“Community” has so often been on the bubble that the desire to keep the show alive has spawned the mantra “six seasons and a movie.”
That might be in jeopardy, as executive producer Chris McKenna recently led fans to believe the Joel McHale-led show was on the brink of death.
“Community is dead,” he tweeted early this morning. “Pick a new show to make unthreatening threats about.”
Not even an hour later, McKenna admitted he was speaking too soon, though he was not optimistic about a sixth season renewal at NBC.
“Rumors of its death may be exaggerated. But prepare yourself for non-exaggeration,” he wrote, adding, “Late night fatalism based on negative whispers. I should never presume anything regarding this show.”
Like the already-renewed “Parks & Recreation,” there’s a decent chance that “Community” could be picked up for a shortened final season.
Either way, fans should know the answer by this time next week, as NBC will announce their new schedule at their upfront on Monday.