Back at the beginning of May, Human Beings across the globe realized that they might indeed be living in the darkest timeline as NBC announced they had cancelled fan favorite series Community, dashing its hopes of living up to its ubiquitous #SixSeasonsAndAMovie hashtag campaign. Rumors swirled that online outlets like Hulu would be reviving the series, but that turned out to be one giant dean-ssapointment. It seemed that all was lost for Community — until today. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that, this fall, Dan Harmon‘s little series that could will be coming to Yahoo Screen for 13 brand new episodes. Well, to Yahoo screen, we say this:
Dan Harmon will reprise his role as showrunner, joined by returning stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Ken Jeong, and Jim Rash. In addition, Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff, and Chris McKenna will be back as executive producers. Of the show’s return, Harmon said, “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!”
McHale also sounded off on the news of the show’s phoenix-like emergence from the ashes of cancellation: ““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.”
Speaking as a massive fan of the series, this news comes as a tremendous, if unexpected relief. It’s kind of like your cool uncle faked his death and then surprised you by pulling up at your Little League championship game in his bitchin’ Camaro right as you catch a fly ball in right field. Not saying that’s what happened to me, but you get the picture. I could go on and on about what a smart move this is considering the show built its reputation and fan base thanks to a robust online fandom, but I think this GIF sums things up quite nicely.
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[HT: The Hollywood Reporter]