Despite seasons of service helping anchor a comedy block with a mostly lackluster lineup, NBC has quietly delayed Parks and Recreation for three weeks. What was supposed to begin this Thursday, Oct. 24th, Parks and Rec newest season won't premiere until Nov. 14 with back-to-back episodes.
A show like Community makes sense to be pushed and pulled around the schedule. Community makes money but isn't the front-runner like 30 Rock was for NBC. However Parks and Rec has been a ratings grabber until the most recent seasons and moving this new one around probably won't help grab any new, or old, viewers.
Not sure why NBC feels the need to shuffle things around especially at the last moment. Despite a strong start to ratings this year they've already begun slipping on certain days, yes even behind Univision again. I still don't get the idea behind moving already scheduled shows when it is so close to the air date.