Joel McHale Backtracks Statement on 'Community' Cancellation

'Easy sugar-bear, Community is not canceled,' McHale tweets, after he previously said that season 7 of the show wasn't possible because the cast salary demands were beyond the budget.

AceShowbiz - "Community" is not canceled just yet. Joel McHale started the rumors of the show's cancellation as he answered, "No," when asked in a recent interview if there would be a seventh season of the cult sitcom.

"They wanted to," he told Metro Weekly, "But 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."

However, Sony Pictures TV which produces the comedy said no decision had been made on the future of the show. Yahoo!, which picked up the show for a sixth season after it was canceled by NBC, also didn't rule out a possible seventh season as its rep said, "We've seen tremendous value in our partnership with Sony and are continuing to discuss future opportunities for 'Community'."

McHale later backtracked his earlier statement while teasing a possible "Community" movie. He tweeted on Tuesday afternoon, August 4, "Easy sugar-bear, Community is not canceled. #QuestionMarkSeasonsAndaMovie."

Meanwhile, met at the TCA summer press tour on Tuesday, another cast member Ken Jeong said he was "completely in the dark" about the fate of the show, but he "would love to do a movie." He added, "Doing a movie would just be amazing."

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