Following NBC’s cancellation of Community after five seasons, could the comedy series find a sixth season on another network?
Deadline reports that despite interest from elsewhere, there are no plans in place to revive the series:
I hear there has been incoming interest in reviving the Sony TV-produced show from a suitor but a deal is not likely. I hear creator Dan Harmon, who returned as showrunner for Season 5 after a season-long dismissal, is ready to move on to other things, prepping Season 2 of his Adult Swim animated comedy Rick & Morty and figuring out his next project. Still, he is not parting with the show lightly. “We all know what happened yesterday, we all got drunk,” Harmon said on his live podcast at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival taped the day after the Community cancellation. “I was in a place of grief…It’ll take weeks to sink in.” The day Community was axed, Harmon was flying to Portland for the fest.
“I was on my way to LAX and somebody from Sony called me,” Harmon said. “The fans of that show have more reason to be upset than I do. I can try to make another show and also I got paid for every minute I cared about that show. The people that are most devastated are people who put unpaid labor into the show [aka fans]. They didn’t get compensated for it. They loved the show.”