NBC Sets Community Return, Cancels Freshman Series Ironside and Welcome to the Family

Community - Season 4Community is returning to the schedule while Ironside and Welcome to the Family have been put out to pasture.

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NBC announced Friday that Community will launch its fifth season on Thursday, Jan. 2, with back-to-back episodes starting at 8/7c. The following week, the Greendale gang will settle into their Thursday lead-off spot followed by Parks and Recreation (moving to 8:30/7:30c).

Welcome to the Family, which has already aired its final episode, will be replaced by Parks and Rec encores and various specials until Community takes over.

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Additionally, the Chicago Fire spin-off Chicago P.D. will bow Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10/9c, replacing axed drama Ironside. (which airs its final episode Oct. 23). Holiday and themed Saturday Night Live specials will fill the Wednesday-at-10 void throughout November and December.