'Ironside' & 'Welcome to the Family' Canceled by NBC; 'Community' to Premiere January 2, 'Chicago P.D.' January 8

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October 18th, 2013


NBC Rings in the New Year with Premiere Dates for ‘Chicago P.D.,’ New Season of ‘Community’

‘Chicago Fire’ Spinoff Heats Up Schedule With Jan. 8 Debut

‘Community’ Is Back in Session as Greendale Community College Opens Its Doors With Back-to-Back Episodes Jan. 2

‘Parks and Recreation’ to Move to 8:30 Timeslot Beginning Jan. 9 With 100th Episode

‘Welcome to the Family’ and ‘Ironside’ Will Be Taken Off the Schedule

Grammy Winner Kelly Clarkson Learns the Meaning of Christmas in Dec. 11 Holiday Special

Musical Icon Michael Buble Serenades Audiences Dec. 18

‘SNL’ Arrives on Weekdays With Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas Specials

Multiplatinum Grammy Winner Carrie Underwood Stars in ‘The Sound of Music Live’ Dec. 5

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Oct. 18, 2013 — NBC has announced it will debut Dick Wolf’s “Chicago P.D.” (the spin-off of “Chicago Fire”) at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, as well as the season premiere of “Community” with back-to-back episodes from 8-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2.

“Community” then settles into its 8 p.m. time period on Jan. 9 followed by “Parks and Recreation” at 8:30. The Jan. 9 episode will be the show’s 100th and was co-written by Amy Poehler and Mike Schur.

Replacing “Ironside” in the 10 p.m. Wednesday time slot for November and December will be a string of original programming, including new episodes of “Dateline” crime stories, “Saturday Night Live” holiday-themed specials and holiday music specials starring Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble. Highlights of the detailed week-by-week list are included below.

Thursday nights from 8-9 p.m. for the remainder of the fall will include original back-to-back “Parks and Recreation” episodes, specials such as “SNL Halloween,” plus a previously-announced edition of “The Voice” and “The Sound of Music Live!” broadcast. In addition, “The Sing-Off” moves into the time period in December for two weeks. Highlights of the detailed week-by-week list are also included below.

“Chicago P.D.” will star Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, and Sophia Bush as Windy City cops. The show is a spinoff of NBC’s popular Tuesday night drama “Chicago Fire,” which continues to see significant ratings increases in its second season.

Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Peter Jankowski, Danielle Gelber and director Joe Chappelle serve as executive producers. “Chicago P.D.” is a production of Universal Television and Wolf Films.

“Community,” which is set to begin its fifth season, examines the students and faculty of Greendale Community College. The series stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Donald Glover and Ken Jeong.

“Community” was created by Dan Harmon, who serves as executive producer. Russ Krasnoff also serves as executive producer, along with Gary Foster and Chris McKenna. Tristram Shapeero is executive producer/director.

The series is a Krasnoff Foster Entertainment, Harmonious Claptrap production, in association with Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television.

Going forward, NBC Wednesday 10 p.m. timeslot:

Oct. 30: “Law & Order: SVU” (encore of season premiere)

Nov. 6: “Dateline” (original)

Nov. 13: “Dateline” (original)

Nov. 20: “Dateline” (original)

Nov. 27: “SNL Thanksgiving”

Dec. 4: “SNL Christmas” (9-11 p.m.)

Dec. 11: Kelly Clarkson Christmas Special

Dec. 18: Michael Buble Christmas Special

Jan. 8, 2014: Premiere of “Chicago P.D.”

Going forward, Thursday 8 p.m. timeslot:

Oct. 24: “The Voice” (encore)

Oct. 31: “SNL Halloween”

Nov. 7: “The Voice” (live)

Nov. 14: “Parks and Recreation” (back-to-back new episodes)

Nov. 21: “Parks and Recreation” (back-to-back new episodes)

Nov. 28: “Sunday Night Football” Thanksgiving game

Dec. 5: “The Sound of Music Live” telecast

Dec. 12: “The Sing-Off”

Dec. 19: “The Sing-Off”

Jan. 2, 2014: Season premiere of “Community” (back-to-back episodes)

Jan. 9: 100th episode of “Parks and Recreation” (8:30 p.m.)

  • hello

    Only off by a week ;)

  • Glue

    I liked WTTF. Hopefully they’ll have a Saturday burn-off for the rest of the episodes.

    Didn’t care for Ironside

  • Stop-Colin-Me

    I’m a little surprised they are holding off on replacing shows until January.

  • Cory

    Surprising to no one, but still saddening. I thought Welcome to the Family was probably the second best new comedy so far this year (behind Brooklyn 9 9). I still have last night’s episode on the DVR, and will be watching tonight.

    I’m a bit surprised they didn’t give Ironside a couple more chances. Is that 1.0 it pulled that much worse than Parenthood is doing? And what about the anemic ratings of the rest of Thursday’s comedy block? They’re really sticking with Sean saves the world and MJF from 9-10 all season? I think that MJF could still be saved if it was treated right. It had a strong sampling (2.1? 2.2? something like that), but SSTW is a horrible anchor and dragging others down.

    Just my thoughts of course.

  • Michael

    I love that “Community” is always the alternative and plan B for NBC when a new show they’ve launched has failed.

  • reedmac

    Well Chicago PD might improve the Wednesday 10pm slot but Thursdays line up is still dead

  • CrimeDawg

    Well not surprising at all. Maybe a Saturday burn off for both.

  • AlanHalliwell

    I really hope this isnt Communitys final season

  • nope

    NBC’s popular Tuesday night drama “Chicago Fire,” which continues to see significant ratings increases in its second season.


  • Grz12

    Move Rev to that 10 pm slot pls.

  • Matthew Chapman

    Hang on one moment-Does this mean The Voice on the 7th November is now airing 8-9 rather than 9-10? (as per the earlier article.)

  • davidwatts

    I caught Ironside on Wednesday and thought it was OK (you know, not ‘holy [redacted] this this awesome!’ good but not ‘this is garbage’ bad)

    guess I dont have to keep watching that.

  • Melanie

    @Cory Yes, the 1.0 for Ironsides in its first few episodes of its first season is much worse than Parenthood’s 1.3 in its 3rd (or is it 4th) season.
    Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure NBC wishes Parenthood was doing better, because 1.3 isn’t great — but it is an imprvement over Ironside.

  • mathew

    i hope they burn off welcome to the family on saturdays asap! cuz i like that show. Ironside i dont care about. Im scared sean saves the wolrd is next :/ those are the only two NBC shows i watch on thursdays

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Dang, I should’ve chosen 168 hours on the poll!

    Go Community! Go Human Beings!

  • Igwell

    RIP NBC Comedy Thursday

  • TV Addict


  • fourat

    what i would do :
    Wednesdays :
    8:00 new sitcom
    8:30 new sitcom
    9:00 SVU
    10:00 revolution

    Thursdays :
    8:00 community
    8:30 parks and rec
    9:00 Chicago PD
    10:00 parenthood

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Sara Bibel

    @Matthew Chapman Yes, it looks as though The Voice on November 7 slid back an hour mere hours after it was announced. I will update the earlier article.

  • Candy Clouds

    Just what the world needs, more Dateline episodes about women murdered by their husbands/boyfriends/fathers/brothers/uncles/sons/male neighbors/creepy male co-workers/son’s pee-wee football coach/the guy that snapped their bra straps in junior high.

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