There’s good news and bad news for Community fans. The good news is Community isn’t technically cancelled. The bad news is, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be back next January when the rest of their Thursday night line-up returns from the winter hiatus.
NBC posted the schedule for Midseason 2012, which you can view below. If you’re a Community fan, you may notice that the excellent half-hour comedy is not on the line-up. NBC has 30 Rock set to take over the 8:00 p.m. spot for its season debut. Meanwhile, the schedule confirms that Up All Night will be moving to Thursday at 9:30 p.m., taking over for Whitney, which will be moved to Wednesday and paired with new comedy Are You there, Chelsea? Putting Whitney with Chelsea seems like a good call, as is putting Up All Night on Thursdays, but it's going to hurt not having a weekly dose of Community next winter.
NBC makes no mention of Community's fate in their release, which doesn’t bode well for the series, however NY Times’ Brian Stelter tweeted:
"Community" is definitely NOT cancelled, NYT's Bill Carter says, two cubicles over. NBC says it'll be off the air for only a brief time."
For only a brief time? Does that mean, for the rest of the season? Or for a few weeks until something inevitably gets cancelled and Community then swoops in to resume its awesomness on the network? Hopefully NBC will post some update on the series soon.
On to other NBC show updates, Deadline reports that Harry’s Law has been given a full-season order for its second season. The jury is still out on Prime Suspect, however NBC is said to be considering their options on that one. New drama The Firm is set to take over PS's spot on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m.