According to Coming Soon, NBC has decided to delay the premieres of both Community and Whitney for an unspecified amount of time. The shows were supposed to return on October 19, but now there seems to be no set premiere date at all. The network had this to say about it:
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.
It looks like the only way we’ll see either show is if another series completely falters and NBC finds itself with a gaping hole in its schedule. Frankly, we wouldn’t expect either premiere to air in the near future. Again, television giveth, and television taketh away.
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[via Coming Soon]