NBC Cancels Ironside, Welcome to the Family; Sets Premieres for Community, Chicago PD
by Natalie Abrams
Community will return with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 8/7c. Parks and Recreation will move back to the 8:30/7:30c timeslot the following week with its 100th episode.
Chicago Fire spin-off Chicago PD will premiere Wednesday, Jan 8 at 10/9c, replacing Ironside, which has been pulled off the schedule. In the meantime, NBC will air other original programming, including Dateline, Saturday Night Live holiday-themed specials and holiday music specials starring Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble. The final episode of Ironside will air next Wednesday.
Airing in place of Welcome to the Family on Thursdays will be an SNL Halloween special and the previously announced The Sound of Music Live! The Sing-Off will also move into the 8/7c timeslot in December for two weeks.
In our fall TV popularity contest, 48 percent of TVGuide.com users who voted said they did not like Welcome to the Family, while 42 percent said they didn’t enjoy Ironside.
Will you miss Ironside and Welcome to the Family?