NBC has announced its plan to postpone the season premieres of both Community and Whitney. Originally scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19, the premieres for both Community and Whitney have not received official return dates following the announcement.
Entertainment Weekly said that, according to network insiders, a delay will allow for a much stronger marketing campaign backing the two shows. Furthermore, following initial analyses of new shows currently airing during the week, there stands a chance that Community and Whitney will be moved to a more desirable night should any of them underachieve in ratings.
While no official return date has been set for the two shows, NBC said in an official statement that, “When we have a better idea of viewing patterns in the next few weeks, we will announce new season premieres of Whitney and Community.”