NBC Delays Return of ‘Community’ and ‘Whitney’

Yeah, we know, you don’t care that much about Whitney coming back to NBC for the Fall. However, you do care about Community. We know you do. . . and so do we.

So, it was with sadness that we must report that the return of both of these shows for the Fall has been delayed by NBC. The shows were originally scheduled to come back on October 19th and take up residence on Friday night.

However, according to the network, they won’t be. Here’s what NBC said about it:

“Given the success we’ve had for the past four weeks — including winning the first week of the season in adults 18-49 — we’ve decided to continue to concentrate our promotional strength on our new NBC shows that are scheduled Monday through Wednesday and have therefore decided to hold Community and Whitney from their previously announced premieres of Oct. 19.”

“Without having to launch these comedies on Friday at this time, we can keep our promotion focused on earlier in the week; plus, we will have both comedies in our back pocket if we need to make any schedule changes on those nights. When we have a better idea of viewing patterns in the next few weeks, we will announce new season premieres of Whitney and Community.”

Yeah, that doesn’t really bode well for one of our favorite show’s timely return, does it? Come on NBC, get your act together and bring back Community. . . soon.

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