Friday nights are generally considered a "kiss of death" timeslot for TV shows, so NBC's latest scheduling decision is pretty worrisome: According to Vulture, the network has just moved Community to 8:30 pm on Fridays, in a timeslot sandwiched between The Show That Was Renewed Even Though It's Awful, AKA Whitney, and Grimm. This news, coupled with the fact that series creator Dan Harmon is not yet signed on as executive producer for the new season, doesn't exactly spell out good news for the show.
Apparently, the decision was made after NBC observed that Grimm was doing rather well on Friday nights, consistently remaining a top show for viewers under 50 despite the timeslot. Plus, as NBC chief Bob Greenblatt put it, "both [Community and Whitney] have core audiences that seem to travel with them."
We can only hope. For Community, anyway.