Community, Whitney Returns Pushed Back

Joel McHale as Jeff and Yvette Nicole Brown as Shirley in 'Community'
Joel McHale as Jeff and Yvette Nicole Brown as Shirley in 'Community' (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC)
Well, this sucks. NBC won’t be bringing either Community or Whitney back on October 19, 2012 as previously advertised. Instead, they shuffled them off the schedule to return who knows when.
NBC says season four of Community and season two of Whitney have been delayed because their Monday-Wednesday schedules are doing so well, they want to concentrate on continuing to promote those shows.
The statement from NBC:
“Given the success we’ve had for the past four weeks – including winning the first week of the season in A18-49 — 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 October 19th. 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.”
Instead of new episodes of either sitcom, NBC will be airing repeats of Grimm in the 8-9pm time slot.
Source: NBC
Posted by Rebecca Murray