"Community" star Yvette Nicole Brown says the show will return Thursday, Feb. 7 after a long absence from NBC's lineup.
"Guys, #Community officially has an airdate: Thursday, February 7th at 8pm!," tweeted the actress, who plays Shirley on the ensemble comedy.
NBC did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation of the date. But a Thursday return would mean the network is abandoning its plans to move the show to Friday nights, and will instead air it on its previous night.
The show was scheduled to move to Fridays Oct. 19, but NBC opted to delay the Friday debut of it and "Whitney" so it could devote itself to promoting its new fall comedies.
When one of them, "Animal Kingdom," was cancelled, its timeslot went to "Whitney," and the fate of "Community" was left up in the air.
Despite the long delay -- "Community" hasn't aired since the spring -- the Thursday timeslot would be good news for the show since Fridays usually draw much lower ratings.
NBC fired "Community" creator and showrunner Dan Harmon at the end of last season. Though it is critically acclaimed and has many diehard fans online, that hasn't translated into many viewers.
More to come...