Previously scheduled to debut on October 19th, the season premiere of Community‘s fourth season has been delayed to an unspecified date. Community, entering it’s last season, has been a critical darling, but has seen lackluster ratings. Following the forced departure of creator Dan Harmon, the show will have a season of just 14 episodes (enough to qualify for syndication).
In a statement, NBC said: “Given the success we’ve had for the past four weeks—including winning the first week of the season in adults 18-49—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 Oct. 19. 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.”