NBC has delayed the Season 4 debut of Community and the Season 2 premiere of Whitney to an undetermined date. An unidentified source from NBC revealed that the delay is meant to give both shows an extra marketing push.
Both shows were slated to debut Friday, October 19, with Whitney kicking off the night at 8 PM ET and Community following at 8:30 PM ET. The network will air repeats of Grimm in the 8 PM hour for the time being.
The delay is yet another chapter in the unique history of Community, which goes into Season 4 without series creator Dan Harmon after he was fired in May. Moses Port and David Guarascio are taking over as the new showrunners this season. The show was also delayed for several months last year after being left off the NBC midseason schedule.
Whitney debuted last fall in the Thursday night 8:30 PM time slot, just after Community, before being moved to Wednesday nights in the spring. Both shows make their Friday debuts this fall, although we're not quite sure when that debut will be.