The first five seasons of the ratings-challenged Community aired on NBC. In mid-2014, Dan Harmon’s-then-not Dan Harmon’s-then again Dan Harmon’s sitcom — which was down two original cast members (Donald Glover and Chevy Chase) — was canceled, a year short of #SixSeasonsAndAMovie.
Sensing an opportunity, Yahoo! Screen picked up Community for season six, which was both good and bad. The good: more Community. The bad: what the hell is Yahoo! Screen? No one quite figured that out, and after losing a ton of money, Yahoo! ditched its streaming service. Thing is, season six of Community was, after some early episode growing pains, actually really good! But because Yahoo! Screen had a lousy interface and lacked in original programming (Community and Paul Feig’s sci-fi comedy Other Space were the notable offerings) to warrant attention, no one watched. You should, however, check in with the Greendale gang now that every episode of Community is on Hulu.
If you stopped watching Community after Harmon was fired (i.e. before the Gas Leak), season six might be unrecognizable. Not only is it missing Glover and Chase, but Yvette Nicole Brown had to depart for all but two episodes to look after her ailing father. In stepped Paget Brewster and Keith David, who did a better job of fitting into the ensemble than Jonathan Banks. The paintball episode is impressive; the (series?) finale is a gem; and the end tags are hilarious, particularly the breakdown in “Basic RV Repair and Palmistry.”
Maybe Hulu’s interested in #AndAMovie, too?