NBC Announces Premiere Dates For “Chicago P.D.” and “Community”



NBC sets January alight with premiere dates for “Chicago P.D.” and “Community”

NBC is bringing in the new year with a smash, setting premiere dates for Chicago Fire‘s spinoff series Chicago P.D. and an all-new season of Community. Parks and Recreation will move to an 8.30 p.m timeslot beginning Wednesday 9 January, followed by the debut of Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m. While Ironside has been taken off the schedule, Community will air back-to-back episodes on Thursday 2 January from 8 – 9 p.m.

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Replacing Ironside for the 10 p.m Wednesday slot for both November and December will be a number of original programmes, including DatelineSaturday Night Live holiday-themed and music specials (starring Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble). For the rest of fall, the 8 – 9 p.m timeslot will broadcast back-to-back Parks and Recreation episodes, other specials like SNL Halloween and an edition of The Voice and The Sound of Music Live! programme. The Sing-Off is moving to December for two weeks.

For the full listing, check out the dates and programmes below:

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.)

“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, Mark Tinker, Peter Jankowski and Danielle Gelber 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, Chris McKenna and Patrick Kienlen. 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.

Source: NBC