Both were set to have their season debuts on Friday, October 19th, but they have been postponed and will return at a date to be determined. According to Vulture, NBC has decided to continue focusing its promotional efforts on its current successful programming.
A network statement explains, “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.”
What do you think? Do you think this is good news or bad news for the future of Whitney and Community?