Well that was a surprise. Yahoo! just came out of nowhere and picked up Community for a sixth season in the final hours before all the actors’ deals were set to expire. The important stuff: The season will run for 13 episodes on Yahoo! Screen, and Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna will return to steer the ship. This is good news.
“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!”
McHale added, “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.”
So now, after five seasons of ratings watching and scandals and members of the cast leaving and the showrunner getting fired and the show almost getting canceled and the showrunner getting re-hired and other members of the cast leaving and the show actually getting canceled and the show almost getting picked up and then not getting picked up and going down to the wire before everyone’s contract ended, Community will get its much-hyped sixth season after all, thanks to a search engine. It was almost too easy.