Community Has a Return Date; NBC Shakes Up Its Schedule

By Tim Surette

Feb 21, 2012

The madness finally ENDS.

Whoever threw that bucket of ice water in NBC's face, thank you. Ever since the network made the comatose decision to boot Community off its midseason schedule so it could play around with its lineup, we've been waiting for the suits there to come to their senses (or something close to senses)—and according to series Dan Harmon, they finally have.

Community will return to Thursdays at 8pm starting March 15, according to a Tweet from Harmon:

Fudge and yeah!

But with Community returning, it means NBC's other shows have to scoot out of the way and play musical chairs. When the music stopped this morning, Parks and Recreation was left standing and will take a five-week break before it returns on April 19, according to press release from the network. 30 Rock will move to 8:30pm, The Office will stay put at 9pm, and Up All Night will run straight through the conclusion of its 24-episode order before it gives way to Parks and Rec.

So Thursdays on NBC this spring will look like this:

Starting March 15:
8:00pm - Community
8:30pm - 30 Rock
9:00pm - The Office
9:30pm - Up All Night

Starting April 19:
8:00pm - Community
8:30pm - 30 Rock
9:00pm - The Office
9:30pm - Parks and Recreation

It's true! It's really true!

In addition to NBC's Thursday-night shake-up, new comedies Bent and Best Friends Forever have been scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, March 21 and Wednesday, April 4, respectively. Bent will air back-to-back episodes on Wednesdays from March 21 to April 4 from 9-10pm (more like Burned? As in burned off?), and Best Friends Forever will be paired in the 8 o'clock hour with Betty White's Off Their Rockers. Rock Center with Brian Williams will move to 10pm, in case you are Brian Williams' mom and wanted to know.

And the best news of all? Whitney and Are You There, Chelsea?, which previously held the Wednesday from 8-9pm hour, will finally be done with their seasons so we can forget they ever gouged our eyeballs out in the first place. Still, that new Wednesday lineup doesn't look a whole lot better.

Okay, enough chatter, go ahead and talk about how awesome Community is in the comments below!

Follow writer Tim Surette on Twitter: @TimAtTVDotCom

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  • black_heart Feb 25, 2012

    Happy dance!!!!

  • jussten Feb 25, 2012

    I am sad it comes at the expense of Parks and Rec but glad it's coming back. Hopefully, Parks, Community, 30 Rock and the Office all come back next season. There aren't enough good comedies on TV.

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  • Laurenest Feb 24, 2012

    Yes! Finally the only great thing on all of television is back, Community!! Can't wait for it to be back for many more seasons! 8pm Thursdays forever!

    Welcome bach Community!!! We've missed you soooo much!!

    6 seasons and a movie!

  • retroman77 Feb 24, 2012

    Community is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack


  • ganthonystx Feb 24, 2012

    Time to get my paintball gun...

  • BarryDalton Feb 23, 2012

    that's a solid comedy bloc for NBC

  • kingbasil Feb 23, 2012

    I loved Whitney

  • kryptonkalel27 Feb 24, 2012

    LOL .......LOL

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