It looks like Community won’t be getting its six seasons and a movie. After five seasons, NBC canceled the sitcom today, TV Line reports. Community has been on the verge of cancelation each season of its run, with the show’s low ratings always being the reason. Creator Dan Hamon returned to the show this season after having been let go the season prior. Cast members Donald Glover and Chevy Chase both departed within the last year.
Community’s fate has been up in the air for the last few months. With a sixth season looking like a possibility back in March, it looked like the show had a shot at fulfilling its “six seasons and a movie” mantra. At the time, Harmon was talking about plans to make that movie any way he could, saying:
“I mean, if they do a sixth season, I have to participate. And having done that, if the movie has to be made out of clay and duct tape in my basement, then that’s how the movie will be made, because there has to be closure. The title of the book about the show is not Community: An Interesting Journey into a Show No One Ever Watched. The title of the book is obviously going to be, Six Seasons and a Movie. So it’s already over. Sometimes, our hands are just tied up in fate.
There’s no word yet on whether Harmon and company are looking to shop Community around to another network or streaming service to do that sixth season, but given the show’s devoted fanbase, I wouldn’t be surprised if somebody else was interested in picking it up for one last round.
At least Community went out on a high note, flipping a big middle finger to NBC by ending its five season run with a series of fake promos for bad NBC shows: