…but it’s not because the network is continuing the death rattle of the beloved Greendale crew.
The peacock network is delaying the premiere of Community because they’d like to “keep their promotional strength on their new NBC shows scheduled Monday through Wednesday.” NBC also stated, “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.”
What this means is basically NBC’s new sitcoms, Animal Practice and Guys with Kids are struggling in the ratings. It also means that if they decide to remove those shows from their schedule earlier in the week, Community and Whitney might have a chance on a night that’s not the Friday night graveyard or the Thursday night slugfest.