Fall TV Preview

Community, Whitney Fall Returns Delayed

Apparently, classes at Greendale this semester won’t be starting when we thought they would.

Community and Whitney will not premiere on Oct. 19 as previously scheduled, TVLine has learned. NBC is not saying when the comedies will return.

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“Given the success we’ve had for the past four weeks – including winning the first week of the season in [the] A18-49 [demographic] – 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 October 19th,” the network said in a statement.

“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.”

The fact that the network is considering shifting the shows to another night could be very good news, given Friday evening’s traditionally depressed viewership levels.

In the interim, Grimm repeats will air Fridays at 8/7c.

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If Animal Practice (at 8) and Guys With Kids (at 8:30) continue to underperform on Wednesdays, perhaps NBC will consider replacing them with the returning sitcoms?

Community’s upcoming season will be its fourth; Whitney is set to return for Season 2.

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  1. Rain says:

    While I get this is good news to most (personally I liked the Friday slot, Wednesday is an already jam packed day for me) the only problem I have with this is why can’t they at least show reruns of Community and Whitney on Fridays? A rerun of Community is way better than no Community at all!

  2. GingerSnap says:

    Waiting for the return of Community is a real bummer. Some of the funniest moments occur between Abed and Troy. Note to NBC: Six seasons and a Movie.

  3. I’m sorry, but I personally thought Friday was actually a really good time slot for Community. It gave it the best chance for higher ratings. How does putting a show like Community (And trust me, i love Community) Some of wednesday’s highest rated shows, like,

    8 p.m. The Middle (September 26)
    8:30 p.m. Suburgatory (October 17)
    9 p.m. Modern Family (September 26)
    9:30 p.m. Neighbors* (September 26)
    10 p.m. Nashville* (October 10)
    8 p.m. Survivor: Philippines (September 19)
    9 p.m. Criminal Minds (September 26)
    10 p.m. CSI (September 26)
    8 p.m. Arrow* (October 10)
    9 p.m. Supernatural (October 3)
    8 p.m. The X Factor (September 12)

    10pm American Horror Story

    Comedy Central
    10pm South Park

    These are juggernaut shows people! Sure i may not watch most of them of them, But a lot of those shows already host huge numbers in primetime.

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  4. BrittaFTW says:

    NBC is sooo streets behind.

  5. funny the only 2 shows i watch on nbc they delay nbc sucks

  6. troy&abed in the morning! says:

    This is just like them . . . not rich people, NBC

  7. izzels says:

    Atleast they could give us the real new air date!

  8. Kathy says:

    I hate hate hate NBC……. Did I mention I hate NBC????? They suck.

  9. izzels says:

    I can’t whait untill February!! How can NBC do this?! MAN. IS. EVIL.