NBC Delays the Return of Community and Whitney til… ???
They were supposed to kick-off their new seasons on October 19 in the Friday 8 p.m. hour. But NBC has put the returns of sitcoms “Community” and “Whitney” on hold. Until when? No word yet!
“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,” said the network 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.”