Quite a few doings for the Technicolor fowl network as it’s announced its upcoming dual 2009 / 2010 seasons.  NBC is probably rolling the biggest pair of dice with both their primetime Leno experiment, as well as carving two distinct seasons due to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Getting right to it, here’s how things are looking:

FALL:

Monday: 8 p.m., Heroes; 9 p.m., Trauma (new drama), 10 p.m., Jay Leno

Tuesday: 8 p.m., The Biggest Loser; 10 p.m., Jay Leno

Wednesday: 8 p.m., Parenthood (new drama); 9 p.m., Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; 10 p.m., Jay Leno

Thursday: 8 p.m., SNL Weekend Update Thursday; 8:30, Parks and Recreation; 9 p.m., The Office; 9:30, Community; 10 p.m., Jay Leno

Thursday (after SNL ends): 8 p.m., Community (new series); 8:30 p.m., Parks and Recreation; 9 p.m., The Office; 9:30, 30 Rock; 10 p.m., Jay Leno

Friday: 8 p.m., Law & Order; 9 p.m., Southland; 10 p.m., Jay Leno

Saturday: 8 p.m., Dateline NBC; 9 p.m., Trauma repeats; 10 p.m., Law & Order: SVU repeats

Sunday: 7 p.m.: Football Night in America; 8:20, Sunday Night Football

MIDSEASON:

Monday: 8 p.m., Chuck; 9 p.m., Day One (new drama), 10 p.m., Jay Leno

Tuesday: 8 p.m., The Biggest Loser; 9:30, 100 Questions (new comedy); 10 p.m., Jay Leno

Wednesday: 8 p.m., Mercy (new drama); 9 p.m., Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; 10 p.m., Jay Leno

Thursday: 8 p.m., Community (new series); 8:30 p.m., Parks and Recreation; 9 p.m., The Office; 9:30, 30 Rock; 10 p.m., Jay Leno

Friday: 8 p.m., Law & Order; 9 p.m., Southland; 10 p.m., Jay Leno

Saturday: 8 p.m., Dateline NBC; 9 p.m., Southland repeats; 10 p.m., Law & Order: SVU repeats

Sunday: 7 p.m., Dateline NBC; 8 p.m., The Marriage Ref (new reality); 9 p.m., Celebrity Apprentice

First up, even though we Chuck fans have gotten our wish, it suddenly occurs to me that I never thought I might have to wait until Jan. or Feb. to return to the Buy More.  But there we have it.  And it appears that the cross-promotion with Subway will kick into overdrive as the sandwich shop will ecome a legit location where someone is working. 

NBC is also ordering fewer episodes of some of its other shows, including Heroes with 19 episodes, and Law & Order: Original Recipe getting 16.  It’s progeny, SVU will stay put where it’s been on Wednesday nights.  While Chuck was renewed, a show that had been a surer thing, Medium, wasn’t, and neither was My Name Is Earl.  But according to the article, Medium, which is a CBS production, will likely land over at the Eye, while Earl may wind up at either ABC or a much better fit for it, Fox.  Meanwhile,

And regarding the much ballyhooed move of Jay Leno to primetime, NBC Entertainment/Universal Media Studios co-chair Marc Graboff seemed to go all new-agey about the whole thing: “We look at Jay holistically from a year-round standpoint,” he said.
“We think the show will perform great on a year-round basis.”



via Variety


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