TV News: NBC Announces Mid-Season Schedule; ‘Community,’ ‘Prime Suspect’ Pulled

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CHICAGONBC announced their mid-season schedule today and fans of one of the best comedies on television will notice that “Community” is not on it. Now, don’t panic yet. “Awake,” a drama that I’m sure will air eventually, was not on it either and it sure will be someday. Let’s just hope “Community” finds its way back soon.

In better news, NBC annonced the premiere dates for four new shows — “Smash,” “The Firm,” “Fashion Star,” and “Are You There, Chelsea.” They also announced return dates and times for “The Voice,” “30 Rock,” “The Celebrity Apprentice.” and “Who Do You Think You Are?” Finally, “Whitney,” “Up All Night,” “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” and “Harry’s Law” will shift nights of the week. Finally, it looks like “Prime Suspect” is gone. Anyone else think this network is stable?

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Major events in chronological order:

January 8th — “The Firm” (followed by its time slot premiere on January 12th in the 9pm CST slot)
January 11th — “Are You There, Chelsea?,” following the relocated “Whitney” at 7pm CST
January 12th — “Up All Night” moves into the 8:30pm CST slot and “30 Rock” returns in the 7pm CST slot
February 3rd — “Who Do You Think You Are” returns
February 5th — “The Voice” (after the Super Bowl)
February 6th — “Smash”
February 8th — “Rock Center with Brian Williams” switches nights
February 12th — “The Celebrity Apprentice” returns
March 13th — “Fashion Star”

By night of the week:

MONDAY
7pm “The Voice”
9pm “Smash”

TUESDAY
7pm “The Biggest Loser”
9pm “Parenthood” until February 28th, “Fashion Star” started March 13th

WEDNESDAY
7pm “Whitney”
7:30pm “Are You There, Chelsea?”
8pm “Rock Center with Brian Williams”
9pm “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”

THURSDAY
7pm “30 Rock”
7:30pm “Parks and Recreation”
8pm “The Office”
8:30pm “Up All Night”
9pm “The Firm”

FRIDAY
7pm “Who Do You Think You Are?
8pm “Grimm”
9pm “Dateline NBC

SUNDAY
6pm “Dateline NBC
7pm “Harry’s Law”
8pm “The Celebrity Apprentice”

HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico

By BRIAN TALLERICO
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