urx unit loader NBC cancels 'Ironside,' 'Welcome to the Family,' sets 'Community,' 'Chicago PD' premiere dates
nbc cancels ironside NBC cancels 'Ironside,' 'Welcome to the Family,' sets 'Community,' 'Chicago PD' premiere dates

On Friday (Oct. 18), NBC announced a major change in its programming schedule.

Blair Underwood’s freshman drama “Ironside” and Mike O’Malley‘s new half-hour comedy “Welcome to the Family” have been canceled, the network announced in a press release. But the good news: the peacock has set premiere dates for the return of “Community” and the series premiere of “Chicago P.D.”

Dick Wolf‘s “Chicago P.D.” — the spinoff of “Chicago Fire” — will premiere at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 8, and the Season 5 premiere of “Community” will kick off with back-to-back episodes at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 2. “Community” will then settle into its 8 p.m. ET time period on Thursday, Jan. 9 followed by “Parks and Recreation’s” 100th episode at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Before “Chicago P.D.” premieres, “Ironside’s” 10 p.m. Wednesday time slot for November and December will be filled with original programming including new episodes of “Dateline,” “Saturday Night Live” holiday-themed specials and holiday music specials starring Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble.

Thursday nights from 8-9 p.m. ET for the rest of the fall season will include original back-to-back “Parks and Recreation” episodes, specials such as “SNL Halloween,” plus a previously-announced edition of “The Voice” and “The Sound of Music Live!” broadcast. “The Sing-Off” will move into the time period in December for two weeks.