NBC Reveals Return for ‘Community,’ Announces Midseason Premiere Dates

by | October 30, 2012 at 2:33 PM | Midseason 2013

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NBC has released its full midseason 2013 schedule, including the hotly anticipated return of “Community.”

The long-delayed fourth season of the cult NBC comedy, which was pulled from its original October 19 premiere date, will return on Thursday, February 7 in its former 8 PM timeslot.

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Joining the midseason lineup are three new series, including the Josh Gad-starring comedy “1600 Penn“; murder mystery drama “Deception” (formerly “Infamous”); and “Ready for Love,” a reality dating show from executive producer Eva Longoria.

Also returning will be “The Voice,” with new coaches Usher and Shakira replacing Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera;  freshman hit “Revolution;” “The Biggest Loser;” “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice;” “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers;” and “Smash,” which sees the addition of Jennifer Hudson to the cast.

The full breakdown below, via NBC:

SERIES PREMIERES:

– New Drama “Deception” (Formerly “Infamous”) January 7

– New Comedy “1600 Penn” January 10

– New Relationship Series “Ready for Love” from Eva Longoria March 31

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RETURNING SERIES:

– “The Voice” Begins Fourth Cycle March 25/26

– The Season’s Newest Hit “Revolution” Returns March 25

– “The Biggest Loser” Weighs in January 6/7 with Return of Jillian Michaels

– “Smash” Dances Back to the Schedule February 5 with Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson

– “Community” Returns February 7

–“The Celebrity Apprentice” Debuts March 3

– “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” Comes Back January 8

MONDAYS:

The new drama “Deception” – starring Meagan Good (“Think Like a Man”), Victor Garber (“Alias”), Tate Donovan (“Damages”) and Katherine LaNasa (“Alfie”) in a dark family murder mystery — debuts on January 7 (10-11 p.m. ET). Preceding “Deception” is the new season of “The Biggest Loser” which returns with a two-night premiere on Sunday, January 6 (9-11 p.m. ET) and Monday, January 7 (8-10 p.m. ET), and will continue on Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET) until the return of “The Voice.”

“The Voice” maintains its momentum as it returns March 25 for a fourth season (8-10 p.m. ET) and Tuesday, March 26 (8-9 p.m. ET). It continues its two-night Monday/Tuesday schedule as it did this fall. “Revolution” — the season’s only bona fide new hit series — will return and follow “The Voice” on March 25 (10-11 p.m. ET) when it concludes its current fall broadcast dates in November.

TUESDAYS:

Last year’s acclaimed musical drama “Smash” makes its much-anticipated return with a two-hour episode on February 5 (9-11 p.m. ET) — with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson — and will resume on Tuesday, February 12 (10-11 p.m. ET) in its regular day and time. “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” premieres on January 8 with back-to-back episodes (8-8:30 p.m. ET and 8:30-9 p.m. ET) and will continue in that hour each Tuesday.

“The Voice” also will return on Tuesdays on March 26 (8-9 p.m. ET).

THURSDAYS:

The new comedy “1600 Penn” — starring Bill Pullman (“Independence Day”), Jenna Elfman (“Dharma and Greg”) and Josh Gad (Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon”) as a typical American family who just happen to live in the White House — debuts on January 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET). Jason Winer, Emmy-winning director of “Modern Family” is co-creator and director. The critically hailed comedy “Community” returns on February 7 (8-8:30 p.m. ET). “Parks and Recreation” moves up one hour on the Thursday schedule to 8:30-9 p.m. (ET) on January 17.

SUNDAYS:

The new alternative series “Ready for Love” — an innovative and dramatic new relationship show about making real connections with executive producer Eva Longoria – premieres Sunday, March 31 (8-10 p.m. ET). Donald Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” resumes with an “All-Star” edition of former celebrity contestants on March 3 (9-11 p.m. ET) for four weeks before continuing in one-hour episodes on Sunday, March 31 (10-11 p.m. ET).