It's a little bit of good news/bad news for television fans today. While NBC has canceled two of its freshman series-- the dramatic crime drama Ironside and the single-camera family comedy Welcome to the Family-- those now open slots on the schedule mean the return of Community, as well as the premiere of Chicago Fire spin-off Chicago P.D. But not immediately.
Community is scheduled to return in the Thursday nights at 8 p.m. time slot on January 2 2014 with a back-to-back, hour-long premiere. This will shift Parks and Recreation, which is currently airing at 8, to 8:30 p.m starting January 9th.
Meanwhile, Chicago P.D. (whose pilot was not available for preview as of press time) will premiere in the Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. time slot as of January 8 2014.
Until then, NBC will air stunt programming in the Wednesday night time slot. Samples include a special Dateline, as well as holiday specials from Kelly Clarkson, Michael Buble, and Saturday Night Live. On Thursdays, though, we'll get an hour of Parks and Recreation starting at 8 p.m. through the end of the calendar year.
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