NBC Stretches Community's Season Finale to 90 Minutes
Following its recent rise in the ratings, NBC is putting some major faith into Community.
The network has moved the struggling sitcom's season finale to May sweeps — May 17 to be exact — and added another new episode to precede the hour-long back-to-back episodes that make up the finale, The Futon Critic reports.
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This means that three new episodes of Community will air on May 17 — at 8/7c, 9/8c and 9:30/8:30c, bookending the Season 6 finale of 30 Rock at 8:30/7:30c.
The move is bad news for NBC's struggling drama, Awake, which had a two-hour finale scheduled to start at 9/8c on May 17. That two-hour finale has now been pushed to the following week, May 24, the day after the sweeps period ends.
Are you ready to get your Community overload on May 17?