Fans of NBC's "Community" have a new date to circle on their calendars: Feb 7.
Might want to do that in pencil, since the cult fave (translation: watched by a passionate few) was earlier scheduled to return this month, albeit without creator Dan Harmon, who oversaw the show for its first three seasons.
The good news? Feb. 7 is a Thursday, not a Friday, the night the show had earlier been relegated to. The bad? It's going to be on at 8 p.m., which puts it up against CBS' "The Big Bang Theory." Among other things. On Jan. 17, "Parks and Recreation" will move to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Also returning in February, according to an NBC announcement Tuesday: "Smash," its making-of-a-Broadway-musical drama. That's back with a two-hour episode featuring Jennifer Hudson on Feb. 5, after which it will air at 10 p.m. Tuesdays. Still plenty of time to kill off (or more gently lose) some of the show's more annoying characters.