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NBC Announces 2011-2012 TV Schedule

by Jean Bentley, posted May 15th 2011 2:15PM
ChuckThis afternoon, NBC announced its complete programming lineup and schedule for the fall 2011 TV season. Six new series -- three comedies and three dramas -- will debut later this year, with six more shows ready for mid-season.

The major changes include 'Chuck' moving from its Monday time slot to Friday nights at 8PM (for a final season of 13 episodes), while Monday nights get all-new two-hour episodes of 'The Sing-Off' (not just a December thing anymore) before the brand-new drama 'The Playboy Club.'

Wednesday gets two new half-hour sitcoms at 8PM, 'Up All Night' with Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph, and 'Free Agents,' with 'Harry's Law' as a buffer before the more serious 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (which may or may not eventually feature Jennifer Love Hewitt as a detective).

The network has abandoned its three-hour Thursday night comedy block, but most interestingly isn't bringing back '30 Rock' until mid-season. (Possibly to accommodate for star Tina Fey's maternity leave?) New sitcom 'Whitney' debuts after the office, with the new drama 'Prime Suspect' taking the 10PM slot. After the jump, see what else NBC has in store for the new TV season.

NBC 2011 Fall Schedule

8-10PM: 'The Sing-Off'
10-11PM: 'The Playboy Club' *new

8-10PM: 'The Biggest Loser'
10-11PM: 'Parenthood'

8-8:30PM: 'Up All Night' *new
8:30-9PM: 'Free Agents' *new
9-10PM: 'Harry's Law'
10-11PM: 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'

8-8:30PM: 'Community'
8:30-9PM: 'Parks and Recreation'
9-9:30PM: 'The Office'
9:30-10PM: 'Whitney' *new
10-11PM: 'Prime Suspect' *new

8-9PM: 'Chuck'
9-10PM: 'Grimm' *new
10-11PM: 'Dateline NBC'

NBC 2012 Mid-Season Schedule

8-10PM: 'The Celebrity Apprentice'
10-11PM: 'The Firm' *new

8-10PM: 'The Voice'
10-11PM: 'Smash' *new

Other shows that have yet to be scheduled: The Kyle Killen drama 'Awake' and the comedies 'Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea,' 'Best Friends Forever' and 'Bent.'

Watch clips for all their new shows here

Tell us: What do you think of the schedule? Any big surprises?

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I hope that Grimm is returning to NBC for 2012. Grimm was my favorite show on NBC for 2011.

January 02 2012 at 12:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hope NBC changes its mind and not cancel Chuck after the 5th season. This is the only show that has it all, comedy, drama, action and a love story all rolled into one. We the fans plead with NBC to please, please continue with the series forever.

May 21 2011 at 5:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Grimm practically has a death sentence by pitting it against Supernatural. Grimm will attract the exact same audience, except that it will be split and both shows will suffer. Idiots.

May 21 2011 at 3:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Who is NBC trying to kid? Every one of their new shows look like they're headed for early cancellation.

May 18 2011 at 10:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Love Harriet's Law, happy to hear it's returning.

May 16 2011 at 12:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

no wonder nbc is the the lowest rated network. they get rid of good shows with real scripts, like The Event and L&O, and keep on garbage like the Biggest Loser and Donald Trump's retarded show. I dont know who the biggest losers are, the NBC execs., or the morons who watch that trash.

May 16 2011 at 2:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Totally agree! They definitely need new programming executives who know what's good and what's crap. And they should find a new way to get program ratings than that out-of-date, tiny Neilson samplings.

May 18 2011 at 10:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jennifer Comet Wagne

Chuck and Fringe won't be competing because Fringe is on at 9 and Chuck will be on at 8. I'm actually glad Chuck is moving to Friday. Monday night was way to crowded.

May 15 2011 at 7:43 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Great - Chuck and Fringe are competing against each other. I watch three hours of network television a week and two of them will be on during the same block. X(

May 15 2011 at 7:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nick Caldarola

The only decent show on the schedule is Harry's Law. Which will be all that I will be watching on NBC. It amazies me that Chuck and Trump still continues on while other good shows are cancelled.

May 15 2011 at 6:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I read elsewhere that 30 Rock will be a midseason show because of Tina Fey's pregnancy

May 15 2011 at 3:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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