NBC Sets New Premiere Date for 'Quarterlife'
NBC Sets New Premiere Date for 'Quarterlife'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
NBC has recently made some changes in its spring schedule, consequently adding two new Mark Burnett-produced series and affecting the premiere date of the much awaited online-turned-broadcast series, Quarterlife.

Instead of taking the leap into the small screen on February 18, Quarterlife will now make its debut on Tuesday, February 26 at 10/9c before moving to its regular timeslot every Sunday at 9/8c beginning March 2.

For those who are not familiar, Quarterlife is a web series created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, the creators of thirtysomething, My So-Called Life, and Once and Again.  It follows six 20-something artists who blog their angst away in this digital day and age.  As announced last November, NBC has acquired the rights to air Quarterlife on broadcast television in the first quarter of the year.

The network's revised schedule also makes way for incoming game show, Amne$ia, a quiz show that promises to challenge contestants with their own worst enemy.  The series is scheduled to premiere on Friday, February 22 at 9/8c following the season finale of 1 vs. 100.  The series will then sink in to the 8/7c timeslot on Friday, February 29 followed by two-hour editions of Dateline NBC at 9/8c.

In addition, fellow newcomer My Dad is Better Than Your Dad, a fun-filled, family-friendly competition series, will assume the 8/7c period starting March 31, after reality series, The Baby Borrowers, wraps up its eight-episode run from February 18 to March 24.  Joining this new show in the Monday night lineup is Deal or No Deal, which will continue to air in the 9/8c hour, followed by Medium at 10/9c starting on February 18.

To give way for the new series, NBC will move its off-cable runs of Monk and Psych to Sunday, April 6 at 8/7c and 9/8c respectively.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: NBC
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