Friday Night Lights hits NBC sooner rather than later (Jan. 16, to be exact).
NBC's midseason slate will bring viewers a largely revamped January, sidelining a handful of shows to make room for some new programming. Also on tap is a pair of Saturday Night Live specials.
The splashiest newcomer is So You Think You Can Dance boss Nigel Lythgoe's Superstars of the Dance — fancied as an internationally flavored "Olympic dance-off" and hosted by Michael Flatley — which premieres Sunday, Jan. 9, before moving to Mondays. There, it will air for several weeks from 8 to 10 pm/ET, bumping both Chuck and Heroes (but only until February arrives).
Superstars leads into Momma's Boys, a new unscripted series from Ryan Seacrest.
Tuesdays has The Biggest Loser: Couples setting up SVU — nothing new there. On Wednesdays (starting Jan. 7), Knight Rider will remain at 8, while SVU repeats will spell Life until February. Law & Order comes on at 10.
Thursdays? Same old, same old.
Fridays kick off with Howie Do It, a new hidden-camera show hosted by Mr. Mandel (premiering Jan. 9), then continue with the arrival of Friday Night Lights' third season (broadcast-premiering Jan. 16).
Specials on tap for the Peacock include Saturday Night Live's Sports Extra (airing Jan. 4), Saturday Night Live's Film Festival (Jan. 18), a Dateline inauguration event (Jan. 20), and the miniseries The Last Templar (airing Jan. 25 and 26).