Community Cancelled on NBC - Will Someone Else Step In For Season Six (And a Movie)?
NBC has finally dropped the ax on its always-on-the-bubble cult comedy Community, officially [...]
NBC has finally dropped the ax on its always-on-the-bubble cult comedy Community, officially ending its network TV run at five seasons. For the series -- which has had a running joke that it was angling for "six seasons and a movie" -- it's not the first threat to its longevity. It's been on the bubble since its second season, and showrunner Dan Harmon's exit at the beginning of Season Four seemed like it might kill the show (hardcore fans claimed to have abandoned it, but the ratings last year were about the same as they were in Season Three, or after Harmon's return in Season Five). That said, with 97 episodes in the can and a passionate fan base, many felt a final renewal to get them to that sixth season was more likely than, say, last year's season five pickup. Sony Pictures Television, which produces Community, will reportedly try to find it a new home on cable or a streaming service. The show has already been sold in syndication to Comedy Central, while Hulu owns the digital rights. In recent months, there has been some buzz (even before the cancellation) that Hulu might be interested in continuing the series if NBC couldn't make it profitable this year.