Community Is Heading to Yahoo
Yahoo Screen will produce 13 episodes of season six
Deadline.com reported that Sony Pictures TV and Yahoo closed a deal Monday to revive the cancelled sitcom Community for a sixth season, which will air with thirteen new episodes this fall on Yahoo Screen. The deal came through just as options on the cast were set to expire. The cable channel Esquire, along with online services Hulu and Crackle, were rumored to have been among Community's suitors since the cancellation.
Community creator Dan Harmon, who is returning as executive producer, said in a statement, "I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo... I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, Bang Bus!"
As far as casting goes, Kathy Savitt, CMO of Yahoo said, "We couldn't be more excited to work with Dan [Harmon], Joel [McHale], and the entire cast" so it seems as though a decent number of cast members are in for season six.
Community star Joel McHale, who started the viral hashtag #darkesttimeline after NBC announced the show's cancellation in May, tweeted Monday a new hashtag to celebrate the Yahoo pickup: #CommunitySixthSeason. And the internet could not be more excited right now.
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