Community will return to NBC’s Thursday lineup on Feb. 7, replacing the departing 30 Rock.
Grizz Chapman, one-half of Tracy Morgan’s entourage on 30 Rock, talked with Spinoff Online at New York Comic Con about his career as a bodyguard, how he landed the TV role, and his hopes for a re-connection with former flame Liz Lemon in the show’s final season.
With nods in 17 categories each, AMC’s Mad Men and FX’s American Horror Story led the nomination for the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The winners will be announced Sept. 23.
NBC has announced it will move Community and Whitney to Fridays while bidding farewell to 30 Rock with a one-hour series finale.
Ahead of next week’s upfront presentations the networks announced the return of such shows as Once Upon a Time, Castle, Parenthood and Grimm.
NBC is reportedly set to renew 30 Rock for an abbreviated seventh and final season. Community and Parks and Recreation are said to still be in the running, with the odds leaning in favor of the latter.
After spending most of 30 Rock‘s sixth season held captive in North Korea, Avery Jessup (Elizabeth Banks) will return to the NBC comedy.
NBC Entertainment President Robert Greenblatt told reporters at the Television Critics Association that Community will return sometime this spring. He also revealed the network has “quietly re-upped” the contract of 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin.
In a midseason schedule shuffle, NBC has pulled the low-rated Community to make way for the return of 30 Rock. A network spokeswoman assures that the Greendale gang is only being put “on the bench for a bit.”
Alec Baldwin has partnered with WNYC to host a new weekly interview podcast that debuts on Oct. 24.
The network announced this afternoon that it’s renewing Thursday-night comedies Community, Parks and Recreation and The Office. They join 30 Rock, which already received its sixth-season pickup.