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"Community" will make return to Yahoo! in the fall
July 1, 2014 - Chris Pugh
Monday's announcement that the sixth season of "Community" has been picked up by Yahoo! is one that shows TV is changing.
Like the return of "Arrested Development" to Netflix last year, streaming services are not just making new television, but rescuing cancelled shows as well.
The quirky "Community" never found a permanent home on NBC, despite several campaigns through the show's history to save it.
But the last campaign, highlighted by the hashtag #SixSeasonsAndAMovie, was picked up by Yahoo! The show will release 13 new episodes this fall on the Yahoo Stream service.
No announcement has been made about a movie.
"I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo," show creator Dan Harmon said. "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 reports of our cancellation have been greatly exaggerated," show star Joel McHale said.
It will be interesting to see how the show does on the Internet. If it fares well, other shows may follow.
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AP This photo released by NVC shows, Jim Rash, left, as Dean Pelton, and Joel McHale as Jeff Winger, in a scene from season 5 of "Community." Yahoo says that it's giving the sitcom "Community" a sixth season online.