Sixth Season of Community Lands on Yahoo Screen


SUNNYVALE: Community, which was canceled by NBC last month, is being resurrected by Yahoo and Sony Pictures Television, with a 13-episode sixth season of the cult hit slated to become available exclusively on Yahoo Screen in the fall.

Starring Joel McHale, Community centers on a group of friends who attend the same community college. The ensemble comedy is created by Dan Harmon, who also serves as exec producer alongside Russ Krasnoff, Gary Foster and Chris McKenna. It is produced by Krasnoff-Foster Entertainment and Harmonious Claptrap production in association with Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television (SPT).

"I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo," commented 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!"

McHale said: "'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."

Kathy Savitt, the CMO of Yahoo, noted: "Yahoo is all about connecting the best creators to the audiences who love their work. Community has an incredibly passionate and loyal fan base who have fought hard to keep this amazing show alive. We couldn't be more excited to work with Dan, Joel and the entire cast, as well as Sony, to deliver a great season 6."

Zack Van Amburg, the president of programming and production for SPT, added: "The fans spoke and we listened. Thanks to Yahoo, and the amazing team that makes Community great, we've avoided the Darkest Timeline yet again and plan to deliver a fantastic season."