Deadline cites unnamed sources that claim both sides are interested in bringing “Community” into its fabled “six seasons and a movie” territory with new episodes for future production. Since Hulu already holds the online rights to digital syndication and a partnership with Comedy Central (the television syndicator), the online channel is an obvious choice for a “Community” revival.
Hulu has also begun to push for original programming and has 6 million subscribers to Hulu Plus to watch. Add in the fact that Sony is that rare producer that works to keep shows going — in addition to the “Community” Season 5 deal, the studio is responsible for the extended lives of “Drop Dead Diva,” “Unforgettable” and “Rules of Engagement” — and this could actually happen.
Of course, a whole lot more than just preliminary talks will be necessary to resurrect a show left for dead. But, like Halloween revelers eating tainted meat, “Community” could indeed rise from the dead.