NBC Announces Its 2011-2012 Fall Schedule
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
In a year when it seems like the networks are all rushing to get their next-season news out before each other, we probably shouldn't be surprised that NBC has chosen to announce its 2011-2012 season on a Sunday morning. The schedule has a few familiar names, a whole bunch of new stuff and a fair amount of shuffling.

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As far as the returning shows are concerned, there are a few moves. One of the most notable is an absence: 30 Rock will not begin its season in the fall. Due to star Tina Fey's pregnancy, the award-winning comedy will debut at midseason and then will air a full slate of episodes without interruption.

Three shows are changing their timeslots, most notably Chuck. After years in its Monday-night berth, the spy-comedy will play out its fifth season on Friday nights at 8pm. Parks and Recreation will be following Community in its old Thursday, 8:30pm home. Finally, Harry's Law will move to 9pm on Wednesdays for the 2011-2012 season. You can expect to see all other returning shows in their old timeslots upon their return.

Several of the new shows that NBC announced for pickup will not appear until midseason. These include Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (or whatever they're actually calling it), BFFs, Bent, The Firm (based on the John Grisham novel/movie of the same name), Smash (aka, NBC's Glee for adults) and Awake.

The fall schedule for NBC is as follows (new shows in bold):

8pm: The Sing-Off
10pm: The Playboy Club

8pm: The Biggest Loser
10pm: Parenthood

8pm: Up All Night
8:30pm: Free Agents
9pm: Harry's Law
10pm: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

8pm: Community
8:30pm: Parks and Recreation
9pm: The Office
9:30pm: Whitney
10pm: Prime Suspect

8pm: Chuck
9pm: Grimm
10pm: Dateline NBC

Whatever they decide to repeat

7pm: Football Night in America
8:15pm NBC Sunday Night Football

Do you like NBC's fall schedule? Will you follow any of the shows moving to new timeslots? Which new shows look the best? Leave a comment to let us know!

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