Today NBC announced their 2009 Fall and mid-season television schedules.  As you will see, there are some new shows, some old shows, and you might notice there are a couple of shows that are missing from the roster.

We’ll touch on the missing shows in a moment – and in the case of some of them, the situation may not be as bad as it looks. Here are the 2009 NBC Fall and mid-season schedules, as they stand today:

NBC FALL 2009 SCHEDULE
*New programs in UPPER CASE

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. when “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 will 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)

Observations

As you can see, the fan-driven efforts to save Chuck appear to have worked.  The Jay Leno Show pretty much wiped the 10 p.m. slot for the week.  I sure hope it was worth it to NBC, alienating the fans of the shows that were in that time slot.

A nice bit to note is that reality shows will not make up the bulk of NBC’s programming.  And aside from The Celebrity Apprentice, The Biggest Loser does send a fantastic message and teaches the viewer about great dietary practices.  Practices I really need to work on myself.

As for MIA shows on the schedule you’ll notice that the following have been canceled:

  • Kath & Kim,
  • Life,
  • Lipstick Jungle,
  • Medium,
  • My Name Is Earl

Yes, Medium and My Name Is Earl are MIA on the NBC schedule but don’t attack the messenger! Personally, I found Life a fascinating take on the zen of police work, but that’s just me.  Bummer.

NO PROMISES, but rumor on the street says Medium will probably move to CBS (the network already produces it) and My Name is Earl will probably get picked up by Fox or ABC.  I think Earl would fit in good with the Fox shows, but then they’d probably just move it to Friday.  (Dang, the Joss Whedon fan in me just can’t let go of this Dollhouse fiasco.  Sorry.)

Source: NBC