Lea Michele, Ellen Pompeo
The 2012-13 TV season doesn't begin for nearly four months, but it's never too early to start planning your viewing habits — especially when it comes to certain ultra-competitive timeslots.
We can't be the only ones who groaned when Fox moved Glee to go up against Grey's Anatomy. Or when ABC shifted Revenge to duke it out with The Good Wife.
Since there are only so many hours in the day and even less DVR space, it's time to pick and choose with which shows we want to spend our precious time. Below are four major timeslot battles this fall and our take on what to watch, DVR, skip or just watch online...
"Why just watch if you can feel?" As new-season slogans go, ABC's feels ... well, a bit clingy and demanding. Back off, ABC. I'll feel you when I'm good and ready.
But the proof is in the programming, and ABC's new fall schedule — unveiled during Tuesday's Lincoln Center upfront presentation — feels like something I'll be spending a fair amount of time analyzing, and perhaps even enjoying, in the season to come. (See the full lineup here.)
NBC is betting big on The Voice. The network will begin airing two cycles of the singing competition series starting this fall, when it will return to its Monday at 8/7c timeslot. The Voice's longtime Monday companion, Smash, is being held to midseason.
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The peacock network is also putting its support behind comedies this season, with sitcoms scheduled on four of five weekday nights. Two returning laughers, Community and Whitney, have been moved to Friday to make room for the four new series. Check out NBC's full fall schedule for the 2012-2013 season below...
Bob Greenblatt, NBC
If this year was the warm up, next season will be the true test of NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt's command at the troubled network. Greenblatt and his key lieutenant, NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Nicholson Salke, have ordered a whopping seven new comedies and five dramas.
NBC has ordered Jimmy Fallon's Guys With Kids to series, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
NBC Orders Dick Wolf's Chicago Fire to Series
In the comedy, three thirtysomething guys...
NBC has ordered Dick Wolf's Chicago Fire to series, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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Headlined by House's Jesse Spencer, the action-drama focuses on the men and women of the Chicago Fire Department. Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, David Eigenberg, Taylor Kinney, Lauren German, Merle Dandridge, Teri Reeves and Charlie Barnett will co-star. Derek Haas and Michael Brandt will write ...
Below you can find NBC's new fall schedule, along with a list of pilots the network has picked up to series for the 2012-13 season.
Justin Kirk, Bill Pullman
NBC's 2012-2013 TV lineup is going to the dogs, the cats... and the White House?
NBC picked up the Presidential family comedy 1600 Penn and the Justin Kirk-led sitcom, Animal Practice, to series.
NBC orders Ryan Murphy comedy and J.J. Abrams action drama
From Modern Family's Jason Winer and Book of Mormon star...
Ryan Murphy, J.J. Abrams
NBC is beefing up its 2012-2013 schedule with two of the most well-known producers on the small screen.
The network has picked up The New Normal, from Glee and American Horror Story boss Ryan Murphy, and Revolution, from Lost and Fringe executive producer J.J. Abrams, TVGuide.com has...
NeNe Leakes must have made an impression on Ryan Murphy when she appeared on Glee! The Real Housewife has been cast on his pilot, The New Normal, according to Deadline.