Yahoo and Sony Pictures Television today announced that "Community" will return this fall for a highly-anticipated sixth season, with 13 new episodes available exclusively on Yahoo Screen
Dan Harmon created "Community" and serves as executive producer. Russ Krasnoff ("The Soloist") also serves as executive producer, along with Gary Foster (Sleepless in Seattle
) and Chris McKenna ("The Mindy Project").
"I am very pleased that 'Community' will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo," comments Dan 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!"
Adds Mc Hale, "'The reports of our cancellation 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."
"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," said Kathy Savitt, CMO of Yahoo.
"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," said Zack Van Amburg, president of programming and production for SPT.
Adds Jamie Erlicht, president of programming and production, "You can't get to six seasons and a movie without a 6th season. Yahoo is the perfect home for the continuation of this journey."
The series is a Krasnoff-Foster Entertainment and Harmonious Claptrap production, in association with Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television.