Cult TV comedy Community is getting a second chance after all: Yahoo (S YHOO) has ordered a complete sixth season of the show, which will be distributed through the company’s Yahoo Screen video service.
The new season of Community will feature all the regular actors of the show. Yahoo will be showing 13 episodes, which will presumably be available for free with ads. NBC (S CMCSK) had cancelled Community in April due to declining ratings.
Soon after, rumors surfaced that Hulu was looking to revive Community, which makes this a bit of a surprise get for Yahoo. Negotiations apparently came down to the wire, as contracts with Community’s actors expire by midnight Monday, according to Entertainment Weekly.
However, it’s not the first time a previously-cancelled show has been revived online. Netflix (S NFLX) gave the cult comedy Arrested Development another chance last year, and is getting ready to launch a final season of the previously-cancelled crime drama The Killing in August.