In today’s world of digital streaming, you did not truly believe “Community” was gone for good, did you?
The show, which was somewhat surprisingly cancelled by NBC after its fifth season, has been very unsurprisingly saved by an online service.
News came Monday that Yahoo! has ordered a thirteen-episode sixth season of “Community.” That confirmation came hours before Sony TV’s options on the cast members were due to expire.
Made in the nick of time, the deal keeps the full cast on board. Creator and showrunner Dan Harmon will resume his leadership duties, and Executive Producers Chris McKenna, Russ Krasnoff and Gary Foster will also remain attached to the series.
“I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo,” said Harmon. “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 thirteen-episode season, which brings the series one step closer to delivering on the #sixseasonsandamovie promise, is due to begin airing this fall on Yahoo! Screen.