NBC Announces 2009 TV Schedule

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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

TAGS: chuck, heroes, law and order, medium, my name is earl

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  1. V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
    no V the 2 miniseries were the best tv show/mini series ive ever seen

  2. Fascinating… You’re right, V is not on the list.

    V is coming. That I know. I’ve seen reports about how the story is going to have a beginning middle and end… I will check it out and see what they’ve got say. It might be a summer mini-series or something that they don’t consider would fit in this above list.

    But don’t worry HUD.

  3. Oh duh… ABC. You had me for a second.. .It’s on ABC…
    Watch for it there. LOL… I owe you one HUD.

  4. I’d like to see Medium move to CBS, but if it doesn’t oh well. I’m surprised you didn’t report anything on Friday Night Lights. I’d just read an article via a google news link that FNL wouldn’t air untill Summer 2010 on JLN. (aka. NBC)

  5. Friday Night Lights HAS to air on DirecTV first before NBC due to their agreement and DTV has not announced anything yet about FNL’s. So NBC has to bide their time and wait…

    At least that’s how I understand it.

    Trust me, I love that show and as soon as I see news, you’ll see news.

  6. I can’t believe that Parks and Recreation is being picked up. Has anyone watched that show? Funny….not really. Earl is a WAY better show.

    I’m also really ticked that we have to put up with Leno 5 nights a week. Bruce, that’s just as bad as reality TV.

    I really hope that Chuck isn’t hung out to dry, but I think this will be the last season of Chuck. We should enjoy it while we can.

  7. AMDY S:

    Yea, I think in one of my past articles, I called talk shows the original reality TV… or someone who commented on it did.

    No kidding… (CHUCK)

    All people can do is push to get more viewers – friends, family, co-workers to check it out. Yea, it’s a fine line telling someone to go watch something when they have other things lined up, but we have to try.

  8. I totally agree with the you, I can’t believe the Dollhouse fiasco, TSCC was such a better show. Why doesn’t one of the networks make a 24 reality lineup, or how about fox having a 24/7 American Idol lineup, sickening. Did I miss something by reading to fast on my iPhone, or did I miss any new sci fi shows. Bummer.

  9. I know this is The NBC thread ,
    But watch the Without A Trace season finale tonight .
    It may be your last chance for a new episode.
    It doesnt look good for the future of this show .
    So, check it out if you can.

  10. Without A Trace is being reported as canceled. Sorry. I liked that show too.

  11. Why did Heroes get moved? What is on at 9 on other networks?

  12. looks like no heroes mid season?

  13. Tv.com is reporting V is set for midseason.

  14. I’m so glad DirecTV still has the rights to FNL. 48 Minutes of commercial free awesomeness that is FNL rules.

  15. Yeah that’s the way I understand it too Bruce. I don’t have DirectTV though so I’ll have to wait quite awhile for it to air on NBC. Go East Dillon!

  16. Personally I’m suprised Heroes is still here, if it gets another season after that I’ll eat my Sunday hat.

  17. Looks like I will be watching more of CBS and Fox. I cant believe they cancelled Earl. What a bunch of idiots thinking that we all want more cop/lawyer/doctor dramas.

  18. What baffles me is The Jay Leno show affecting the shuffling of Law & Order!
    Leno is nothing more than a rehash of The Tonight Show. That’s all it is. Nothing against Jay, but that’s what it is. Repeats of L&O SVU/L&O are nothing new, but I’d stick something else on Saturday Night. That could have been a place for Medium…oh wait, no, I mean Deal Or No Deal.

    I’d like to have Apprentice back- but I stopped watching since it became Celeb Apprentice. I actually liked average business minded folks coming in in various backgrounds, mixing it up, and getting a chance of working for Donald Trump. I want my old Apprentice. Much more informative and much more interesting.

  19. what about Friday night lights is that coming back?????

  20. “Friday Night Lights HAS to air on DirecTV first before NBC due to their agreement and DTV has not announced anything yet about FNL’s. So NBC has to bide their time and wait…”

  21. NBC cancelled Life with Damian Lewis and Sarah Shahi…..Nin-com-poop Broadcast Center….Nothin But Crap = NBC

    I’m really not happy they cancelled Life
    #bringbacklife on Twitter!!

  22. AND THEY CANCELLED EARL! What the he!! is wrong with these people???

  23. wishing you all the best
    would like to know if you have a new show starting july 5t. 2009 called You Bring The Tanent
    thank you very much and i will look to hear from you soon

    David Jewell

  24. sorry that title should be You Bring The Talent

  25. NBC, no body cares, nothing but cancellations. EARL is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better than parks and recreation. that show is a joke and a half. Bring back Earl, Jungle, Life And Journeyman too. why in hell do we need Jay Leno on at 10:00 every night? you should have left him and Conan where they were. And Jane Pauly and Stone Phillips should never have been fired either. NBC, you have no class.

  26. NBC proves again that the decision makers are completely out of touch with their viewers. There new lineup stirs no desire for me to tune in and the cancellation of LIFE, one of the 3-4 best shows on any network is completely absurd. Wallow in last place NBC until you’re able to get in tune with the real viewers again. Until then I’ll go to cable like everyone else already has.

  27. NBC come on now Life was a great show why lose it. I mean I life Jay but 5 nights a week is too much.You are messing up a good thing.

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