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Whitney, Community: Returns Postponed for NBC Sitcoms

If you’ve been patiently waiting for the returns of NBC’s Whitney and Community sitcoms, you’re going to have to keep on waiting.

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.”

Considering that Animal Practice and Guys with Kids have been tanking in the ratings, I suspect that Whitney and Community may end up inheriting their timeslots.

What do you think? Do you think this is good news or bad news for the future of Whitney and Community?

 

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Funnyguy101 October 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Screw Whitney
Community is my favorite show of all time, and while im kinda mad i have to wait this can actually be really good, since Friday is the worst day for shows, now that they are moving it to an earlier date, it can get a better audience, cancel GWK and Whitney, and put Animal Practice with Community, plain and simple

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Greg October 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I miss Whitney too, but man – don’t kill Guys with Kids! I love it’s stupid brain-dead humor!
It’s like Valium for the mind after a tough day.

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Leigh Ann von Hoelle October 10, 2012 at 7:35 am

Bring back Whitney….i totally miss it.

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