A new 13-episode season was announced after NBC canceled it
It looks like #SixSeasonsAndAMovie wasn’t such a pipe dream after after all: the canceled, cult favorite NBC show Community is coming back — on Yahoo.
A new 13-episode season will find a home online with the tech giant’s video site, Yahoo Screen. Creator Dan Harmon, who returned to helm the show for its fifth season after previously getting fired, is on board.
“I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online,” Harmon said in a statement. “I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, Bang Bus!”
The last-minute deal closed the day the cast would have been released from their contracts at midnight, HitFix reports. Earlier this year, NBC canceled the show, which has a large online fanbase, while Yahoo has been planning to invest in its own original television-like programming along the lines of Netflix, which brought back cult comedy favorite Arrested Development last year.
“Thank you to the greatest f%$#ing fans in the history of the human race,” Community star Joel McHale said in a statement. “It’s the Internet. We can swear now.”