On Friday, Community fans received some disheartening—but not altogether shocking or surprising or, considering how long it lasting, maybe not even that heartbreaking—news. That’s right, after five seasons that struggled for ratings, and one season (the fourth, in which creator Dan Harmon was absent due to termination) that simply struggled for laughs, NBC finally canceled Community. And, also unsurprisingly, the ever-loquacious and confrontational Harmon responded with a blog post about it.
You can (and should) read the full post here. But for those of you asking the Big Question (“So is Netflix going to buy Community or what?”), you probably want to skip to this paragraph:
I will confess, however, that when Sony called me on Friday with the news, there was brief discussion at the end of the call about the concept of the show living elsewhere, and I was definitely in the “eh” column. For a million reasons, some selfish, some creative, one logistic, five sexual, three racist (in a good way) and, oddly, nine isometric. I won’t bore you with them. I mean, of course I will bore you with them. Boring you is my job, my hobby and my passion. But it doesn’t matter right now WHY I’d be lukewarm or if my reasons would be valid, what matters is, I won’t be lukewarm. I’ll heat up. I said “eh” on a Friday afternoon, I will change it to a “sure, let’s talk” on Monday morning and Sony can do their thing. I’m not going to be the guy that recancels cancelled Community.
So, what’s it all mean? Well, Harmon sounds open to exploring Community’s future, at least in some capacity.