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First Look: Community returns for a sixth season on Stan

NewsKevin Perry

After escaping the axe in the US, cult comedy Community will premiere its sixth season in Australia on its subscription video-on-demand service Stan.

The first two new episodes will be available from Wednesday, March 18, with subsequent episodes released each Wednesday, fast-tracked from the US.

The program was produced for five seasons by NBC before being axed due to declining ratings, however was then rescued by Yahoo for a sixth season.

Community is a smart, exuberant comedy that is consistently ranked as one of the most inventive and original shows on television. Seasons 1-5 are currently available on Stan and this critically acclaimed program has quickly become one of Stan’s most streamed shows.

This ensemble comedy is centred on a tight-knit group of friends who met at what is possibly the world’s worst educational institution – Greendale Community College. At the centre of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, The Soup), a fast-talking lawyer who was disbarred until he could earn a legitimate degree. He chose Greendale, thinking he could breeze through the mediocre school without a hitch. However, he soon found himself the reluctant leader of a disparate group of misfits, all stuck at Greendale for different reasons.

The study group includes Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs) who dropped out of high school to “change the world” and found herself in her thirties with no marketable skills; Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi), a socially awkward but well-meaning pop culture savant; Annie Edison (Alison Brie), a highly strung perfectionist; and Ben Chang (Ken Jeong), a former Spanish teacher who is either insane or an evil genius, or both. At Greendale’s helm is Dean Pelton (Jim Rash), an administrator whose ineptitude is matched only by his love of the school and devotion to his students.

All episodes of Community will be available to stream in up to full HD, on multiple devices including TVs, smartphones, tablets and computers.