Yahoo Lost a Ton of Money Through Original Series Like ‘Community’ and ‘Other Space’
Yahoo’s recent attempt to delve into original programming has been far from profitable, it turns out. According to Variety, the streaming network recently revealed their third-quarter earnings, and they’re super grim — the company “couldn’t effectively monetize” i... [Read More]
Yahoo! “lost” $42 million investing in Original Series such as Community, Other Space, Sin City Saints
Yahoo!'s chief executives told investors and media Tuesday on a conference call that their $42 million investment on original comedy series to build up Yahoo! Screen did not yield much of any financial return. Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer had made a big play for Yahoo! Screen in 2013 by negotiating a de... [Read More]
Breaking Into Comedy Writing with ‘Key & Peele’, ‘Community’, and ‘Rick and Morty’ Writer Alex Rubens
Not many writers can break into Hollywood and land work on quality shows like Key and Peele, Rick and Morty, and Community all in one break-neck streak, but Alex Rubens is batting a thousand. Rubens admits a perfect mixture of lucky and good has produced a lot of laughs for the New York native, and ... [Read More]
Dan Harmon: “I Can’t Think About Writing a Movie Until I Miss ‘Community’”
Now that Community’s sixth season has wrapped up on Yahoo, the next question on fans’ minds is whether the show will return for another season, end on the season 6 finale, or fulfill its #SixSeasonsAndAMovie destiny. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly over the weekend, Dan Harmon revealed ... [Read More]
A Closer Look at the Increasingly Crazy End Tags From ‘Community’s Latest Season
Not everyone is rushing to change the channel at the end of a show. People don’t always want their station to hurriedly flip over to the next piece of programming and just get on with it. Some people — in fact, I’d wager a lot of them — savor the extra pieces of comedy goodne... [Read More]
It’s Time to Let ‘Community’ Go
Writing about Dan Harmon feels kind of pointless, because Dan Harmon has done it. Better, probably, but that’s not the point. Dan Harmon has so much to say about Dan Harmon that sometimes he wrote about Dan Harmon shockingly well, and sometimes he wrote about Dan Harmon pretty damn poorly, but... [Read More]
Joel McHale Says He’s Ready for the ‘Community’ Movie on ‘Conan’
Here’s a clip from Joel McHale’s visit to last night’s Conan, where he and O’Brien chat about Community’s latest season on Yahoo as well as the possibility of finally making a Community movie. McHale, for his part, is ready as long as Dan Harmon is: “I think we wi... [Read More]
Finding Acceptance and Honesty in ‘Community’s D&D-Centered Bottle Episode
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “You can all hang out in your suspended humiliation and think about what you learned today.... [Read More]
Yahoo announces new comedy series The Pursuit
Yahoo unveiled 18 new projects including comedy, The Pursuit. The show is a new series about what it means to be in your late 20s in 2015 in Manhattan. It’s been described as an edgier, 21st century take on Friends in the era of social media. We follow a group of characters in pursuit of [&hel... [Read More]
Being Dan Harmon and Being Okay With It
by Kaitlynn E-A Smith Dan Harmon has had a busy year. One year ago he premiered his documentary Harmontown at the SXSW festival in Austin, got rehired at Community, made a fifth season of Community, which was then canceled. Yahoo! bought the show, produced a sixth season, and it premieres today on Y... [Read More]