Community season 6: Yahoo Screen saves show following NBC cancellation

13 new episodes to stream online

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Just as hopes of Community getting a season 6 were fading, the show has been resurrected for 13 new episodes by Yahoo Screen.

The #SixSeasonsAndAMovie campaign seemed a pipe dream and discussions with Netflix never really got off the ground, but fans were left stunned today as the tech company's video site stepped in to save the day.

Creator Dan Harmon, who helmed the fifth season of Community, is on board for its return, saying in a statement: "I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online.

"I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, Bang Bus!”

The deal came just hours before the cast would have been released from their contracts at midnight, and follows a similar move from Netflix which last year brought back Arrested Development after it was dropped by Fox.

"Thank you to the greatest fucking fans in the history of the human race," Community star Joel McHale said in a statement. "It’s the Internet. We can swear now."

While NBC obviously felt Community couldn't deliver strong enough ratings, Yahoo says it has confidence in its internet following.

"Yahoo is all about connecting the best creators to the audiences who love their work," said Kathy Savitt, CMO of Yahoo.

"Community has an incredibly passionate and loyal fan base who have fought hard to keep this amazing show alive. We couldn’t be more excited to work with Dan, [star] Joel [McHale], and the entire cast, as well as Sony, to deliver a great Season 6."