McHale: “Community” Is Officially Over

It looks like Greendale High has shut its doors once and for all.

After being cancelled by NBC and then picked up by Yahoo, there was hope that Dan Harmon’s sitcom “Community” would be able to continue life on the online portal where it reportedly had performed well in its sixth season.

Sadly though, the show’s star Joel McHale spoke with Metro Weekly recently and said that there won’t be any further episodes. It’s not because Yahoo doesn’t want to continue it, rather it’s because the show is too prohibitively expensive to continue with:

“No. They wanted to. But all of our contracts were up after six years. All the actors on the show, almost without exception – their stock has risen significantly and it’s out of the pay rate that is affordable to make the show. So you’re not going to be able to get Alison Brie or Gillian Jacobs at a normal television salary anymore. There is just not enough money to be able to pay for the show.”

“Community” helped Yahoo Screen jump into original programming which they’re planning to continue with such new shows as the comedy “Other Space”.

Update: Yahoo has responded to the interview (via Deadline) saying only: “We’ve seen tremendous value in our partnership with Sony and are continuing to discuss future opportunities for Community.”