Cult TV comedy Community is returning this March — on 3/17, to be precise — but not on NBC. Instead, Yahoo is going to release the show exclusively on its Yahoo Screen website, staring with two new episodes on March 17th. Following the Saturday release, fans are going to get one new episode every Tuesday. Here’s the cast of the show officially announcing the premiere date:
NBC had canceled Community in April due to declining ratings after five seasons. At the time, there were speculations that Hulu might jump in to save the show, and producer Dan Harmon confirmed during a Television Critics Association event in Los Angeles Tuesday that Yahoo was indeed in the running (hat tip to Variety’s Debra Birnbaum).
Community is just the latest cancelled TV show to be revived online; Netflix brought Arrested Development as well as The Killing back from the dead. However, it’s a big get for Yahoo that could potentially introduce lots of new eyeballs to Yahoo Screen.
Correction: A previous version of this post erroneously stated that the show would start in January. The post was updated at 10:55am with the actual launch date.