Despite reports to the contrary, Community has not been cancelled just yet.
Word that the show had run its course spread like wild-fire over the past day, after series star Joel McHale gave an interview to Metro Weekly in which he stated that there would be no seventh season of Community, despite all the involved parties wanting it, due to financial issues.
“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”, McHale said. “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.”
Sony Pictures Television has declined to officially comment on McHale’s remarks, but TVWise understands that the studio is open to continuing the show in one form or another; be that a new 13 episode season for Yahoo Screen or a movie. A movie is more likely and there had been talk of Yahoo Screen greenlighting a two hour TV movie, rather than Sony producing a feature.
At the time the season six finale was released, Yahoo Screen said: “With the season six finale of Community airing today, we’re continually excited by how much fans are engaging with the series. Now that all episodes are available for binge viewing, stay tuned for how we keep Community delighting its fans.” That position remains unchanged with the company saying today that they are “still in discussions” with Sony about the show’s future.