'Community' is renewed for a sixth season, but showrunner Dan Harmon wants Donald Glover to come back.
'Community' is saved, but its resurrection isn't complete just yet. According to showrunner Dan Harmon, he's not content with just getting his show back - he wants Donald Glover back in the cast, too.
The new season of 'Community' will premiere this fall
The cult sitcom was picked up for a new season last month by streaming service Yahoo Screen after NBC canned it, and it was a move that was widely praised. 'Community's upcoming sixth season will debut for everyone's streaming pleasure later this fall. Though all of the cast will return, Glover still won't. The 30 year old rapper/actor left the show last year and only appeared in five episodes last season before bidding farewell for good. But, with 'Community's new lease on life, Harmon is hoping things will change.
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With 'Community' picked up by Yahoo Screen, does the streaming service have what it takes to make the show a hit?
‘Community’ fans: rejoice! Put down your pitchforks and send all of your scathing blog posts to the drafts section, because the show is officially coming back for a sixth season. In what was widely considered a surprise across the industry, the show was picked up by Yahoo Screen last week after talks fell apart with the streaming service Hulu. "I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo," showrunner Dan 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, BangBus!"
Yahoo Screen picked up ‘Community’ for a sixth season
Harmon’s plans to de-throne BangBus may be a little farfetched, but the move from television to Internet for Community will undoubtedly work in the show’s favor. Over the years, it constantly struggled to keep up ratings, but there was always a strong Internet and social media presence with its fanbase that supported ‘Community’ through thick and thin. When the show was eventually canceled by their network NBC in early May, it looked like it was going to be the end of its five year run – however, it always had a chance to strive online.
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'Community' is returning for season six, on Yahoo.
Sony Pictures Television has cemented its status as the biggest champion of original programming after reaching a deal with NBC to revive cancelled cult comedy Community for season six on Yahoo.
Dan Harmon will be back as executive producer for 'Community' season six. [Photo: Getty Images, credit: Valerie Macon]
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the deal came after weeks of discussions with everyone from NBC, Hulu and other suitors.
Streaming site Hulu is in talks to bring back 'Community,' and here's why it's necessary.
Don’t count ‘Community’ out just yet. The former cult television show had been facing cancellation for years, and NBC finally gave it the axe in early May after ratings once again failed to live up to expectations. However, the show might just get another chance: the streaming website Hulu is in talks with Sony Pictures Television to bring ‘Community’ back for a sixth season.
Hulu may be bringing Dan Harmon's 'Community' Back
“We've been on the receiving end of some phone calls, but we really need to get together with the Community team and have real conversations and figure out the future. If there's any show that should have a future or could have a future, it really feels like Community is the one,” Sony Pictures Television co-president Jamie Erlicht told The Hollywood Reporter.
Continue reading: Hulu In Talks To Revive 'Community': The Reasons Why It's Necessary
These streaming platforms know what they're doing...
We’re picturing a superhero clad in green and black spandex, flying down to silence a hoard of angry Community fans protesting out NBC’s headquarters with news that Hulu are saving their beloved show. Hulu are thinking of resurrecting Community, in case you didn’t get that from that.
Is 'Community' Coming Back?
There was uproar when NBC announced it was cancelling Dan Harmon’s hugely popular comedy, which somehow can’t translate that cult following into the kind of viewing figures NBC want. But Hulu are – according to people like The Hollywood Reporter – in talks with Sony Pictures Entertainment with a view to bringing it back for a sixth season on the streaming service.
Continue reading: Hulu To The Rescue? 'Community' Resurrection Talked About For Streamer
Our first look at season five of the NBC sitcom shows life after Greendale
Community will at last be back on our screens in the new year and to celebrate the long-awaited return of the Greendale Seven (whose numbers have admittedly declined since the start of the show) an all-new trailer has been released by NBC. Marking the return of series creator Dan Harmon to the helm, the new trailer is a cinematic feast, coming across more as a movie trailer than a promo for a television series.
Dan Harmon and Joel McHale both make their welcome returns to Greendale Community College
It seems as though Joel McHale's Jeff Winger has finally been able to reignite his law career after spending four years at the community college, only for it all to come crashing down as soon as he could get things moving again. The pop culture references are right here just as you would expect, with Abed (Danny Pudi) comparing Winger's return to Greendale with season nine of Scrubs, posing, "It could be like Scrubs season nine - a revamp, a do-over."
Continue reading: Trailer For 'Community' Season Five Hits The Web [Video]
The new format comes with a host of new challenges.
Dan Harmon has a new animated show! This is exciting! The new endeavor is called Rick and Monty and airs on Adult Swim. Those familiar with Harmon’s work are naturally expecting this to be nothing short of a new Futurama. Side note: if you’re not familiar with Community at least, what are you doing with your life?
Rick and Monty will be Harmon’s first foray into the world of animation and tells the story of a somewhat dysfunctional family – Rick is the ageing eccentric inventor, while Monty is his somewhat dull grandson. Monty often gets involved in Rick’s inventor-type activities (go watch the show) and hilarity ensues.
Harmon's only source of pride is his writing.
The popular character will have a smaller part this time
The ever-troubled show Community has been dealt another blow as it was revealed that Donald Glover – a real fans’ favorite – is to appear in only 5 out of the scheduled 13 episodes of season 5. That’s right, you’ll be seeing less of Troy Barnes, but on the upside, you Glover fans will be seeing more of Childish Gambino – the multi-talented actor/musician’s rap alter ego.
Here's Donald Glover being Childish Gambino
Instead of just leaving the show, which isn’t a rare occurrence for Community – troubled as it is – no: Glover and Sony Pictures Entertainment have worked out a way for him to see out season 5 by appearing in 5 episodes. This will allow Sony to save some cash, which is never a bad things in these times of austerity, and allow Glover to focus on his surprisingly fragrant music career, which includes the track Freaks and Geeks – click on that with caution, you under-18s, you.
A shining apology after a massive foot-in-mouth moment.
Dan Harmon, the creator of the beloved “Community” is a frequent sufferer of foot-in-mouth syndrome. He does know how to make one heck of an apology though, which he’s had to do a lot of in recent years. His latest missive comes in the form of a Tumblr post, regarding Harmon’s most recent comments about Community’s fourth season. For those new to the story, Harmon got booted off the show after its third season because of disagreements with NBC, for which he later apologized (notice a pattern here?)
Community moved on without him, for a season, but both fans and critics were disappointed with the show’s direction, until Harmon was brought back for season five. Apparently, he wasn’t happy about the fourth season either, making some very explicit comments about it – namely that for him, watching that infamous fourth season was like "flipping through Instagram just watching your girlfriend blow everyone" and "being held down and watching your family get raped on a beach." Now, it’s easy to see why said comments got him in trouble with everyone – from the network and the “Community” team, to fans who objected against the writer trivializing a difficult topic like rape.
To his credit, though, Harmon apologized for all that and more on his Tumblr, pointing out that he was to blame for “not considering anyone’s feelings but his own” and for speaking before thinking: "After five seconds of thinking, I realized, as usual, that other people might be hurt, and that I really need to do this whole 'saying things and thinking about other people' cycle in a different order at some point," Harmon admitted. "I was very much not thinking about anyone but myself while watching that season, which was the crime [...] I was just indulging my petty feelings about being left out. It seemed kind of funny at the time because it seemed at the time like I was the only person with feelings."
Will Dan Harmon be able to rescue the beleaguered 'Community'?
It's official! Dan Harmon is returning as show runner on NBC favourite Community for the show's coming season. Sony confirmed the news early on Monday (June 10, 2013), with the network following it up with a press release a couple of hours later. Harmon fans will remember how he was forced out of his position last year after an alleged behind-the-scenes bust up.
At the time, Harmon was replaced by David Guarascio and Moses Port for the fourth season, though it was not a smooth transition. Essentially, Harmon has been rehired to bring that 'Community feeling' back to Community and he'll once again be acting as executive producer.
NBC and Sony also confirmed that writer and producer Chris McKenna would also be returning as executive producer following his departure last May. The fifth season of the comedy is currently in development and confirmation on premiere dates should arrive sooner rather than later with Harmon and McKenna back on board.
Continue reading: Dan Harmon Back As 'Community' Show Runner. With A Beard. Maybe.