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‘Community’: All Six Seasons are Finally United in One Place, Thanks to Hulu

No movie yet, but "Community"s six seasons can all now be found on the streaming service.




Cool cool cool: “Community” is finally whole again.

As fans of the Dan Harmon comedy wait for the “movie” portion of Abed’s “Six Seasons and a Movie” prophecy, Hulu has at least acquired streaming rights to the sixth and final season of “Community.”

That means fans of the show can now finally find the series’s entire six-season run in one place, as Hulu already has streaming rights to the show’s first five seasons.


Keith David and Joel McHale, “Community”


Season 6 of “Community” originally aired on Yahoo Screen in 2015, complicating Hulu’s ability to pick up repeats of the show’s final season. But as part of a new license agreement with Sony Pictures TV, which produced “Community,” Hulu can now tout itself as the exclusive streaming home to the comedy’s complete library.

READ MORE: Watch: ‘Community’ Season 6 Trailer Resurrects All Your Favorite Greendale Quirks

“Community” Season 6 was part of Yahoo’s brief but pricey attempt to get into the original programming game. The tech company spent lavishly on picking up and marketing what became the show’s final season. But ultimately, Yahoo Screen didn’t do a good enough job marketing itself. After “Community” and other original series failed to deliver, Yahoo took a $42 million write down.


Alison Brie, “Community”


Ironically, Hulu was considered the obvious home for “Community” Season 6, given its streaming deal for Seasons 1 through 5. But when Yahoo swooped in with a deal that Sony couldn’t refuse, Hulu lost out. Now, ultimately, more viewers may end up watching the show’s Season 6 on Hulu.

READ MORE: Dan Harmon Explains How ‘Community’ Came Back From the Dead: ‘Hail Hydra’

As part of the Sony deal, Hulu has also landed exclusive streaming rights to “Underground” and “Outsiders,” two dramas that air on WGN America. Also, the complete library FX’s “Rescue Me,” also produced by Sony, will join Hulu’s lineup later this month.

All previous “Underground” and “Outsiders” episodes are now available on Hulu. In the future, complete seasons of both shows will start streaming on Hulu eight days after their season finales.

Other Sony library product that already streams on Hulu include “Happy Endings,” “The Shield,” “Party of Five,” “Dawson’s Creek” and “Damages.”

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