NBC Mid-Season Scheduling

17 Nov

Lots of changes coming to NBC’s mid-season schedule.   3 new scripted shows (2 dramas and 1 comedy) are heading to the lineup and some shows are being moved to different time slots.   Here is how it shakes out as of today:  (new shows are in CAPS)


  • 8-9pm Chuck
  • 9-10pm THE CAPE* (1/17)
  • 10-11pm HARRY’S LAW (1/17)
  • The Event Returns February 28th with a 2 hr episode 9-11pm and it’s regular 1 hr slot (9-10pm) on March 7th
  • Parenthood moves to Mondays starting March 7th 10-11pm


  • 8-10pm The Biggest Loser: Couples (1/4)
  • 10-11pm Parenthood (1/4 for 4 episodes)
  • Law & Order: LA moves to Tuesdays starting February 8th 10-11pm


  • 8-9pm Minute to Win It (1/5)
  • 9-10pm Chase (1/12) Moves here from Mondays
  • 10-11pm Law & Order: SVU (1/5)
  • America’s Next Great Restaurant begins March 16th in Chase’s 9-10pm slot


  • 8-8:30pm Community (1/20)
  • 8:30-9pm PERFECT COUPLES (1/20)
  • 9-9:30pm The Office (1/20)
  • 9:30-10pm Parks & Recreation (1/20)
  • 10-10:30pm 30 Rock (1/20)
  • 10:30-11pm Outsourced (1/20)


  • 8-9pm Who Do You Think You Are (1/21)
  • 9-11pm Dateline NBC (1/7)


  • 7-8pm Dateline NBC
  • 8-9pm The Marriage Ref (3/6)
  • 9-11pm Celebrity Apprentice (3/6)

* THE CAPE has a 2 hour premier on Sunday January 9th from 9-11pm.  It will then move to its regular scheduled time slot of 9pm Mondays starting January 17th.


I think The Cape is the most engrossing of the new mid-season shows.    There really isn’t anything else like it on TV and I love shows like that.   But that usually means that it won’t do well since it isn’t a 24th Law & Order or 15th CSI spinoff.   But I hope unlike great unique, well written shows before (Reunion and Eli Stone come to mind) that it has a chance to stay and generate an audience.

I love the cast of Harry’s Law and I am a sucker for a good lawyer show.  And as long as it doesn’t get too weird and wacky (like Boston Legal…ugh) I think I could really like Harry’s Law.

Perfect Couples I really don’t know much about.  I will give it a few episodes and see how it does.

What do you think of this moving shows around the schedule?  I’m ok with it (especially if it benefits I show I like and kills a show I don’t…ha) but switch it and stay with it.  It’s hard to generate viewers if they can never find it on the schedule.  I really think that was the downfall of Samantha Who?  It was on for 6 weeks, then pulled off the air for 6 weeks.   Then it was back on at a different date and time, then it was off again.  Then it was back on at ANOTHER date and time, and then it was off permanently.  You can’t do that to a show and expect to get loyal viewers.  And if you don’t care, then just pull the show and be done with it.   But to mess with the cast and crew of these shows like that is awful.   I wonder if moving Parenthood, Chase, and L&O: LA is good or bad for these shows.  The only move I know to be a death sentence is the dreaded moving to Friday nights.  I guess time will tell.

What new show on NBC are you most looking forward to?   Or do you not care for any of them?

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