Community‘ fans are the first people to single out NBC for disregarding the show, by either never giving enough promotion, or changing its show-runner without so much of a phone call, and the newly-released official schedule for the fall is just icing on the cake.  So just how long will we have to wait for fresh episodes of ‘Community,’ or even ‘30 Rock?’

NBC has officially released its fall schedule for its roster of upcoming premieres, as well as the return of existing shows, and it’s a doozy for ‘Community’ fans.  Not only was the cult comedy series barely renewed for a 13-episode season sans Dan Harmon and pushed to Friday nights alongside ‘Whitney,’ now ‘Community’ will officially be the last of NBC’s premieres.

The fourth season of ‘Community’ will bow all the way on October 19th, a full month after its former Thursday night partners ‘The Office,’ ‘Parks and Recreation,’ and ‘Up All Night.’  Similarly pushed back is the final 13-episode season of ’30 Rock,’ which will premiere weeks in advance of ‘Community’ on October 4.

Elsewhere, NBC will begin previewing its new comedies as early as August, offering commercial-free previews of Matthew Perry’s ‘Go On‘ and ‘Weeds‘ star Justin Kirk’s ‘Animal Practice‘ to coincide with the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics.  Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, check out the full list of premieres below:

Wednesday, August 8
“GO ON” (sneak peek following Olympic Games coverage)

Sunday, August 12
“ANIMAL PRACTICE” (sneak peek following Olympic Games Closing Ceremonies)

Monday, August 13
8-10 p.m. “STARS EARN STRIPES” (two-hour premiere)
10-11 p.m. “Grimm

Wednesday, September 5
7:30-8:30 p.m. “NFL Kickoff Special 2012” (regular season)
8:30-11 p.m. “Sunday Night Football” (regular season)

Sunday, September 9
7-8:15 p.m. “Football Night in America” (regular day and time)
8:15-11 p.m. “Sunday Night Football” (regular day and time)

Monday, September 10
8-10 p.m. “The Voice

Tuesday, September 11
9-9:30 p.m.  “GO ON” (time period premiere)
9:30-10 p.m. “THE NEW NORMAL
10-11 p.m. “Parenthood”

Wednesday, September 12
10-10:30 p.m. “GUYS WITH KIDS” (sneak peek after penultimate “America’s Got Talent”)

Friday, September 14
9-10 p.m. “Grimm” (time period premiere)

Monday, September 17
10-11 p.m. “REVOLUTION

Thursday, September 20
8:30-9 p.m. “Up All Night”
9-9:30 p.m. “The Office”
9:30-10 p.m. “Parks and Recreation”

Wednesday, September 26
8-8:30 p.m. “ANIMAL PRACTICE” (time period premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. “GUYS WITH KIDS” (time period premiere)
9-11 p.m. “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (two-hour premiere)

Thursday, October 4
8-8:30 p.m. “30 Rock”

Wednesday, October 10
10-11 p.m. “CHICAGO FIRE”

Friday, October 19
8-8:30 p.m. “Whitney”
8:30-9 p.m. “Community”

We’re trying to keep positive that ‘Community’ was even renewed at all, but boy if NBC isn’t making it difficult these days.  What say you?  Which of NBC’s premieres has you the most excited?

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