Well, here’s some terrible news to start off your Tuesday: according to E! Online, the scheduled October 19th premiere of NBC’s “Community” has been delayed indefinitely. Looks like things are getting even more Britta’d Up than we could possibly imagine.
Here’s the official line, and then some commentary below:
“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,” NBC says 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.”
So instead of premiering “Community” at the time and date the network has been promoting for months, they’re delaying it to an indefinite time in the future, and instead airing repeats of “Grimm?” Yup, sounds like they’re making the right move for “Community” fans to me.
At this point, I’d reckon we WILL see the fourth season of “Community” at some point… When we talked to Danny Pudi a few weeks ago, he said they were already filming the sixth of thirteen episodes, and that’s an expense that production company Sony, at least, won’t let be un-recouped in some way.
Regardless, time to break out the goatees again, right? We’ll hopefully have more news later today, as I was scheduled to chat with Joel McHale and Jim Rash this afternoon… Though maybe that’s been delayed indefinitely too, to really give me the proper time to prepare my interview questions? Stay tuned, Greendale Human Beings.