TV Buzz: NBC Puts ‘Community,’ ‘Whitney’ Returns on Hold Indefinitely; ‘Big Bang Theory’s’ Kaley Cuoco Returning as People’s Choice Awards Host

Community and Whitney fans will have to wait to see the premieres of their shows as NBC has announced both comedies will be put on hold indefinitely. The network’s statement regarding the decision explained, “Given the success we’ve had for the past four weeks – including winning the first week of the season in A18-49 – we’ve decided to continue to concentrate our promotional strength on our new NBC shows that are scheduled Monday through Wednesday and have therefore decided to hold Community and Whitney from their previously announced premieres of October 19th.”

The statement continued, “Without having to launch these comedies on Friday at this time, we can keep our promotion focused on earlier in the week — plus we will have both comedies in our back pocket if we need to make any schedule changes on those nights. When we have a better idea of viewing patterns in the next few weeks, we will announce new season premieres of Whitney and Community.” [Vulture]

There’s a fourth Toy Story movie on the way…

Get excited Toy Story fans! Buzz Lightyear and Woody are coming to the small screen in their own TV movie. The special, Toy Story of Terror, will air around Halloween 2013. It’s unknown where it’ll air but Disney Channel and ABC would be likely. Star Tom Hanks, who voices Woody, had said in interview last year that there were plans for a fourth film, “I think there will be (another film)… Yeah (I) think they’re working on it now.” []

The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco is returning as host of the People’s Choice Awards. The show, which will air on CBS on January 9, 2013, will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Voting for the People’s Choice Awards begins Oct. 23. [Deadline]

Ever regret getting that tattoo? Well, you’re not alone. Jersey Shore executive producer SallyAnn Salsano and her production company, 495 Productions, are fixing tattoo regrets on a new Spike TV series, Tattoo Nightmares. It debuts on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 11 PM. [Spike TV]

Emmy award winner Louis C.K. is taking a break. It was reported this morning that the actor, writer, director and editor of Louie has been granted his request of an extended hiatus before filming the fourth season of his critically acclaimed show. The hiatus will give the funnyman time to focus on writing the show. Season 4, originally set to air in summer of 2013, will now be seen in spring of 2014. The comedian will continue his stand-up tour. [THR]

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