NBC delays Community -- so it can actually promote it

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17 Responses to “NBC delays Community -- so it can actually promote it”

  1. SpaceBeers says:

    This is an unfortunate Chang of schedule.

  2. Matt Bailey says:

    Even though it’s bad news that fans have to wait, it’s good news in that NBC is clearly expecting to cancel one or more of their new fall sitcoms and needs to have a replacement on deck. Animal Practice and Guys With Kids are not getting very good ratings, and a Wednesday 8:00 or 8:30 slot would be a lot better for Community than the Friday Night Death Slot it was planned for.

  3. richardthefourth says:

    Community fans will be aggravated by the delay, as will Whitney fans. Wait, there are no Whitney fans.

  4. Chuck says:

    Now there’ll be more room for all those other quality NBC shows. Wait, there are no quality NBC shows.  Ok, 30 Rock is not bad, but it’s the last season, so they’ll just phone it in.  Why doesn’t NBC just announce, “OK, we got nothing, we’re just skipping this season completely. We’re just gonna re-run Law & Order, which is what everyone wanted anyway.”

  5. Judas Peckerwood says:

    So you’re taking NBC’s PR at face value, huh? Not in the market for a bridge by any chance, are you?

  6. First it looked like NBC was going to Arrest the Development of the ratings for Community by moving it to Friday. Now there is a Chang that it will find a better slot. I’ll wait and see what effect this has on the timeline (but will still take NBCs statement with a grain of salt).

  7. Hearing this news the day after watching the episode of 30 Rock about “tanking it” I can’t help but wonder if that wasn’t comedy, but truth.  

  8. LintMan says:

    NBC: “We have to burn the Community in order to save it.”

  9. Lurking_Grue says:

    So is the head of NBC working hard to tank the network?   So when is God Cop going to premiere?

  10. Justin White says:

    They’re not holding them back to promote these shows better, they’re holding them back to promote existing shows better. I don’t see where in the statement it says NBC thinks anything good about Community, except that they might use it to replace existing early week shows that don’t make it. 

  11. I’m betting Community and Whitney replace Guys With Kids and  Animal Practice after 13 episodes each.

  12. timquinn says:

    First draft said, “we are ditching Commuinty cause we screwed it up by firing what’s his name and the new shows suck.”

    Everyone agreed a second draft was in order.

    “Community has decided to spend more time with its family.”

    Third draft?

  13. Stay_Sane_Inside_Insanity says:

    While everyone is enthusiastically awaiting the return of NBC’s Community this fall…

    If by “everyone,” you mean, “people who loved Community, but who can somehow forgive Sony/NBC for firing Dan Harmon.”  Also known as, “almost no one.” 

    “Enthusiasm” has its limits.  You know nothing, Jon Snow Jamie Frevele.

  14. keithrc says:

    NBC is lying.  Your first instinct was correct.

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