‘Community’ Premiere Delayed By NBC

Community fans will have to wait a little longer to get back to Greendale Community College. NBC announced today that it was pushing back the season four premiere of the Joel McHale comedy in order to focus its promotional efforts on new shows like Go On, The New Normal, and Revolution.

NBC said in a statement:

“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.”

Community, which was originally part of NBC’s Thursday night block of comedy, was moved to Friday for its fourth season. The network said that it is keeping the show in its “back pocket” in case it has to make any additional schedule changes.

NBC continued:

“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.”

NBC said that the new premiere date will be set in the next few weeks.

NBC said:

“When we have a better idea of viewing patterns in the next few weeks, we will announce new season premieres of Whitney and Community.”

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