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COMMUNITY Returns To Thursday After All!! But What About Fuller’s HANNIBAL??
NBC's Midseason Plans!!

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“Community” finally returns to the airwaves Feb. 7 (that’s a Thursday) but there’s no mention in NBC’s midseason plans of “Hannibal,” suggesting we probably won’t see Bryan Fuller’s Dr. Lecter series until April.

Press release:

10/30/2012 01:55



-- New Drama “Deception” (Formerly “Infamous”) January 7

-- New Comedy “1600 Penn” January 10

-- New Relationship Series "Ready for Love" from Eva Longoria March 31


-- “The Voice” Begins Fourth Cycle March 25/26

-- The Season's Newest Hit “Revolution” Returns March 25

-- "The Biggest Loser" Weighs in January 6/7 with Return of Jillian Michaels

-- “Smash” Dances Back to the Schedule February 5 with Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson

-- “Community” Returns February 7

--“The Celebrity Apprentice” Debuts March 3

-- “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” Comes Back January 8

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 30, 2012 – NBC today announced changes to its 2013 primetime mid-season schedule highlighted by the premieres of three new series, including comedy "1600 Penn," from one of the architects of "Modern Family"; an intriguing drama "Deception" (formerly “Infamous”); and producer Eva Longoria's big reality relationship show "Ready for Love."

In addition, several of the network's biggest hits will return, including "The Voice" with new coaches Usher and Shakira; fall hit "Revolution"; "Smash," featuring Jennifer Hudson; and "The Biggest Loser," with some innovative changes to the format and the return of Jillian Michaels.

Further scheduling announcements will be forthcoming.

Following are the highlights of the changes:


The new drama “Deception” – starring Meagan Good (“Think Like a Man”), Victor Garber (“Alias”), Tate Donovan (“Damages”) and Katherine LaNasa (“Alfie”) in a dark family murder mystery -- debuts on January 7 (10-11 p.m. ET). Preceding “Deception” is the new season of “The Biggest Loser” which returns with a two-night premiere on Sunday, January 6 (9-11 p.m. ET) and Monday, January 7 (8-10 p.m. ET), and will continue on Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET) until the return of "The Voice."

“The Voice” maintains its momentum as it returns March 25 for a fourth season (8-10 p.m. ET) and Tuesday, March 26 (8-9 p.m. ET). It continues its two-night Monday/Tuesday schedule as it did this fall. “Revolution” -- the season’s only bona fide new hit series -- will return and follow “The Voice” on March 25 (10-11 p.m. ET) when it concludes its current fall broadcast dates in November.


Last year’s acclaimed musical drama “Smash” makes its much-anticipated return with a two-hour episode on February 5 (9-11 p.m. ET) -- with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson -- and will resume on Tuesday, February 12 (10-11 p.m. ET) in its regular day and time. “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” premieres on January 8 with back-to-back episodes (8-8:30 p.m. ET and 8:30-9 p.m. ET) and will continue in that hour each Tuesday.

“The Voice” also will return on Tuesdays on March 26 (8-9 p.m. ET).


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"1600 Penn"

The new comedy “1600 Penn” -- starring Bill Pullman (“Independence Day”), Jenna Elfman (“Dharma and Greg”) and Josh Gad (Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon”) as a typical American family who just happen to live in the White House -- debuts on January 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET). Jason Winer, Emmy-winning director of "Modern Family" is co-creator and director. The critically hailed comedy “Community” returns on February 7 (8-8:30 p.m. ET). “Parks and Recreation” moves up one hour on the Thursday schedule to 8:30-9 p.m. (ET) on January 17.


The new alternative series “Ready for Love” -- an innovative and dramatic new relationship show about making real connections with executive producer Eva Longoria – premieres Sunday, March 31 (8-10 p.m. ET). Donald Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” resumes with an “All-Star” edition of former celebrity contestants on March 3 (9-11 p.m. ET) for four weeks before continuing in one-hour episodes on Sunday, March 31 (10-11 p.m. ET). 


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  • Oct. 30, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by xmanse

    Boo. Hiss. I miss Community.

  • Oct. 30, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST

    These "First" monkeys are experienced turd vaporizers

    by Adam D. Kline

    I hope you all fucking rot from the testicles. And so much for a full season of Community. Fucking NBC. I hope you all fucking rot from the testicles.

  • Oct. 30, 2012, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Fucking February! Are you kidding me??

    by aramis2112

  • Comcast/NBC obviously doesn't know what they have or what to do with any show. That show is streets ahead. At the same time though, I feel like this will be the last season (well, it might have been if Harmon was still running it). I feel like after they graduate it should probably end. Maybe an episode or hour long "After College" to close it up.

  • Oct. 30, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    February 7th is October 19th!

    by monolithik

    Cool cool cool.

  • Oct. 30, 2012, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Don't get me wrong, i'm glad NBC isn't cancelling Community and moving it to Thursdays but...

    by The_guy_in_the_rated_R_movie

    FEBRUARY 7th!?!? Come the fuck on, why the wait? The shows must be ready, Community was previously going to premier October 19th.

  • Oct. 30, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST


    by Thomas

    Here you go: A disgraced women's soccer coach becomes a hitman. Alternatively: a hitman becomes a women's soccer coach. Or: a monkey becomes a volleyball or something. I'm tired.

  • Oct. 30, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    How does a network get this imcompetent?

    by Sean

    Seriously, someone in that building has to be sickeningly aware of how inept they're running their house. I mean, compared to the other networks, NBC has the most intellectually stimulating line-up of comedies on TV right now, and they still can't market themselves out of a paper bag. At the same time, they themselves have to find it equally inexplicable and depressing that we live in a world where getting someone to watch Community or Parks and Rec is harder than getting them to watch Two and a Half Men or TBBT, what can you do when people want to be willfully stupid and entertain themselves as such?

  • Oct. 30, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by theGoldbergV

    this means the whole season will be in the can before it starts airing. Which effectively destroys any chance of the getting a full season. Oh well. Not convinced this season will be any good anyway. That October 19th video was worrying, it was kinda the same jokes but just not quite as sharp. Sort of the same, but different and not as good. Like good fanfic or season 5 of Babylon 5. I still hold out hope but Harmon was so distinctive a voice I can't imagine what it'll be like without him.

  • Oct. 30, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Disney needs to buy community and have joss whedon run it

    by Redhead_Redemption

  • Oct. 30, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST


    by jsfithaca

    i need my community now! and of course they put it up against big bang theory again

  • Oct. 30, 2012, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Troy as Lando Calrissian

    by rakesh patel

    make it happen people.

  • Oct. 30, 2012, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Who cares? It's a FAKE Community, anyway.

    by thefreshestthing

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    I miss the days when they ran shows through the holidays.

    by MovieManStill

    Of course, back in the 70s, a lot of shows ended in late March or early April. I don't know the origin of the May sweeps. One of my favorite MTM episodes from the 70s, aired first-run on Christmas Eve, and it wasn't a holiday-themed edition. A lot of families are together, it's cold outside, and the TV is on, in December. January is definitely a homebound months for a good deal of the country. Two-month breaks are bad for a new show in mid-season.

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST

    I`d hire the community cast to perform in my living room.

    by higgledyhiggles

    Not letting them leave. Chang Style.

  • Oct. 31, 2012, 9:01 p.m. CST

    The wait on Community

    by Andrew

    The reason shows get dumped in mid-season is because the network lacks confidence in said show's ability to get ratings. They put other shows in its place that they think will do better. It doesn't matter when the show was finished filming, only when NBC thinks the most people will watch. Or when they can dump it where people aren't as likely to see it, claim it has low ratings, then cancel it. That's what Fox does. The move back to Thursdays is good news, but the mid-season thing makes me nervous. Anyways, I love Community. One of my favorite sitcoms of all time.

  • Nov. 1, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Quick show of hands - anyone here think Jenna Elfman is funny?

    by 2for2true

    No one? Thought so.

  • Nov. 1, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Exciting news

    by jim

    This means we get a Halloween episode in February and a Christmas episode in March. Only on NBC!

  • Nov. 1, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST

    So, Feb. 7th is now officially Oct. 19th!

    by shagdrum