NBC Puts “Community” On Hold

NBC is overhauling its line-up for mid-season with its Monday and Thursday night line-ups undergoing a shake-up reports Entertainment Weekly.

Critically acclaimed but ratings challenged “Community” has been pulled off the air for the moment, but the network says it’s not cancelling the show and that the absence will be brief (a return date hasn’t been set yet). Replacing “Community” in that timeslot will be new episodes of “30 Rock”.

Meanwhile struggling newcomer “Whitney” is losing its 9:30pm Thursday post-“The Office” slot and is instead moving to Wednesdays at 8pm where it will be followed by new comedy “Are You There, Chelsea”. The Thursday slot will now be taken by the promising “Up All Night”.

NBC is also bumping its troubled “Prime Suspect” from the high-profile 10pm Thursday slot and will replace it with the new TV series based on John Grisham’s “The Firm”. While the network officially says ‘Prime’ has not been canceled as yet, unofficial sources indicate the axe may have fallen yesterday.