Contact Us

‘Community’ Season 4 Premiere Delayed, Possibly Moving Off Fridays

Community Season 4 Premiere Delayed
NBC

Streets behind!  For those of us anxiously awaiting the fourth season of NBC’s ‘Community,’ and the first under new show-runners Moses Port and David Gurarascio, the wait just got a little longer.  Details are still pouring in, but it seems NBC has reneged on its plans to premiere both ‘Community’ season 4 and ‘Whitney‘ season 2 on October 19, potentially taking either comedy off of Friday as well.  But why would NBC make such a last-minute change, and when will we get our beloved ‘Community?’

Disappointing, yet perplexing news tonight, as we’ve just learned that NBC may be pulling ‘Community’ (and ‘Whitney’) from its October 19 premiere, leaving it uncertain when the Greendale gang will return.  Vulture editor Joe Adalian first confirmed the news via his Twitter, adding that the decision to move either show was based on marketing, not either show’s content.  “Insiders say network felt it needed more [time] to market,” says the journalist.

Interestingly, Vulture theorized something like this might happen as early as a month ago, noting that NBC might instead choose to use either ‘Community’ or ‘Whitney’ to fill programming holes at a later date, either on Friday as planned, or on a different night of the week.  ‘Community’ airing on a different night would certainly seem good news to fans worried that season 4′s thirteen-episode run might be the last, particularly with Friday’s notoriously difficult ratings.

UPDATE – NBC has now issued an official statement on the move:

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.

Details are continuing to develop, so keep it here for the latest on when ‘Community’ season 4 will premiere and let us know how you feel in the comments!

More From Power

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://power959.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Power 95.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Power 95.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!