'Community' gets a premiere date (for real) and returns to Thursday nights

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community-season-4-fall-2012-nbc.jpg "Community" finally has a premiere date for Season 4: Feb. 7 is the new Oct. 19.

NBC says the cult-favorite comedy, which had initially been scheduled for an Oct. 19 premiere but then was pushed back, will debut on Feb. 7, 2013. It will return to its home at 8 p.m. ET Thursdays, taking over the spot that will be vacated when "30 Rock" ends.

Cast member Yvette Nicole Brown broke the news via Twitter on Tuesday (Oct. 30), and a network rep confirmed the date to Zap2it.

The show's midseason berth could create the somewhat odd sight of Jeff Winger ( Joel McHale) and Co. celebrating Halloween closer to Valentine's Day and Christmas sometime in March, but "Community" fans shouldn't be too upset about that.

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