Who could care anymore at this point, but Community's season premiere and perhaps entire Friday timeslot existence has been postponed.
Originally posted by NBCGiven 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.
As long as the episodes get released, I don't care when. It's actually better for me if they hold off on putting them out now, since I watch a few fall-only comedies (Always Sunny, the League), making the winter/spring less crowded and a good time for Community.
I gotta say NBC pushing Community back for the new shows that I have no interest in doesn't bother me. Anybody here that watches the Venture Bros and The Boondocks like me may be use to extended hiatuses of their favorite shows. As long as the show is coming back one day, and they keep Community off "The Friday Death Slot" we are okie dokie.
"You can tell the new show-runners aren't as good from this 90 second clip". Go blow.
I feel pretty encouraged that Community is going to wind up in a good state when it does come back. I think it's going to wind up on a non-Friday night at this point. They'll probably just wait to see what else to get rid of.
I blame the fact that it was a horrible filler episode. It felt like MADTV decided to go a full 22 minute tribute to The Office. And not the good MADTV with Artie Lange, Orlando Jones, and Michael Bolton from Office Space. The one with Frank.