NBC Mid-Season Schedule: New Times, New Days and '30 Rock' at 10pm
NBC Mid-Season Schedule: New Times, New Days and '30 Rock' at 10pm
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
NBC announced its mid-season schedule today, and I'm confused. It feels like the network is playing a game of program Boggle, putting all its shows into the cube, shaking it up, and letting random chance decide where shows end up.

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Not only do shows move days in the middle of the season, but there are new slots for many of its shows, including Chase, Parenthood, Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order: Los Angeles, Outsourced and 30 Rock. It will be a miracle if fans can even find when their shows are on.

Here's the schedule. Good luck deciphering it.

MONDAY:
8pm: Chuck (returns January 17)
9pm: The Cape (new show with a special premiere Sunday, January 9, running through February 21) and The Event (returns February 28)
10pm: Harry's Law (new show airing January 17-February 28) and Parenthood (new night starting March 7)

TUESDAY
8pm: The Biggest Loser (premieres January 4)
10pm: Parenthood (January) and Law and Order: Los Angeles (new night returning February 8)

WEDNESDAY:
8pm: Minute to Win it (premieres January 5)
9pm: Chase (new night from January 12-March 9) and America's Next Great Restaurant (new show premieres March 16)
10pm: Law and Order: SVU (two-hour episode on January 5 at 9pm, then it moves to this new timeslot)

THURSDAY (starting January 20):
8pm: Community
8:30pm Perfect Couples (new show)
9pm: The Office
9:30pm: Parks and Recreation (returning)
10pm: 30 Rock (new timseslot)
10:30pm: Outsourced (new timseslot)

FRIDAY:
8pm: Who Do You Think You Are? (premieres January 21)
9pm: Dateline (returns January 7)

SUNDAY:
8pm: The Marriage Ref (premieres March 6)
9pm: The Celebrity Apprentice (premieres March 6)


(Image courtesy of NBC)

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