarred lawyer forced to go back to community college when it’s discovered that he doesn’t have a legitimate degree, in the press release.