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Chevy Chase Says He's Making a Cameo in 'Community' Next Year

The brand new season of Community premieres on Yahoo next month, and it looks like fans can expect at least one appearance by Pierce Hawthorne. Chevy Chase revealed the news in his Reddit AMA yesterday: "I will be in a small cameo at the beginning of Community and if they ask me to come back and do one or two appearances, it's a possibility." A Yahoo spokesperson didn't confirm the news at this time, but unless Chase doesn't realize that his season 5 premiere cameo aired on NBC almost a year ago, there's no better confirmation than from Pierce himself.

Yahoo Confirms That Alison Brie Is Returning to 'Community' Next Year

UPDATE: According to a rep at Yahoo, the rumors circulating about Brie not returning to Community next year are false. Thankfully, Yahoo has confirmed that the Community cast — including Brie — are all on board for next year. Dan Harmon also confirmed Brie's return on Twitter.

First it was Chevy Chase, then it was Donald Glover, and now, it looks like there's a pretty good chance Alison Brie won't be returning to Community when it makes its debut on Yahoo next year. While no official announcement has been made about Brie's status on the show, Uproxx points out that the last time she [...]

Yahoo in Early Talks to Revive Canceled Fox Comedy 'Enlisted'

Last month, Yahoo announced that they're bringing Community back from the dead, renewing the show for a sixth season, and they may be doing the same with another recently-canceled critically-acclaimed network sitcom. Deadline reports that Yahoo is in talks to resurrect the Fox sitcom Enlisted for another season on their streaming service.

The sitcom, which was created by Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town) and follows a trio of brothers serving at a Florida military base, debuted on Fox in January, airing 13 episodes and drawing high marks from critics before Fox pulled the plug on itEnlisted suffered ratings problems, but those are probably mostly due to Fox scheduling it [...]

Yahoo Orders a Sci-Fi Comedy Series from Paul Feig

Yahoo is expanding into half-hour comedies, and Variety reports that the company has ordered a show from Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Freaks and Geeks) called Other Space. Feig will executive produce the show, which follows a ragtag bunch of space adventurers who accidentally end up in an alternate universe. Yahoo has ordered eight episodes, but there's no word on when the show will premiere.  Feig has described the show as "a passion project" and a compared it to a sci-fi version of The Office.

Feig actually sold Other Space to NBC years ago, but as he tells The NY Times, he and NBC parted ways on the [...]

Why Has Netflix Removed Most of Its 'SNL' Library?

Back in September 2010, Netflix made the amazing announcement that they'd soon begin streaming every single episode of Saturday Night Live for "at least the next three years." Well, those three years have come and gone, and over the past few months, huge chunks of classic SNL episodes have been slowly lifted from Netflix's streaming selection.

As of today, the 1970s episodes are available as discs only, all 1980s and 1990s seasons are completely unavailable, and only seven seasons are streaming between 2000-2013. While temporary removal of shows on Netflix is pretty common, going from a full 38-season database to a measly 7-season offering paints a worrisome [...]

Paget Brewster and Keith David Join the Season 6 'Community' Cast

When Community returns on Yahoo next year it'll include two brand new series regulars. TV Guide reports that ahead of Community's premiere on Yahoo Screen, Paget Brewster and Keith David have been cast in roles that were first described when news broke that Yvette Nicole Brown was leaving the show back in September. Brewster will play Francesca "Frankie" Dart, "a consultant hired to help shape things up at the underachieving school," while David will play "a retired scientist who comes to Greendale to reinvent himself" named Elroy Patashnik. Brewster made a brief appearance on Community last season as IT department employee Debra Chambers and most recently has [...]

Yahoo Raises the Stakes for 'Community' in This Season 6 Teaser

Community 's sixth season won't be here until sometime after Christmas, but in the meantime Yahoo released the above delightfully retro teaser for the new season that certainly sets some lofty expectations for next year, even promising that it will be rebuilt, improved, and hold the title of TV's first bionic show ever.

Sony Exec Assures That the 'Community' Movie Is Definitely Happening

The good news isn't yet over for Community fans. Now that the show's sixth season has been secured thanks to Yahoo, THR spoke with Sony Pictures Television exec Zach Van Amburg about the Hulu and Yahoo talks, Dan Harmon's role in the process ("front and center"), and most importantly, the show's future following the upcoming season. Here's what Van Amburg had to say when pressed about a possible seventh season:

I don't know, let's see how our movie does! Isn't that our plan? There's no way we're not making the movie now! I think once we make the movie, let's look up and decide how much more [...]

Yahoo in Talks to Add New Comedy '34 and Pregnant' from 'Girls' Writer Lesley Arfin

Yahoo hasn't had a comedy hit since Erica Oyama's Burning Love, but they're currently working on an original programming push that potentially includes a new series from Lesley Arfin called 34 and Pregnant, Variety reports. Arfin — whose writing credits include Girls and Brooklyn Nine-Nine — initially developed the show for HBO's digital-only venue HBO Go. No more details on the show have been released yet, but it's part of Yahoo's search both for YouTube stars and "female-friendly comedies" to add to their developing lineup.

Ranking Yahoo's 5 New Comedy Shows, from Worst to First

We're still in the very early days of web TV, with Amazon, Yahoo!, Netflix, and Hulu having emerged as the first generation of high-quality streaming content creators. Yahoo! rebranded its video site "Yahoo! Screen" in 2011 and soon got into the comedy game with Ken Marino and Erica Oyama's Emmy-nominated Burning Love, Seth Morris's First Dates with Toby Harris, and the sketch show Sketchy amongst their first batch of shows.

Today, Yahoo! debuts five new original 10-minute (or less) comedies, including projects from Ed Helms, Jack Black, Cheryl Hines, and more. All 10-12 episodes of each show have been posted today, instead of rolling them out week by week. [...]

Dan Harmon Says 'Community's Sixth Season Will Premiere on Yahoo in Late January

Community's upcoming sixth season just got an (unofficial) premiere date. According to Pop Culture Brain, Community creator Dan Harmon revealed on this week's Nerdist podcast that the new season is reportedly set to debut on Yahoo on January 27th: "I've heard the date January 27th bandied about," he said, "but there's no reason to think that things won't be actively changing up till that time." Yahoo has yet to confirm an official premiere date for the show, but late January lines up with earlier reports that Community would return sometime after Christmas – sadly without Yvette Nicole Brown. In the meantime, check out Yahoo's teaser trailer for [...]

Jim Rash Wants a 'Game of Thrones'-Themed 'Community' to Happen

"These are bad pitches and Dan should never take them, but I just thought there's gotta be something you can battle for — what's the throne between City College and Greendale?"

- Actor/writer Jim Rash toys with the idea of a Game of Thrones-themed Community episode in a new interview with TV Line, in which he also discusses the show's NBC cancellation and his part in the upcoming Adult Swim series Mike Tyson Mysteries.

'Community' Set to Return for 13-Episode Season on Yahoo Screen

While all might have seemed lost for a sixth season of Community since its cancellation in May, The Wrap reports that a surprise last minute deal has been made for the cult NBC hit to come back in the form of a 13-episode season on Yahoo Screen. "I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo," Dan Harmon said 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!"

'Burning Love' Is Done (For Now)

It looks like Yahoo!'s Emmy-nominated web series Burning Love, a parody of dating shows, may have come to an end. "I think we’re all done," creator Erica Oyama told Variety this week. "I addressed each incarnation of the source material – The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad. But if we had a great idea to reinvent it, I would be all for it." Variety writes that there are currently no plans for a fourth season of the series. Written by Oyama, who produces the show alongside writing partner/husband Ken Marino, Burning Love debuted on Yahoo! to critical acclaim in 2012. Its third season finished airing last spring, [...]