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Community Creator Dan Harmon Reacts to Idol Move

Fringe fans aren't the only ones concerned by the midseason schedule unveiled this evening by FOX, which includes the move of American Idol to Wednesdays and Thursdays in January.

The move means that the reality juggernaut, which has seen its ratings deflated somewhat of late, will now air opposite NBC's cult comedy Community. But it's not time to send in the save our show letters just yet.

Creator Dan Harmon, reached by Televisionary on Friday evening, had this to say.

"My reaction: We have nothing to worry about," Harmon told me. "American Idol has a totally different audience. They like popular things."

So there. Viva Greendale.

Comments

Sue Ann said…
Well I for one am very worried...can't NBC do something to shore up the schedule? Put Outsourced on at 8, and save Community for 9 or 930 after Parks and Recreation.
Anonymous said…
I'm worried too!! this is BAD!!!! NBC please do something!!!!
Thomas said…
The community creator sounds like a funny guy. No surprise there, I suppose.

I love Community and have never watched American Idol (again not surprising as it isn't broadcast here in the Netherlands, but we have our own version I haven't watched either), so I hope he's right.
The CineManiac said…
And yet another reason for me to stop watching idol this season (beside of course the awful new judges they choose), not giving up Community and Big Bang Theory for a results show.
Annie said…
Good for Dan. I won't be watching AI results show. Would rather watch something you know entertaining. Community FTW!

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