NBC’s former comedy series “Community” will not move forward at Yahoo Screen, according to star Joel McHale.
“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. 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,” McHale told Metro Weekly.
A Yahoo spokesperson did not rule out the possibility of future seasons of “Community” or a much-discussed spinoff movie. “We’ve seen tremendous value in our partnership with Sony and are continuing to discuss future opportunities for ‘Community,'” the spokesperson told TheWrap.
A rep for Sony Pictures Television have not responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
“Community,” created by Dan Harmon, premiered on NBC in September 2009. The single-camera series follows students at a community college in the fictional town of Greendale, Colorado.
NBC canceled the show in May 2014 after five seasons, before Yahoo Screen picked it up for a sixth and final season that concluded on June 2.
The show stars McHale, Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase and Jim Rash, and executive producers include Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff, Harmon, and Anthony Russo.