NBC has just released its midseason schedule, and with it comes the expected reshuffling of its Thursday night comedy block, and the decision that many viewers feared but perhaps never dared to believe the network might actually go through with: The fervently beloved yet very low-rated Community is being pulled from the lineup, replaced in its timeslot by the returning 30 Rock. So far neither NBC nor creator Dan Harmon has issued a statement on the show’s future, but it should be noted that this isn’t an official cancellation. The New York Times’ Bill Carter (as relayed by colleague Brian Stelter) says that NBC is only keeping Community off the air “for a brief time”—though obviously that’s fairly open-ended, not likely to assuage fans at all, and does not bode well for its chances of being renewed next year. In the meantime, Thursdays will become the new home to Up All Night, while Whitney has finally been shunned and scorned right out of the programming block—and into a cushy new home as the anchor of Wednesday night. So there, everything worked out in the end, except the exact opposite of that.
UPDATE: The Futon Critic says it's been assured by NBC that all 22 episodes of the third season will be shot and aired. Meanwhile, Harmon has (obliquely) commented on the hiatus with "Streets Ahold!" Also, this still sucks.
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