Well, this feels familiar. 'Community' astonishingly gravitated closer and closer to its "Six Seasons and a Movie" mantra, particularity when season 5 saw acclaimed showrunner Dan Harmon return to the fold, but NBC has at long last called it quits. 'Community' has officially been canceled, according to the network, but will the Greendale Gang go on?
Logical as it might seem for NBC to bite the bullet on one more shortened season of 'Community' to reach its "six seasons and a movie" mantra, fans of Dan Harmon's eternally-bubbling series may be in for a rude awakening. Writer-producer Chris McKenna has cryptically tweeted that 'Community' is "dead," preparing fans for the notion that NBC may not include the series among its ongoing renewals.
UPDATE: NBC has officially announced that 'Community' has indeed been canceled.
'Community''s infamous "Six Seasons and a Movie" mantra has proven increasingly accurate with each surprise renewal, and while NBC has yet to formally decide on a sixth, and likely final season for the Greendale gang, new movie rumors suggest 'Fast and Furious' (and former 'Community) director Justin Lin may be eyed to helm a theatrical venture.
We'll admit to not having checked in very much with 'Community' creator Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's trippy Adult Swim sci-fi comedy 'Rick and Morty,' though we've noticed its rave reviews and surprisingly competitive ratings. That said, fans are in for some seriously good news: Adult Swim has officially picked up 'Rick and Morty' for season 2!
'Community' has delivered enough miracles to last a lifetime, whether by its renewal for second and third seasons, a Dan Harmon-less fourth, and, of course, a fifth season with Harmon's critically-lauded return, but last night's premiere once again pulled off the impossible. Find out how the Greendale gang managed the surprise premiere cameo of one of 'Community''s biggest stars!
Just when we thought the cinematic trailer for 'Community' season 5 showed us the series at its most impressive, we're swept beyond the darkest timeline. The newest two-and-a-half-minute trailer for our January return to Greendale proves the most epic yet, with our first looks at 'Justified' star Walton Goggins and an all-new Greendale war to come!
It'll be a month or so yet before Dan Harmon's voice returns to 'Community' season 5 for the January 2 premiere, but why wait that long for a fix? The 'Community' creator's new 'Back to the Future'-inspired Adult Swim series 'Rick and Morty' is available to watch online right now, featuring the voices of series creator Justin Roiland, '30 Rock' alum Chris Parnell and Sarah Chalke!
Just what showrunner shenanigans is 'Community' creator Dan Harmon trying to pull for the upcoming fifth season? Where recently we learned that 'Arrested Development' creator Mitch Hurwitz would return Harmon's favor by appearing as a Greendale student, now 'Breaking Bad' creator and showrunner Vince Gilligan will pop up in season 5 alongside former star Jonathan Banks!
We're not entirely sure when 'Arrested Development' creator Mitch Hurwitz will get back to the business of the Bluths, but the acclaimed showrunner has at least one new course load in the future: 'Community' season 5! Following showrunner Dan Harmon's lead, Hurwitz will guest in an episode of the coming NBC season, as will noted Adult Swim comedy duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.
Hard to imagine that 'Community' season 5 has already begun production, considering Dan Harmon, returning series creator, and the Greendale gang know ahead of time this year that NBC will likely hold the cult comedy to midseason. Nonetheless, production on the premiere has officially gotten underway, returning 'Childrens Hospital' and 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' star Rob Corddry to face off against Jeff once more!