Community fans have a hard enough time keeping their favorite show on the air at the end of each season. The show was scheduled for an Oct. 19 premiere, moving the quirky NBC sitcom to Friday nights with fellow comedy Whitney. Now it looks like fans will have even longer to wait, since NBC is pushing back the premieres of both shows, without setting a new premiere date.
Indiewire reports that NBC released a statment explaining that the premiere date change is so that the network may focus on marketing its promising new shows: “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.” That seems to suggest that if any of the new series get canceled, Community and Whitney will be able to replace them.
Community viewers have already had to deal with the shocking ousting of show creator Dan Harmon. Plus, the new season of the sitcom is only scheduled to air 13 episodes.
Fans can try to stay positive, however, by keeping in mind that the sitcom could move to a more popular night than Friday, leading to a possible boost in ratings.