Incredible. Last-minute deal on June 30, right before the options contracts for the cast ran out, for a sixth season on Yahoo Screen (what now? yes, exactly.) And Yahoo owns tumblr - that may or may not have had something to do with this…
EDIT: Yahoo mentions tumblr in explaining its decision. Chief Marketing Officer Kathy Savitt is also a fan: “It could be voices on Tumblr, or other young voices, or it could be brands — really connecting them with a who new level of audience. […] Today marks the next one we’re announcing: Community, which is an incredible show. It’s certainly the greatest example that I’ve seen in a long time of a story that has not only connected with an audience but deserves to have a huge platform to introduce new audience members to the power of the show.”
EDIT 2: Yahoo says it wants more than one season of community. “Yahoo chief marketing officer Kathy Savitt told Vulture this evening that she’s not ready to call season six of Community the show’s last. “Our hope is to build and extend and prolong” the series beyond the upcoming season six.” (http://www.vulture.com/2014/06/community-moving-to-yahoo-for-sixth-season.html)
eight seasons and a movie? ten seasons and twelve movies?