Community fans, get ready to yell: “Yahoo!“
The cult-favorite comedy has been rescued from cancellation by the online mega-portal and content company. Yahoo has picked up the previously canceled series for 13 episodes. And yes: Creator Dan Harmon is on board. So is the full cast. Executive producers Chris McKenna, Russ Krasnoff and Gary Foster too. Bonus: The characters can swear now.
Fans’ six-seasons-and-a-movie movie mantra is now one step closer to becoming a reality. Yahoo grabbed the opportunity to continue the adventures at Greendale Community College after Sony’s talks with streaming service Hulu fell apart last week.
“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!”
Added McHale, who on Friday shot down speculation that he could take of CBS’ Late Late Show: “‘The reports of our cancelation 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.”
The deal went nearly down to the wire as the show’s cast contracts expire tonight.
“Yahoo is all about connecting the best creators to the audiences who love their work,” said Kathy Savitt, CMO of Yahoo. “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.”