Rejoice Human Beings! "Community" officially has a Season 4 premiere date. The beloved comedy will return to its old Thursday at 8 p.m. timeslot beginning Thursday, February 7. "Community" will take the timeslot when "30 Rock" ends its seven-year run.
Series star Yvette Nicole Brown tweeted the news.
"Community" was originally supposed to premiere on Friday, October 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET alongside "Whitney." However, NBC decided to hold both shows.
“Given the success we’ve had for the past four weeks -- including winning the first week of the season in A18-49 -- we’ve decided to continue to concentrate our promotional strength on our new NBC shows that are scheduled Monday through Wednesday and have therefore decided to hold 'Community' and 'Whitney' from their previously announced premieres of October 19th," the network said in a statement after holding the premieres. "Without having to launch these comedies on Friday at this time, we can keep our promotion focused on earlier in the week -- plus we will have both comedies in our back pocket if we need to make any schedule changes on those nights. When we have a better idea of viewing patterns in the next few weeks, we will announce new season premieres of 'Whitney' and 'Community.'"
Instead, "Whitney" Season 2 will premiere on Wednesday, November 14 at 8 p.m. ET. "Whitney" replaces "Animal Practice."
There had been speculation that "Community" could sub in for "Up All Night" after it goes on an extended hiatus to reboot as a multi-camera comedy, but now we know the series will replace "30 Rock."