‘Community’ Season 6 Teaser: Better, Stronger, Faster

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Community‘s five-year run on NBC was tumultuous. Each year the series would narrowly avoid cancellation, even continuing for a fourth season after its creator, Dan Harmon, was fired. Last season, both Harmon and Community returned, but it would only be for one more go with the network.

NBC announced earlier this year it would not renew Community for a season 6, and for a time it appeared the series’ triumphant return to form in season 5 had all been for naught. Hopes were well and truly dashed when even Hulu passed on reviving the comedy, but then came Yahoo to the rescue.

Thanks to Yahoo Screen – the site’s digital streaming channel - Community is one step closer to achieving that omnipresent milestone of ‘six seasons and a movie.’ However, since the announcement, details about when we can expect a return to Greendale have been slim.

At the show’s Comic-Con panel, Harmon didn’t have a whole lot of information concerning season 6 (besides revealing that the deal with Yahoo came at the last minute and that he doesn’t intend to shake-up the show’s formula).

community s5 surprise Community Season 6 Teaser: Better, Stronger, Faster

Much like this teaser (above), actually, which was also aired at the panel. Comprised entirely of clips from the series’ previous seasons (season 6 isn’t even written yet, let alone filmed), the teaser makes a point to remind us of Community‘s better moments and perhaps in the process hint at Yahoo’s plans for the series.

And thankfully, those plans appear to be leave Harmon to work his magic. As Joel McHale recently commented, “The restraints I’m assuming will be way less and it’s like this just playground now for [show creator] Dan [Harmon].” He also said, “Unencumbered Dan Harmon is very exciting.

Harmon, along with executive producer Chris McKenna, will continue to call the shots, and McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Ken Jeong, and Yvette Nicole Brown are all expected to return. John Oliver remains a possibility, but there’s been no word on whether Jonathan Banks would be returning as well or if another role is required to fill that Pierce Hawthorne-sized hole left by Chevy Chase’s season 4 departure.

One cast member who probably won’t return is Donald Glover, who left partway through Community season 5. On that subject, Harmon did have something to say at the Comic-Con panel: “Troy’s out there somewhere. He may be in peril. That’s what movies are made of.” Of course, everyone knows Community‘s mantra by now: ‘Six seasons and a movie.’

Community S5 Cast Community Season 6 Teaser: Better, Stronger, Faster

But discussing a movie is getting ahead of ourselves, as season 6 comes first. The 13-episode season Yahoo Screen ordered was first expected to air sometime this fall, but now it seems the earliest we could expect Community‘s return will be early 2015.

And while the show has made the transition from network television to streaming content, the intent is for Community to continue airing weekly, meaning new episodes will not drop all at once a la Arrested Development on Netflix.

Will you continue to watch Community once it begins airing on Yahoo Screen? What sort of changes, if any, do you expect or want in season 6? Sound off in the comments below!

Community season 6 will air on Yahoo Screen at some point in the near future. No premiere date has been set, but stay tuned to Screen Rant for more info.

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  1. So happy this found a home, loved it even when it was not so good.

  2. The whole “ignoring Season 4″ thing is getting really old and annoying. It feels like people think it’s the “cool” thing to do, and they think they’re really awesome by doing it. But I guess that’s the entire Internet with pretty much everything these days.

    I liked Season 4, and while Season 5 had great episodes, Season 4 at least tried to keep some overarching story constantly present instead of presenting it in episode 1 and then ignoring it until the final episode. I bet half of the Community “fans” didn’t watch more than 2 episodes of Season 4 and are just trying to be “cool” by hating on it, like I said above. It had some pretty good episodes and wasn’t “watered down” like so many people try to act like it is.

    • I watched every episode of Community. Although I don’t hate season 4 and I recognize that it had its occasional moments of brilliance, I thought it generally felt more like a pale imitation of its past seasons than a continuation of them. I’m excited to see what they’ll do with Season 6. I’ll be tuning in to Yahoo! Screen, and I’ll be turning off Adblocker when I do.

    • We like what we like and avoid what we don’t.

      I re-watch season 3 because it had, in my opinion, the best Deanisodes, or my favorites at least, and I just skip the epiChangs that are streets behind.

      Jeff’s best as the leader, not so much when chasing Alison Brie. And that whole changnesia thing was just bad writing and a waste of Ken Jeong. The only problems with the show is when they use terrible writers… and the fact that the creator was fired from it.

      With most sitcoms the earlier seasons are generally better anyway.

    • I liked how the trailer ignored season 4. That’s what happens when you cut the creator of a product out of the development and then that creator gets control again.

      I’ve rewatched Community a few times and season 4 just seems off. It’s still funny, but not quite the same level of funny. The pieces are all there, but it’s like everything is 2 inches to the left. Without Harmon at the helm, it just didn’t feel like the show I loved. Season 5 felt like Community once again, but had to deal with characters exiting. It was not the best season either. Season 2 & 3 is where this show hit it’s stride, and I’m looking forward to this incarnation of the show and see how it does without the network limitations. It could hurt the show if it goes into too raunchy type of comedy. Who knows what’ll happen, but I’m looking forward to watching it.

  3. “Cuz I am from the species known as sapien. Dogs used to eat me, but now they bring the paper in.”

    Sad show without Troy and Pierce anymore. I’m watching a rerun right now.

    “Donde esta la bibliotecha. Me llamo TBONE! La aranja discotecha!”

  4. I give this teaser 5 meowmeowbeans

    • Cool. Cool cool cool.

    • I’m a cat. I’m a SEXY cat.

  5. The heyday of community was an ensemble cast that relied much on Chase’s zaniness & Glover’s charm & hilarity, either solo or as half of Troy & Abed.

    I really want to see that old ensemble magic in Community, but they’ll have to overcome the absence of Chase & Glover.

    In any case, I’m rooting for them!

    The 6 $Million Community is bionically coming at us in typical slo-mo Bionic style. Maybe Lee Majors will replace Chevy Chase!? :-)

    • Well he’s already a sailing instructor at Greendale so…

  6. Is it really a teaser if ther is not a single second of new footage? It’s just a mashup at best.

  7. That’s the honest trailers guy!

  8. I want Donald Glover to return. He was my favorite part of that show and the show is still awesome and I’m glad its continuing, but for me at least it just hasn’t been the same without troy.