NBC Slots 'Community' for February Return, Sets Midseason Schedule

The Hollywood Reporter
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NBC has scheduled a return date for Community as part of its midseason schedule.

After yanking the series from its planned return on Oct. 19, the network has scheduled the Joel McHale comedy for Feb. 7 at 8 p.m., returning the series to its former time slot. 

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With second-year comedy Up All Night going on an extended hiatus from December to April/May to shift from a single-camera comedy to a multicam, Parks and Recreation will move up an hour to 8:30 p.m. starting Jan. 17.

After originally slotting Community's fourth season for Fridays, NBC yanked the cult favorite and sophomore comedy Whitney from its schedule earlier this month. Whitney has since been scheduled to take over struggling freshman entry Animal Practice's slot on Thursdays at 8 p.m. starting Nov. 7. 

Meanwhile, Smash will return Feb. 5 at 9 p.m., with rookie drama Deception (formerly Infamous) set for Jan. 7, comedy 1600 Penn bowing Jan. 10 and Eva Longoria's unscripted series Ready for Love bowing March 31 and The Voice's fourth cycle kicking off March 25-26. 

NBC's full midseason schedule is below: 


-- New Drama “Deception” (Formerly “Infamous”) January 7

-- New Comedy “1600 Penn” January 10

-- New Relationship Series "Ready for Love" from Eva Longoria March 31


-- “The Voice” Begins Fourth Cycle March 25/26

-- The Season's Newest Hit “Revolution” Returns March 25

-- "The Biggest Loser" Weighs in January 6/7 with Return of Jillian Michaels

-- “Smash” Dances Back to the Schedule February 5 with Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson    

-- “Community” Returns February 7

--“The Celebrity Apprentice” Debuts March 3

-- “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” Comes Back January 8