NBC comedy "Community" might turn the show's "six seasons and a movie" punchline into a reality. According to TVGuide, the show is well-positioned to be renewed for a sixth season -- and creator Dan Harmon is on board to make a film.
The news is an uncharacteristic vote of confidence for the cult comedy, which, facing near-cancelation and suffering inconsistent ratings and major staff change-ups, including Harmon's departure in season 4, openly cracked jokes about its precarious footing on cable television.
NBC and Sony insiders are "optimistic that a final, 13-episode season is in the cards for 'Community,' especially given the network's inability this season to successfully launch any new comedies on Thursday night," TVGuide explains.
And Harmon, for his part, recently told Hitfix's Alan Sepinwall, "If the movie has to be made out of clay and duct tape in my basement, then that's how the movie will be made, because there has to be closure."
Insiders may be on the same page, and are reportedly considering four-time "Fast & Furious" director Justin Lin, who has also directed "Community," to lead the project.
The two-part season 5 finale airs April 10 and April 17.