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Being Dan Harmon and Being Okay With It

Dan Harmon has had a busy year. One year ago he premiered his documentary Harmontown at the SXSW festival in Austin, got rehired at Community, made a fifth season of Community, which was then canceled. Yahoo! bought the show, produced a sixth season, and it premieres today on Yahoo! Screen. He has accomplished an immense amount in a small period of time, but his work ethic comes from avoiding life's big question: Who am I?

I spoke to Harmon before his live Harmontown podcast taping at SXSW on pressure, perseverance, and an unhealthy work ethic.

Has your creative process been different this season? Did it change from writing for [...]

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 [...]

The Season 6 'Community' Trailer Has Arrived

At long last, Community makes its glorious return on Yahoo on Tuesday, March 17th, and the first trailer just dropped. Meta references are made, inmate students are accepted, new cast members are introduced, degrees are given to dogs…and plenty more. Prepare for the dawn of the Age of Yahoo.

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.

'Community' Premieres on Yahoo March 17th

The return of Community on its new home at Yahoo is happening a little later than first expected. At TCA today, Yahoo revealed that the show's 13-episode sixth season is slated for a double-episode premiere on Tuesday, March 17th followed by a new episode released every Tuesday. Here's what Dan Harmon had to say when asked about the possibility of more seasons on Yahoo:

I'm definitely not writing it as if it's the end. I'm very naive about how the business actually works, these guys' contracts, scheduling, so I just stick with a very sixth grade mentality. And the mentality is this show has lived by the sword [...]

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!"