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In Another Bad Sign for NBC Show, the Network Shuffles Its Finale Out of May Sweeps TVLine

NBC has tweaked the schedules for a couple of its season finales, moving the finale of a low-rated series out of the May sweeps period and moving another season finale into sweeps, TVLine.com reports.

The freshman series “Awake,” which has been performing poorly, gets bumped from the sweeps lineup, while fan favorite “Community” gets an upgrade to sweeps, the story reports.

The finale of "Community" moves up a week to May 17. The finale is a double-episode program, which will be added to a night that already has a previously scheduled "Community" episode, meaning that NBC will air three episodes of the show on May 17, the story says. The regular episode will air at 8 p.m., followed by the season finale of “30 Rock,” then the back-to-back “Community” episodes.

The loser in the scheduling change is "Awake," which was supposed to have a double-episode finale on May 17. Instead, the freshman drama will air its second hour of its finale on May 24, the night after the sweeps period ends, the piece notes.