Yahoo Screen To Be No More
That’s really too bad.
After Community’s latest season, SNL, Other Space, and Sin City Saints didn’t quite work out the way Yahoo wanted, Yahoo is calling it quits with their free streaming service, Yahoo Screen.
The SNL archive now rests online at Seeso and Other Space and Sin City Saints can be viewed within Yahoo rather than Yahoo Screen exclusively.
We guess this will have to be chalked up as an inevitable false start in the rise of streaming services to the prominence of networks and studios.
Joel McHale Says Season 6 Was The Last Season of “Community”; Sony and Yahoo Say They’re Still in Discussions
However, there still seems to be hope for a movie.
Community star Joel McHale said that Yahoo couldn’t afford another season of Community with all of the cast’s rates going up since the beginning of the series. However, Yahoo and Sony, in response to McHale’s comments, are apparently still talking about what might be next.
Still, McHale, series creator Dan Harmon along with these open discussions between Yahoo and Sony point towards the goal of #sixseasonsandamovie coming to fruition.
It Would Seem That The Fate of “Community” Comes Down To Whether Everyone Wants To Come Back
As of right now, there is no official word on whether there will be a 7th season of Community on Yahoo.
Yet, based off of Joel McHale’s appearance on Conan this week and the positive response that the season 6 finale seems to be getting, the door seems open to doing a movie or more episodes of Community so long as the cast and Dan Harmon want to get moving on either one.
They are so close to accomplishing #sixseasonsandamovie, but it would be hard to think of them doing a movie just for a hashtag.
Here’s The Trailer For Paul Feig’s “Other Space” Coming to Yahoo Screen Next Week
Yep. the man behind Freaks and Geeks, Paul Feig, is back doing TV and it’s looking good, folks.
It’s a workplace comedy on a space cruiser stuck in an undiscovered galaxy and from this trailer, we’re looking forward to next Tuesday for the premiere.
The First Two Episodes of Community Season 6 Are Here
There was a small bit of time where we were nervous that this wasn’t going to happen, but thankfully Yahoo has come through and Community is now completely part of the online streaming age.
So, the first two episodes of season 6 of Community have been released on Yahoo and new episodes will come every Tues. until the end of the season.
Here’s a Clip of Season 6 of “Community” To Get You Through to Tomorrow For The Season Premiere on Yahoo
Variety got this exclusive clip that not only will give you a bit of relief if you need any sort of Community fix before tomorrow’s premiere.
Tomorrow, Yahoo will be furthering themselves in the online streaming game by premiering season 6 of Community and then offering a new episode to stream on Tuesdays.
We have a feeling that #sixseasonsandamovie won’t be all that Harmon has in store for Community if the new home at Yahoo fares well.
Watch Trailer for Season 6 of Community/Community: Age of Yahoo
Of course Dan Harmon and his whole crew at Community gave The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer a run for its money in the trailer for season 6 of Community.
So, without further interruption, here’s the trailer of Community season 6/Age of Yahoo now featuring the talents of Paget Brewster and Keith David.
Also, be sure to add a reminder on your calendar that the premiere is on Mar. 17th.
Community Season 6 Premiering on Mar. 17th at Yahoo
After the harrowing time where we wondered whether Community was going to live on or end its run at 5 seasons, we have now have a more enjoyable period in waiting for the season 6 premiere.
“Community” Adds Paget Brewster and Keith David as Regulars for Season 6
(via TV Line)
With Community’s return for a season 6 on Yahoo being only a couple of months away, there’s only more anticipation building over the series that has defied expectations at every turn.
On top of the miracle that was pulled off by making it to its sixth season (and hopefully a movie), Community has added two new cast members in Paget Brewster, who we’d hope you be familiar with from a guest role in Community as well as her regular role in The Thrilling Adventure Hour, and Keith David who has been in a vast myriad of things, but we’ll never forget for his disturbing role in Requiem For a Dream.
We’re into this additions especially since Yvette Nicole Brown has left Community.
MST3K’s Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu, Eugene Cordero, Neil Casey, More Join Paul Feig’s Other Space
Paul Feig’s Other Space, his upcoming Yahoo series, is starting to shape up as it’s gathered up a great cast in Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu from a famous comedy series set in space, Mystery Science Theater 3000, in addition to a great bunch in Eugene Cordero, Neil Casey, Milana Vayntrub, Conor Leslie, Bess Rous, and Karen Soni.
Feig is going to delve into what it would be like if man explored most of the universe is the type, which leaves plenty of room for echoes of Undeclared and Freaks and Geeks.
We’re absolutely looking forward to this when it comes around next year.
Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Planning to Have Tumblr Be Answer to YouTube
(via Business Insider)
Last year, Yahoo bought Tumblr, but was Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was adamant that she Tumblr operate independently.
Well, this year with the focus of all online entities shifting to producing original video content more than ever, Yahoo might just be shifting course with Tumblr. Basically, Tumblr might just have its video platform shaped into something that could be on the level of YouTube. This includes bringing in talent from the likes of YouTube and elsewhere to generate content.
Tumblr making a bid for video will be interesting in see how much they’ll improve their video player and what type of videos they’ll end up producing (hopefully, for our interests, plenty of comedy). It’s also interesting to note that parallels of the old Hollywood studio system and having talent signed an individual studio and the way that online streaming services assembling their shows and stars exclusive to them.
‘Community’ Season 6 Tentatively Starting at the End of January
(via Pop Culture Brain)
In Dan Harmon’s latest appearance on the Nerdist podcast, he teased that Community might be making it season 6 premiere on Yahoo at the tail end of January.
While the date has yet to be made official, the sooner that Community returns, the better, and closer to #sixseasonsandamovie.
As Community Is Getting Its Sixth Season at Yahoo, You Might Want To Go To The Third Communicon
Defying all odds, Community got its sixth season at Yahoo after being cancelled at NBC and, accordingly, the Community fan organized convention known as CommuniCon is onto to its third edition at the last weekend in October. Panels, costumes, and more all happen plentifully and it has been something you shouldn’t miss if you’re even a casual fan of Community for its last two go arounds.
“The Batman Weekend Pass” has already sold out, so you should get the other passes that are still available while you still can.
Community Probably Returning Sometime After Christmas
(via Entertainment Weekly)
Yesterday, there was a panel for Community at Comic Con and series creator Dan Harmon remarked that the return of the show would probably come after Christmas at their new home at Yahoo.
It might be a few months to wait, but we have a feeling that it will be worth given the fact that Harmon isn’t necessarily bound by 22 min. running time for a half hour sitcom or as stringent language/content restrictions.
Morning Debriefing 3/12/11
1) Have you gotten your Scoomie’s ballot yet? Vote on your favorite open mic’ers in the Greater Los Angeles Area at the hyperlink before 6 PM Monday March 28th.
2) Nerdist Theater dates at Meltdown Comics. Uhh, yeah, you shouldn’t miss any of these really…
4) The Comedy Bureau “Tips Its Hat” to Megan Amram for all her gut-busting excellence on Twitter. Article/Profile to follow soon.
5) ON THE HORIZON
John Oliver New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central Mar. 24th
TJ Miller @ Hollywood Improv Saturday April 16th 10PM $20/2 drink min.
One Hour of Mayhem with TJ Miller @ Comedy Central Stages Wednesday March 23rd 8PM FREE
6) Tonight’s COMEDY CRAWL
The Anytime Show w/Dominic Dierkes @ Smodcastle 8PM $8
One-Two Punch @ Benton Manor 8PM $2 suggested donation
Magic Bag @ Smodcastle 10PM $8
The Back Room @ UCB Theatre 10PM $10 (stand by only)
The Tomorrow Show w/Ron Lynch @ Steve Allen Theater MIDNIGHT $8
7) OPEN MIC RUN
SPOT CAFE 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA/Starts 2PM/people usually give feedback at end of set
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA/Starts 6PM/one item min.
WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATRE 1323-A 3rd St., Santa Monica, CA (in alley between 3rd and 4th St.)/Sign-Up 6PM/Starts 6:30PM
SUNSET GRILL 7439 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/one item min.
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/5PM to 11PM/$5/multiple sets allowed
8) Note to anyone doing Sendai Earthquake/Tsunami jokes on stage: for at least a week or two, most audience members will be against you.
THE COMEDY BUREAU/@thecomedybureau