By this point, you have probably heard the glorious news already that “Community” has been picked up by the company’s streaming service for a sixth season. This was something that made some sense, given that the comedy was extremely popular with young people and internet users; therefore, viewers would still flock to it.
Now, we have some other potentially-glorious news to report. According to Deadline, Yahoo is in talks to bring “Enlisted” to the network after a season of new episodes at Fox. The military comedy was one of our favorite shows of the entire 2013-14 season: It was funny, heartfelt, had great performances, and embraced being different. Unfortunately, it was perpetually screwed over thanks to a network that never really gave it a chance in a suitable timeslot or a decent lead-in.
We should note here, though, that these talks are preliminary, and there is no telling just yet whether or not this will result in any sort of deal or not. It is at least promising that there are discussions, given that we previously thought that the show had little or no shot at all of a revival.
So far, the Yahoo model has been different than what Netflix or Amazon have done. They are not looking so much to make you pay for their content as they are using an advertiser-based model that allows for anyone to check out their shows depending on the region. This is somewhat more user-friendly to us, given that you don’t want to be spending hundreds a month in various subscriptions.
We’ll definitely have some more news on this subject as it breaks, especially since “Enlisted” is a show that we do root for and hope can find a home long-term. For now, you can get some extended updates on all we cover over on our newsletter page.