NBC is the lowest rated network on television by a wide margin, and this is its solution: bench Community. Keep Whitney on the air.
In a move that executives swear does not mean the funniest show on television has been canceled, Community will take a seat on January 12 in favor of the returning 30 Rock. Meanwhile, Whitney will switch places with Up All Night.
Elsewhere, Prime Suspect fans should start saying goodbye now. The show is nowhere to be found on the following 2012 schedule...
8 p.m. The Voice
10 pm Smash (New show, premiere February 6)
8 p.m. The Biggest Loser
10 p.m. Parenthood (until February 28)
10 p.m. Fashion Star (New show)
8 p.m. Whitney (New time slot beginning January 11)
8:30 p.m. Are You There, Chelsea?
9 p.m. Rock Center with Brian Williams(New time slot)
8 p.m. 30 Rock
8:30 p.m. Parks and Recreation
9 p.m. The Office
9:30 p.m. Up All Night
10 p.m. The Firm (New show, two-hour premiere Sunday January 8; Thursday time period premiere January 12)
8 p.m. Who Do You Think You Are?
9 pm.. Grimm
10 p.m. Dateline
8 p.m. Harry’s Law (New time slot beginning March 4)
9 p.m. The Celebrity Apprentice