NBC announced today their plans for mid-season 2013, which includes the highly anticipated returns of fan favorites Community and Smash (among others), as well as some new debuts.
(Please note, we have only marked the changes to the schedule below. Read carefully; it’s confusing)
Check out the schedule in all its surprising glory and let us know what YOU plan to watch!
- Ready For Love, the new alternative series executive produced by Eva Longoria will premiere on March 21st in the 8 p.m. hour.
- The Celebrity Apprentice will resume with a special All-Star edition on March 3rd in the 9 p.m. hour.
- The Biggest Loser will return with a special two-night premiere (starting on January 6th which is actually a Sunday) and concluding on January 7th at 8 p.m.
- Deception (the newly titled pilot formally known as Infamous) starring Meagan Good, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, and Katherine LaNasa will debut on January 7th in the 10 p.m. time slot.
- The Voice‘s fourth season and special Shakira/Usher cycle will premiere on March 25th in the 8 p.m. time slot, replacing The Biggest Loser after its season finale.
- Revolution will be on hiatus until March 25th, as well, where it will resume its 10 p.m. time slot and powerhouse coupling with The Voice that worked so well this fall.
- Betty White’s Off Their Rockers will return on January 8th with back-to-back episodes at 8 and 8:30 p.m.
- Smash season two will premiere with a special two-hour episode on February 5th at 9 p.m. and follow up with a time period premiere the following week at 10 p.m., taking over for Parenthood.
- The Voice will also return to Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on March 26th.
- Community‘s fourth season premieres on February 7th at 8 p.m., as previously announced.
- Parks and Recreation will move up an hour on the schedule to 8:30 p.m. as of January 17th., replacing Up All Night, which as previously announced, will be on hiatus while the show reboots as a traditional sitcom.
- 1600 Penn starring Bill Pullman, Jenna Elfman, and Josh Gad debuts on January 10th at 9:30 p.m., which is Parks and Recreation‘s current time slot.
We’re exhausted just considering this. How about you?
You should note that some of NBC’s other series in production, LA TV Insider Examiner’s personal favorite Do No Harm, as well as Hannibal and Save Me, are not on the schedule. Expect further announcements to come on whether they will become late spring/summer contenders or be saved until next all-new TV season. Or you know, go the way of Next Caller and not be aired at all. But we’re choosing to think optimistically on at least two of these three!
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