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NBC's 2009-2010 Fall Schedule - New/Returning Shows

shared time period strategy around nbc's broadcast of 2010 winter olympics along with jay leno at 10 p.m. Enables network to broadcast original programming year-round

network renews returning series "law & order" and "chuck"

new york city -- may 19, 2009 - nbc announced today its 2009-2010 schedule featuring more original programming than ever before and a shared time-period strategy around nbc's olympics platform that, along with "the jay leno show" (mondays-fridays 10-11 p.m. Et), allows the network to broadcast all-new content year-round.

In addition, nbc issued renewals to "law & order" and "chuck" (see accompanying release) as part of its strong slate of new and returning shows announced recently at the network's highly successful infront.

"nbc has picked up more scripted shows than last season even with "the jay leno show" at 10 p.m.," said ben silverman, co-chairman, nbc entertainment and universal media studios. "we're incredibly excited about our new and returning series and have more comedy programming than anyone else, as well as two of the most buzzed about new shows, 'community' and 'parenthood.' we can't wait for the fall."

"we are extremely proud to introduce these strong new series to nbc's schedule next season in strategic timeslots that position them for success," said angela bromstad, president, primetime entertainment, nbc and universal media studios. "they join some of the highest quality returning shows on television, which will serve as a strong foundation to the new schedule. I think viewers are going to be happy to see this lineup of great new shows that will truly fit the nbc legacy of quality, culturally defining shows."

nbc's shared time period strategy will kick off this fall on mondays with the premiere of "heroes" (8-9 p.m. Et) continuing with all originals before "chuck" assumes the time period after the 2010 winter olympic games, which will be a powerful launching platform with its broad, female appeal and strong ratings as the most-watched event of the year. Using "nbc sunday night football's" potent promotional platform, the new high-octane drama "trauma" will debut mondays (9-10 p.m. Et) with the epic event series "day one" taking over the time period following the olympics.

Nbc's successful "the biggest loser" series continues tuesdays (8-10 p.m.) and will help launch the new wednesday lineup this fall, with the new family drama "parenthood" debuting (8-9 p.m. Et) and the new hospital drama "mercy" assuming the time period post-olympics. "law & order: Special victims unit" will air 9-10 p.m. Et following "parenthood."

nbc's thursday marquee comedy night will begin with the only live comedy between 8-10 p.m. On any network, "saturday night live weekend update thursday" (8-8:30 p.m. Et), followed by "parks and recreation" (8:30-9 p.m. Et), "the office" (9-9:30 p.m. Et) and the new comedy "community" (9:30-10 p.m. Et). After "saturday night live weekend update thursday" completes its multi-week run, "community" will move to 8 p.m. And "30 rock" will debut at 9:30 p.m., enabling nbc to feature more original comedy than ever before.

On fridays in the fall, the enduring drama "law & order" will return for its record 20th season (tying "gunsmoke" as the longest running drama series in primetime) and will lead off at 8-9 p.m. (et) while "southland" follows at 9-10 p.m. (et), building a great crime block.

Saturdays will be a showcase for "dateline nbc" (8-9 p.m. Et) and encore episodes of "trauma" (9-10 p.m. Et) and "law & order: Special victims unit" (10-11 p.m. Et).

"football night in america" (7-8:20 p.m. Et) and " nbc sunday night football" (8:20-11 p.m. Et) - the number one show of the fall -- will return on sundays in the fall with a fan-pleasing schedule of games to round out the fall season.

Utilizing the compatible demographics provided by the olympics, nbc will launch the premieres of "the marriage ref" from executive producers jerry seinfeld and ellen rakieten ("oprah") on sundays (8-9 p.m. Et) and the third season premiere of "the celebrity apprentice" on sundays with two-hour editions (9-11 p.m. Et). In addition, the new comedy "100 questions" will debut on tuesdays (9:30-10 p.m. Et) following a 90-minute edition of "the biggest loser" (8-9:30 p.m. Et).

And coming in the summer, nbc will telecast all original episodes of "the jay leno show," "friday night lights," "america's got talent," "breakthrough with tony robbins," "dateline nbc," with additional programs to be announced later.
nbc fall 2009 schedule

MONDAY

8-9 p.m. - “Heroes”

9-10 p.m.–”TRAUMA”

10-11 p.m. - “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

TUESDAY

8-10 p.m. - “The Biggest Loser” (two-hour edition)

10-11 p.m. - “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

WEDNESDAY

8-9 p.m. - “PARENTHOOD”

9-10 p.m. - “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”

10-11 p.m. - “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

THURSDAY

8- 8:30 p.m. - “SNL WEEKEND UPDATE THURSDAY” (multi-episode run)

8:30-9 p.m. - “Parks and Recreation”

9- 9:30 p.m. - “The Office”

9:30-10 p.m. - “COMMUNITY” (moves to Thursdays 8-8:30 p.m. after multi-episode run “30 Rock” returns)

10-11 p.m. - “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

FRIDAY

8-9 p.m. - “Law & Order”

9-10 p.m. - “Southland”

10-11 p.m. - “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

SATURDAY

8-9 p.m. - “Dateline NBC”

9-10 p.m. - “TRAUMA” (encore broadcast)

10-11 p.m. - “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (encore broadcast)

SUNDAY

7- 8:20 p.m. “Football Night in America”

8:20-11 p.m. “NBC Sunday Night Football
nbc mid-season 2010 schedule

(2010 WINTER OLYMPICS preempt regularly scheduled programming from February 12-28, 2010)

*New programs in UPPER CASE

MONDAY

8-9 p.m. - “Chuck” (season premiere)

9-10 p.m.–”DAY ONE”

10-11 p.m. - “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

TUESDAY

8-9:30 p.m. - “The Biggest Loser” (90-minute edition)

9:30-10 p.m. - “100 QUESTIONS”

10-11 p.m. - “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

WEDNESDAY

8-9 p.m. - “MERCY”

9-10 p.m. - “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”

10-11 p.m. - “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

THURSDAY

8- 8:30 p.m. - “COMMUNITY”

8:30-9 p.m. - “Parks and Recreation”

9- 9:30 p.m. - “The Office”

9:30-10 p.m. - “30 Rock”

10-11 p.m. - “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

FRIDAY

8-9 p.m. - “Law & Order”

9-10 p.m. - “Southland”

10-11 p.m. - “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

SATURDAY

8-9 p.m. - “Dateline NBC”

9-10 p.m. - “Southland” (encore broadcast)

10-11 p.m. - “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (encore broadcast)

SUNDAY

7-8 p.m. - “Dateline NBC”

8-9 p.m. - THE MARRIAGE REF

9-11 p.m. - “The Celebrity Apprentice” (season premiere; two-hour edition)

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So Earl is gone for good?

And no Chuck til 2010?
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Notes:
- Looks like Heroes in the fall only
- Chuck takes another long hiatus....sigh. Oh did I mention the partnership with Subway where....Sarah will not work for them? Yeah.
- 30 Rock on hiatus until Spring? WTF?
- Earl is dead at NBC.
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Wow, what a terrible schedule. And they're going to continue running The Biggest Loser into the ground with 2-hour and 90-minute episodes? Sheesh.
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So if this schedule is correct, does that mean Friday Nights Lights is only airing on DirectTV? No rebroadcast on NBC?
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Wow, what a trainwreck. Kind of weird they dropped Earl and Medium so unceramoniously.

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So if this schedule is correct, does that mean Friday Nights Lights is only airing on DirectTV? No rebroadcast on NBC?
Uhh...coming in the Summer...of 2010? WTF?

Don't worry, once NBC cancels Southland we will likely see FNL in early 2010.
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L&O at 8 pm? Weird. I'm happy it's back though.
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Wow, what a trainwreck.
Seriously. I guess NBC is the new Fox.
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Umm....where is Medium? If NBC canceled it, CBS will pick it up. Likely the same with Earl for Fox.
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Naw, FOX just cans a lot of shows that don't show growth, they haven't done a good "When idiots meet wildlife" special in a while... NBC is just run by silly twats.
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Meh... Nothing to get me excited about the fall. Couldn't stand Jay Leno at 10:35 p.m. Can't imagine it will be any better at 9 p.m.
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Looks like the 'time-sharing' strategy became a reality. I don't mind it, since it gives shows like Chuck another chance. Plus the condensed seasons will benefit shows like Heroes. I'm sort of surprised Southland is getting the full season and not just a half season, even if it's just a Friday spot, since its ratings have been free-falling every week and now are at Kath & Kim levels.
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Criminal Intent is gone?
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Looks like the 'time-sharing' strategy became a reality. I don't mind it, since it gives shows like Chuck another chance. Plus the condensed seasons will benefit shows like Heroes. I'm sort of surprised Southland is getting the full season and not just a half season, even if it's just a Friday spot, since its ratings have been free-falling every week and now are at Kath & Kim levels.
Southland is just scheduled because NBC is hopefully it will stick around. If NBC cancels it they will just shuffle something else into its spot.
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Earl and Medium news:

Lousy karma alert: NBC has pulled the plug on My Name is Earl. The show's sidekick, Ethan Suplee, just confirmed the news via Twitter.

"Just got the call that My Name Is Earl has been canceled," he wrote. "They sure did take their time with that decision -- or rather informing us of it."

An Earl insider says execs at 20th Century (the show's producer), are in discussions with Fox and ABC about picking up the four-year-old comedy.

Similarly, NBC has passed on ordering another season of Medium. There's no word if the show will shift to CBS, as has been rumored.

Meanwhile, sources confirm that CBS is disbanding The Unit after four seasons.

My Fall TV Cheat Sheet has been updated to reflect both changes.

For up-to-the-minute renewal-cancellation-pickup scuttlebutt throughout upfront week, stay close to both my blog (the one you're reading now!) and Twitter feed. And to see the networks' complete fall schedules, head to the Hollywood Insider blog.
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Nice to see Earl end on a "to be continued" when it won't be.
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Umm....where is Medium? If NBC canceled it, CBS will pick it up. Likely the same with Earl for Fox.
No Medium or Earl? I thought that Weekend update was only going to be 8 episodes tops...

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So if this schedule is correct, does that mean Friday Nights Lights is only airing on DirectTV? No rebroadcast on NBC?
Uhh...coming in the Summer...of 2010? WTF?
Indeed WTF!

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Don't worry, once NBC cancels Southland we will likely see FNL in early 2010.
Why would they pick it up and can it? Is it doing badly? If so why revive it? I enjoy it.

I will say that I like the tighter schedule like FOX. Easier to keep things straight.
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Parenthood only half the season? Can't make up my mind whether this is good or bad. Good because the quality would be better. Bad because people will forget about it even being on after December.
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Worst. Schedule. Ever. This Jay Leno thing is going to be the biggest disaster in TV history.
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Oh hell yes - officially official!!

nbc's shared time period strategy will kick off this fall on mondays with the premiere of "heroes" (8-9 p.m. Et) continuing with all originals before "chuck" assumes the time period after the 2010 winter olympic games, which will be a powerful launching platform with its broad, female appeal and strong ratings as the most-watched event of the year.
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Criminal Intent is gone?
Criminal Intent is a USA show now. (New episodes start May 31st)

Having Southland on Friday and Saturday (Encore) is just unbelievably stupid. Gotta compete with COPS I guess.

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And they're going to continue running The Biggest Loser into the ground with 2-hour and 90-minute episodes? Sheesh.
Its numbers hold steady against 2 hours of tough competition like Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Mentalist, and NCIS, and it actually often comes out ahead of some of the 9pm shows in the 18-49 demo. While it's probably never going to top any of those shows in viewers, it doesn't die against the competition which is all NBC is asking for at this point. Anything else would probably get slaughtered in that timeslot, so there's little incentive for NBC to cut it down to an hour.
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No Medium or Earl? I thought that Weekend update was only going to be 8 episodes tops...


Why would they pick it up and can it? Is it doing badly? If so why revive it? I enjoy it.

I will say that I like the tighter schedule like FOX. Easier to keep things straight.
Medium (CBS) and Earl (Fox) will likely be saved. Syndication money speaks (see 'Til Death, Scrubs and According to Jim). Medium is a high rated show on NBC and was likely canceled because they only wanted 13 episode not 22 that Paramount wants. CBS will galdy scoop that up. Fridays at 9PM following Ghost Whisper? Earl will also likely get picked up by Fox.

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Parenthood only half the season? Can't make up my mind whether this is good or bad. Good because the quality would be better. Bad because people will forget about it even being on after December.
Odd as well. Parenthood should be a full 22 season but who knows. Southland was picked up when its ratings were decent - its slipped a lot over the past few airings. I don't expect it to stick around.

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Worst. Schedule. Ever. This Jay Leno thing is going to be the biggest disaster in TV history.
Either the biggest failure or biggest success. This will make or break Silverman IMO.
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