Fall TV problems and perks

Spencer Doar

 

This was supposed to be a blog reminding people that the fourth season of “Community” debuts on Oct. 19, but earlier this week NBC delayed that premiere indefinitely.  The “Community” faithful were already worried because of the departure of the show’s creator, Dan Harmon.  This move by NBC does nothing to allay fears about the show’s direction.  (The season four teaser looked good though—if that means anything).  Especially frustrating is the knowledge that those episodes are ready and sitting in the wings. 

There is solace to be found in FX’s “The League” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”  Those shows returned Thursday night with their respective brands of zaniness, with both plots going to the hospital.  In “Sunny” the gang struggled with the decision to euthanize Dennis and Dee’s Nazi grandfather (at least that’s a part of their typical spiraling tale of misadventure), while “The League” saw its characters holding their new draft in Jenny’s room while she’s giving birth.  The shows are certainly still worth the time.