NBC finally gives ‘Community’ a premiere date for season five and ‘Parks and Rec’ gets odd scheduling change

By | October 18, 2013 at 4:43 pm | 2 comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: ,

NBC today made two big decisions concerning its comedy programming. First, they canceled freshman series Welcome to the Family, which starred Mike O’Malley and Mary McCormack. And second, they finally chose a date to premiere the fifth season of Community. That date is Jan. 2. As you surely know, the upcoming season of the cult favorite finds show creator and original executive producer Dan Harmon back in the fold after a season-long absence. It also finds Donald Glover, who plays Troy, in only a handful of episodes. Community will return with back to back episodes on Jan. 2 and will air every Thursday (starting Jan. 9) at 8 pm ET. Parks and Recreation will move to 8:30 pm ET.

In other comedy programming news, there will be a Saturday Night Live Halloween special on Thursday, Oct. 31. And on Nov. 14 and Nov. 21 there will be back-to-back new episodes of Parks and Recreation, starting at 8:30 pm ET. On Jan. 9, the 100th episode of Parks and Recreation — co-written by Amy Poehler and Mike Schur — will air.

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  • Garison Fitch

    Even with the original show runners back, it’s hard to picture this show being anywhere near the same without Jeff, Pearce and Troy in prominent roles. But then, it has surprised me many times when I thought it had run it’s course and then it was even funnier than before!

    • Hunter Boyette

      Jeff isn’t going anywhere.

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