Joel McHale Confirms ‘Community’ Has Been Canceled (Again)
Well, Community did it. The fanbase demanded six seasons and a movie, and while they haven’t gotten the movie, they did get to six seasons thanks to Yahoo, who stepped in after NBC canceled the series. But, unfortunately for the show and its fans, it’s looking like six seasons is all they’ll get.
In an interview with Metro Weekly, star Joel McHale confirmed that Community had been canceled.
MW: Is it getting another season on Yahoo?
McHALE: No. They wanted to. But all of our contracts were up after six years. All the actors on the show, almost without exception — their stock has risen significantly and it’s out of the pay rate that is affordable to make the show. So you’re not going to be able to get Alison Brie or Gillian Jacobs at a normal television salary anymore. There is just not enough money to be able to pay for the show.
Ultimately, I can’t say this is particularly surprising, since this sixth season just felt like a final season, in a lot of ways. But it’s still a shame to lose a comedy that was still funny right up until the end.
Of course, there’s still Rick and Morty, for fans that need that Dan Harmon experience. Hell, it’s an amazing series everyone should be watching anyway.
Then again, it might not be entirely over for Community if Sony actually ever follows through with plans for that movie.
But what do you think of the cancellation of Community? Sound off in the comments!