Just announced via Yvette Nicole Brown's Twitter, Community will return Thursday, February 7, at 8 p.m., taking over for 30 Rock when it ends in January.
The return may not be as soon as we'd hoped, but at least Community will be back in its old timeslot. Instead of Fridays. Or just canceled.
Poor Community can't catch a break -- it's not canceled yet, but NBC has fired the creator, moved it to Friday, delayed the premiere indefinitely, and recently snubbed it for an open Wednesday slot.
Never fear, fans of Greendale! The cast has filmed this cheeky video update to assure us class is still in session. Someday.
The King of Late Night is downsizing his show, but unlike a certain red-haired former host, it has nothing to do with ratings. Despite the prime time and late night turmoil NBC has experienced over the past few years, The Tonight Show is still the top-rated late night gabfest, yet NBC insiders tipped off Deadline Hollywood to massive cuts at the network's flagship program.
The downsizing includes dumping as many as 25 staffers and putting a sizable dent in host Jay Leno's $27 million to $30 million salary. Leno reportedly took a bigger cut than parent company Comcast initially requested, in order to retain some staff positions. Even Conan could muster up a golf clap for such a move. On second thought...nah.
NBC dangled the carrot of hope and disappointment during last week's upfronts when they finally revealed that fan-favorite Community would return for an abbreviated fourth season. Today, it's been revealed that showrunner and antagonist, Dan Harmon, was fired from his show and, unsurprisingly, had some words about it. To wit:
Why'd Sony want me gone? I can't answer that because I've been in as much contact with them as you have. They literally haven't called me since the season four pickup, so their reasons for replacing me are clearly none of my business. Community is their property, I only own ten percent of it, and I kind of don't want to hear what their complaints are because I'm sure it would hurt my feelings even more now that I'd be listening for free.
It's been reported that Harmon will still bear a "consulting producer" title, but with other staffing changes, it's unclear if the show will even be the same program that the internet has taken so many screencaps of.
So This Is Happening of the Day: NBC, which recently shelved the critically acclaimed sitcom Community just before announcing it had picked up Bryan Fuller's "edgy" reboot of The Munsters, is continuing its streak of head-scratching decisions with the news that it has partnered wi