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Upfronts: NBC Unveils Complete Fall Schedule

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NBC will premiere six of its 12 new shows this fall, including comedies starring Christina Applegate and Hank Azaria, and the dramas Prime Suspect and The Playboy Club. In one of its bigger overhauls, the network will launch a new comedy block Wednesday and will bump up The Sing-Off to fall, pushing Chuck to Fridays for its last season.

Held until midseason: buzzed-about musical drama Smash, the TV adaptation of The Firm, and returning shows 30 Rock and The Voice.

See the full schedule and get caught up on all of NBC's going-ons below:
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Chuck Finale Set Visit: Saving Sarah Walker and the Cast's Season 5 Wish List

Chuck

On a sunny day at the North Hollywood Medical Center, Chuck is shooting its Season 4 finale (airing Monday at 8/7c on NBC), in which spy and bride-to-be Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski) is hospitalized — near death — after an attack by Vivian Volkoff (Lauren Cohan). Despite the subject matter, the mood on the set is anything but grim.

"It's a crazy roller coaster of love, and I'm gonna stand on that," star Zachary Levi tells reporters, describing the show's genre-spanning style. He might as well be referring to the cast and crew's camaraderie though.

NBC renews Chuck for fifth and final season

Throughout the long day, everyone enjoys each other's company behind the scenes. Levi and... read more

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Christina Applegate's New Comedy, Prime Suspect Reboot

Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, Up All Night

Shortly after announcing its fall schedule for the 2011-12 TV season, NBC released previews from 11 of its new series, including new comedies from Christina Applegate and Hank Azaria, the remake of BBC's crime drama Prime Suspect and the upcoming musical dramedy Smash.

The Playboy Club, airing Mondays at 10/9c, comes from 24, Parenthood and Friday Night Lights executive producer Brian Grazer. The period drama explores the lives of the first Playboy bunnies and the men who loved them. Amber Heard, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Eddie Cibrian and... read more

NBC Holds The Voice, 30 Rock for Midseason, Bumps Up The Sing-Off to Fall

The Sing Off

NBC's fall lineup will bump The Sing-Off up to the fall from its previous December berth and will hold The Voice and 30 Rock for midseason.

Going into its third season, The Sing-Off will be paired with... read more

NBC Chief Robert Greenblatt Explains His New Fall Schedule

Debra Messing

TV Guide Magazine: You resisted temptation to rush The Voice back for fall, but surprised us by turning The Sing-Off into a weekly series. How did that come about?
Robert Greenblatt:
The whole goal here is the long-term rebuilding of this network, as opposed to just taking the assets... read more

Saturday Night Live: Ed Helms Helps Bring the Ambiguously Gay Duo to Life

Ed Helms, Saturday Night Live

Ed Helms shared the stage for his first time hosting Saturday Night Live, welcoming old Daily Show co-stars Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert, among other surprise guests.

Carell and Colbert, who voiced the SNL cartoon "The Ambiguously Gay Duo" in the '90s, helped bring the popular sketch to life for the first time. However this time, Carell and Colbert played two of the villains — along with Helms — while superheroes Ace and Gary were portrayed by Jon Hamm and... read more

NBC Orders The Firm to Series

The Firm

NBC has picked up the TV adaptation of John Grisham's best-selling novel The Firm for a straight-to-series order of 22 episodes, Deadline reports.

The show is being readied for a September premiere, though NBC may not officially slot it into its fall schedule until casting is completed, according to the site.

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Lukas Reiter (The Forgotten, Law & Order) wrote the pilot. Grisham will serve ...
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Report: Jennifer Love Hewitt Eyed as New SVU Lead as Mariska Hargitay Signs Deal to Return

Mariska Hargitay and Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt is being eyed as the new female lead on Law & Order: SVU as Mariska Hargitay has signed a deal to return for the 13th season in a reduced capacity, Deadline reports.

Fall 2011 TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?

Hargitay, who had asked for her workload to be scaled back, will work fewer hours for the same ...
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NBC Picks Up Four Comedies, Renews Chuck for Fifth and Final Season

Hank Azaria, Chelsea Handler

NBC has ordered four more comedies, including projects from Chelsea Handler, Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet. In addition, the network has picked up Chuck for a fifth and final season, and has canceled The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced.

Fall 2011 TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?

Based on Handler's best-selling book, Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (which TVGuide.com had spotlighted as one of its 11 Promising Pilots) centers on an outspoken, sexually aggressive young woman (Laura Prepon) who works in a bar, where she drinks away its profits, avoids her eccentric father (Lenny Clarke) and goes ...
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NCIS, Idol Top TVGuide.com's List of the Most Social Shows

Pauley Perrette and Mark Harmon

Social network discussions about television shows drove more live viewing and second-screen engagement during the 2010-2011 television season, according to a TVGuide.com user research study that ranks the year's top 10 most social shows. Twenty percent of respondents said they are now watching more live TV to avoid plot and reality "spoilers" that may be revealed in real time by members of their social networks. At the same time, TVGuide.com, which has more than 23 million monthly unique users, found that users are spending more time engaging in TV discussions with their social networks, with more using Twitter than Facebook for those discussions.

The top 10 most social shows of the 2010-2011 season, based on TVGuide.com episode check-ins, Facebook Likes and comments on the site are:

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