Aaaaaaand we’re back.
Yahoo Screen has answered the prayers of everyone who has spent the last six weeks mourning the Greendale Six: Community is coming back for its long-fabled sixth season. The cast’s contracts were due to expire yesterday, causing fans to almost lose hope. Dan Harmon and company came through in the end, just like the lovable underdogs we know them to be.
So far, Yahoo Screen has been selling what we want to buy. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Zack Van Amburg, president of programming and production at Sony Pictures Television, told us that “The budget won’t be cut one dollar. We didn’t want to be producing the show at any less of the quality or production value that we had been producing. Yahoo came in with finances that were undeniable.”
In addition, since scripts for the comedy tended to run on the longer side, we could actually get even more Community per episode. The episodes are due to make a fall debut (October 19, perhaps, in an even grander Take That to NBC?)
As for the fan reaction? Joy is an understatement. The subreddit for Community exploded in happiness, and I can’t help but agree.
Six Seasons and a movie. Now and forever.