Can’t wait to see the new season of Community? Curious to see how the show will fare without Dan Harmon? Need your fix of Abed ‘n’ Troy? Did you circle October 19th on your calendar and set your DVR to record NBC that night?
Sorry. Not happening. NBC is delaying the season premiere. And when and if it ever shows up, it might not be on Fridays.
The official explanation from NBC for delaying Community and Whitney, as reported by New Jersey’s own Alan Sepinwall at HitFix.com:
“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. “
So they’re waiting to see which new shows make it and which don’t, with Community and Whitney waiting in the wings. It’s not the darkest timeline, but it’s not the best, either. Were you waiting eagerly for the new episodes? Were you curious about or dreading what the exit of Dan Harmon would mean to the show? Can you live a little while longer without the news from Greendale? Talk about it here in the comments….