Early this week, NBC was the first of the major networks to release their plans for midseason. When primetime television makes a triumphant (?) return after the holiday season, NBC has shaken up their current lineup in hopes of (continuing?) their revival as a rival network for CBS, ABC, and Fox. With shows on the move, critically acclaimed Community benched, and the return of one of TV’s mega-music competitions, NBC hopes they can pick up some momentum in 2012. Some of these decisions is making a lot of people question NBC’s decision making ability, however.
Up All Night is getting a move to the Thursday night comedy block, while Whitney has been shifted to lead off the Wednesday night lineup. Whitney will be paired with the Chelsea Handler inspired comedy, Are You There, Chelsea? Also on the move is Harry’s Law over to Sunday nights. NBC will look forward to premiering Fashion Star once Parenthood’s run is complete in February.
For a complete look at the schedule, look below and be sure to let us know what you think.
[new shows in red, time slot changes italicized]
MONDAY (all times EST)
8pm The Voice
8pm The Biggest Loser
10pm Parenthood (until Feb. 28)
10pm FASHION STAR (premieres March 13)
8:30pm ARE YOU THERE, CHELSEA?
9pm Rock Center with Brian Williams
10pm Law & Order: SVU
8pm 30 Rock
8:30pm Parks and Recreation
9pm The Office
9:30pm Up All Night
10 THE FIRM (2-Hour premiere Jan. 8 9pm, time-slot premiere Jan. 12)
8pm Chuck (2-Hour Series finale Jan. 27)
8pm Who Do You Think You Are? (season premiere Feb. 3)
10pm Dateline NBC
8pm Harry’s Law (beginning Mar. 4)
9pm The Celebrity Apprentice (season premiere Feb. 12)