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.
The May Sweeps period is upon us and thus the month is chock full of finales for those same favorite programs. Like many seasons prior, most of the shows will say goodbye toward the middle of the month. There are also a few shows who will not be returning to the airwaves after the season ends, either due to their logical end or the fall of the figurative axe by network executives.
Here's a comprehensive list of every May season and series finale for the 2010-2011 television season.
The shelving comes on the heels of major shake-ups to the cast, including the departure of star Skeet Ulrich. The show is now on hold indefinitely.
The postponement produced ripple effects across NBC's schedule. 'Parenthood,' which had been set to move to Mondays on March 1, will stay in its Tuesday 10PM timeslot for the rest of the season.
'America's Next Great Restaurant' will now premiere on Sun., March 6 at 8PM ET. And 'The Marriage Ref,' which was scheduled to return for a second season at that time, is also on hold until a later date.
If you wish to tune in, here is the Masters 2010 TV schedule at your fingertips:
To get to the ALCS, the Angels swept the Boston Red Sox in three games to win the American League West, whereas the Yankees swept the Minnesota Twins to win the American League East. The Yankees, with the better regular-season record (103-59), will have home field advantage over the Angels (97-65).
This is only the third time that the Angels and Yankees have met in the postseason; the Angels have won the previous matchups (both ALDS series), in 2002 and 2005.
All ALCS games will be televised by FOX. See below for the full ALCS schedule and TV coverage info.
The Dodgers, with the better regular-season record (95-67), will have home field advantage over the Phillies (93-69). It's the second straight NLCS meeting between the two teams, and the fifth overall; the Phillies won last year's matchup by four games to one.
All NLCS games will be televised by TBS. See below for the full NLCS schedule and TV coverage info.
The network upfronts this week are showing that network executives are the ultimate politicians, tossing around both praise and excuses and bullshit like they were running for Congress. Sure, the networks want to make money, and "spin" is a part of any business. But take a look at some of the comments we've heard this week:
Stars -- they're just like us. They go to parties, get wasted and say things they shouldn't, too. That's what makes the Golden Globes the best awards show. Not only do we see movie and TV stars in the same room (Leo and Lilly! McDreamy and Meryl!), the celebs really let loose. Steve Carell, Hugh Laurie and Geena Davis all gave hilarious speeches last year.
Check out TV Squad's picks to win in each category.
I was thinking of this scenario the other day. What if the FCC or the cable providers or the God of Television (stay with me here people) declared that you could only have one TV network coming into your house? Which network would you pick? I'm not talking about throughout history, I'm talking about the networks that exist right now and the shows that exist on the lineups right now.
This is hard for me, because every single network has something that I absolutely love. Well, OK, maybe not The CW, but every other network. ABC has Lost and The Nine coming up, but I didn't pick ABC. CBS has 60 Minutes and Old Christine, but I didn't pick CBS either. CNN has all the latest news, FOX has Family Guy and The Simpsons, and HBO has Entourage, Bill Maher, and movies, but I didn't pick them either.
I'd have to go with NBC. While I like the above networks and shows and would seriously miss them, I could not live without The Office and Studio 60. And it would be nice to be able to still see The NBC Nightly News, SNL (even if it is really lame now), Today, Wimbledon coverage, and My Name Is Earl.
But Letterman, The Price is Right, and the U.S. Open are on CBS. Damn it! Well, I guess I could go over to the house of a friend who has only CBS, right?
Which network would you pick?
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