Joel McHale Confirms Season 6 of ‘Community’ Was Its Last
It’s been almost five months since Community’s sixth season premiered on Yahoo, and while it’s still a possibility that it might be followed up with a movie, Joel McHale has confirmed in an interview that there will be no more seasons of the show:
Is it getting another season on Yahoo?
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.
During his appearance on Conan in June, McHale said he’d participate in a Community movie as long as Dan Harmon was willing to write the script, and soon after Harmon spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the possibility:
“I told Yahoo, ‘I can’t think about writing a movie until I miss Community.’ They wanted to turn around and do a movie immediately, and Yahoo can get it done. They’re like the NSA, they’re crazy … Yahoo was so supportive that I completely self-destructed in season 6. I mean, I had no bad guys left. Yahoo was like Daddy Warbucks just picking Annie up at the orphanage, except in my version, Annie just like starts saying, ‘Maybe the sun won’t come out tomorrow,’ and starts taking Ritalin in her office. I think the actors are kind of exploding outward — Ken is now Dr. Ken. I remember him when he was only just Dr. Ken, now he’s Dr. Ken. Danny Pudi did a pilot that I think got picked up. Gillian’s working with Apatow, Alison Brie’s doing movies, so the difficulty is in just, can you get all the actors in the same place again?”