There's bad news and good news, which do you want first? We'll start with the good news: Community has a return date! The comedy will return for Season 5 on January 2. Better news is that's a Thursday, in other words, not a Friday or any other non-Thursday day. Of course, for Community to have a spot on Thursday's line-up, one comedy would have to step aside, and it looks like it's Welcome to the Family that's getting the axe.
NBC's giving viewers an early look at two of their new shows. One's a fun family comedy, while the other's a gritty detective series. First up, we have Welcome to the Family, a single-camera comedy about two families that are about to be united by teen pregnancy. Watch the full first episode of this series below:
Among the dramas coming to NBC is Ironside, a series that stars Blair Underwood as a wheelchair bound detective that doesn't let his handicap slow him down, as evidenced by the footage featured in the trailer above. NBC has his one set to air on Wednesday nights, following Revolution and Law & Order: SVU, starting this fall.
A day ahead of their upfront presentation, NBC has posted their 2013-2014 schedule, which lays out where most of the new and returning series will air throughout the week come next fall. A few notable schedule changes appear to be taking place, including a move to Wednesdays for Revolution and a shift to Thursdays for Parenthood. Absent from the list is Community, but NBC did include it among the scripted series confirmed to return, so it will be back. It's just a matter of when.
A classic series is getting a reboot on network television. NBC’s Ironside is a police drama that initially aired on the peacock network between 1967 and 1975. The series was a popular, outside-the-box procedural that followed a wheelchair-bound detective who used his wits to solve cases. NBC has ordered a pilot for the remake of the series.