NBC Releases Post-Leno Prime-Time Schedule
Anthony Anderson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jeremy Sisto
NBC will replace some of its current programming chaos with lots of Law & Order.
The network's post-Leno-at-10 plan, released Thursday, includes a mix of scripted and unscripted programs filling up the prime-time slot. Law & Order will move from Fridays to Mondays beginning March 1 with a two-hour new episode before settling into the 10 p.m. spot the following week. Chuck will maintain the 8 p.m. hour, while the high-octane Trauma will return on March 8 at 9 p.m.
Leno leaving 10 o'clock timeslot
New drama Parenthood, which was previously scheduled to premiere March 1, will now premiere Tuesday, March 2 at 10/9c, and continue Tuesdays following the network's usual two-hour helping of The Biggest Loser.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, currently airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m., will slide to 10 p.m. on March 3, with encores taking over the 9 p.m. hour. Mercy will retain the 8 p.m. slot.
What will replace Jay Leno at 10?
NBC's Thursday comedy block will remain unchanged and will be followed by the premiere of Jerry Seinfeld's reality series The Marriage Ref. The show, which will have a sneak preview on Feb. 28 after the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games, features a panel of celebrities who will settle the real-life arguments of married couples.
Who Do You Think You Are?, a genealogy reality series produced by Lisa Kudrow, will debut Friday, March 5, until Friday Night Lights returns to take the slot on April 30. Two-hour episodes of Dateline will follow.
Following repeats of Loser and both Law & Orders on Saturdays, Sundays will feature game show Minute to Win It and two-hour episodes of Celebrity Apprentice, both starting March 14.
The network made no mention of its late-night schedule.
Check out the full schedule below.
8-9 p.m. — Chuck
9-10 p.m. — Trauma (beginning March 8)
10-11 p.m. — Law & Order (returns March 1 with two-hour episode, 9-11 p.m. (ET); resumes in regular time slot March 8)
8-10 p.m. — The Biggest Loser
10-11 p.m. — Parenthood (premieres March 2)
8-9 p.m. — Mercy
9-10 p.m. — Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (encores beginning March 3)
10-11 p.m. — Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (originals beginning March 3)
8-8:30 p.m. — Community
8:30-9 p.m. — Parks and Recreation
9-9:30 p.m. — The Office
9:30-10 p.m. — 30 Rock
10-11 p.m. — The Marriage Ref (premieres March 4; sneak preview February 28)
8-9 p.m. — Who Do You Think You Are? (premieres March 5; Friday Night Lights returns on April 30)
9-11 p.m. — Dateline NBC (begins March 5)
Saturdays (all beginning March 6; all repeats)
8-9 p.m. — The Biggest Loser
9-10 p.m. — Law & Order
10-11 p.m. — "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sundays (all beginning March 14)
7-8 p.m. — Dateline NBC
8-9 p.m. — Minute to Win It
9-11 p.m. — The Celebrity Apprentice