COMMUNITY Is Over…
by Joey Pedras (@joeypedras)
Check the date, folks. This isn’t April. This isn’t a prank. Joel McHale confirmed it. In an interview he did with Metro Weekly McHale said that all their contracts were up after six seasons, and Yahoo could not afford to pay the actors enough to keep their stake in the show. Which is understandable. Since the show begun all of our beloved Human Beings have grown out of their shells, and have become big players in Hollywood.
This is what McHale told Metro Weekly,
“…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.”
We got our six season. We might possibly get our movie some point in the future. Community was troubled from the start. The show never received love from NBC. It was cancelled, and uncancelled so many times I can’t even really remember the actual number. It’s time to let it go for now. A show with a very awful history on television with one of the most lovable, strangest casts to grace the silver screen. Yahoo believed in the show, and picked it up to do the last season, and discovered millions were watching it all along. This anomaly made it to six seasons (more or less) with the help of its “community”. Now all our favorite actors can go off, and become big, successful movie stars. We’re sad to see them go, but happy for them and all their success.
(Source: Metro Weekly)