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Netflix gave us “House of Cards,” “Orange is the New Black” and that Mitt Romney documentary. Then Amazon struck back with their exclusive deal to distribute HBO shows. Hulu does stuff too. But don’t rule out Yahoo! trying to enter into the streaming video game, because they’re bringing the heat. They’re reviving the recently canceled former NBC series “Community” for a sixth season, and they’re bringing it back with a vengeance. Welcome back to Greendale, Motherfuckers.
Yahoo!, which has been aggressively trying to enter the news and entertainment field, including hiring Katie Couric as their “Global Anchor” and partnering with ABC News and “Good Morning America,” announced today that they are rescuing the cult hit series from cancellation, picking it up for 13 episodes, and bringing back the full cast and crew as well! Yay, everyone’s back!
Well, except for Chevy Chase, who left the show a couple of seasons back after publicly feuding with series creator Dan Harmon. And probably not Donald Glover’s crazy ass either, because he’s melting the fuck down.
But Dan Harmon is back, Joel McHale is back, and “Community” fans are one step closer to the “Six Seasons and a Movie” mantra they hold so dear.
“I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo,” Harmon said in a statement. “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 best part is that Yahoo! literally pulled the robbery on Hulu, which can’t really seem to get its shit together on just about anything, despite the fact that Comcast/NBC, which used to air “Community” literally owns 32% of the company. Yahoo! closed the deal at almost literally the 11th hour; the cast members’ contracts were set to expire TONIGHT. Crazy.
Joel McHale had this to say: “‘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.”
And I sure do hope they swear. I hope they swear up a motherfucking shitstorm of shit fucks.
[via Entertainment Weekly]