LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC has postponed the season premieres of "Whitney" and "Community."
Said duo was set to return next Friday, October 19 at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively.
The decision, as first reported by Vulture.com, is reportedly to give a larger promotional push for the series. No new premiere dates were given.
[UPDATED!] NBC has released a statement about the news: "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.
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."