TV News: Community, Steel, Mindy, Dracula

NBC is delaying both the season four premiere of “Community” and season two premiere of “Whitney” from the previously scheduled October 19th debut.

The network has not indicated new return dates for the two comedies but claim they will likely announce the news dates in a few weeks as viewership for the various new shows on its schedule settle into a groove. [Source: EW]

Steel Magnolias
Lifetime’s African-American cast telemovie remake of the 1989 feature delivered a record average of 6.5 million total viewers in its premiere on Sunday night.

That was No. 3 on Lifetime’s all-time most-watched list, its best numbers since 2006’s Fantasia Barrino telemovie. [Source: The Los Angeles Times]

Ben and Kate & The Mindy Project
Fox’s new comedies “Ben and Kate” and “The Mindy Project” have received full-season orders after just two episodes of each series have aired.

Both shows premiered to fairly soft numbers last week – 4.21 million and 4.67 million viewers respectively. [Source: The Los Angeles Times]

“Carnivale” creator Dan Knauf will serve as showrunner/head writer on NBC’s upcoming ten-episode period drama series “Dracula” alongside series creator Cole Haddon.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as Dracula who arrives in 1890’s London posing as an American entrepreneur. He sets out to get revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]