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NBC’s 2010-2011 Schedule

May 17, 2010 by  

NBC announced on Sunday its 2010-11 primetime schedule that is highlighted by five new comedies, seven new drama series and one new alternative program, including shows from such innovative hit-makers as J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer and David E. Kelley, among others.

The new Fall schedule features all-drama lineups on Monday and Wednesdays and all comedies on Thursday, plus unscripted programming into compatible dramas on Tuesday and Friday.

The high-quality series include new comedies such as “Outsourced,” Love Bites,” “Perfect Couples,” “Friends With Benefits” and “The Paul Reiser Show.” The new dramas are “The Cape,” “Harry’s Law,” “Outlaw,” “Undercovers,” “The Event,” “Chase” and “Law & Order: Los Angeles.”

Check out previews of NBC’s new shows here: Love Bites | The Paul Reiser Show | Perfect Couples | Harry’s Law | Friends with Benefits | Outlaw | Outsourced | Chase | The Cape | Undercovers | The Event

The schedule features all-drama lineups on Mondays and Wednesdays and five comedies on Thursdays. Tuesdays will continue to combine the similar appeal of “The Biggest Loser” with “Parenthood,” and Fridays will team “Who Do You Think You Are?” and the new series “School Pride” with “Dateline NBC” and the new legal drama “Outlaw.”

NBC will also broadcast a 35th anniversary “Saturday Night Live” special that will celebrate the iconic late-night series’ long and eventful run on NBC since 1975.

The announcements were made by Jeff Gaspin, Chairman, NBC Universal Television Entertainment, and Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

“This new schedule brings NBC back to basics with its commitment to quality scripted programming,” said Gaspin. “Our new shows are distinctive and feature a combination of the biggest talent, the brightest new stars and the strongest auspices in television. With this new schedule, we’re poised to take the next step toward our long-term goals with a lineup that has stabilized and has been building solid momentum through the second half of the season.”

“Our team has been working tirelessly to achieve our ambitious goals and we are so pleased to see that these new series demonstrate tremendous upside for NBC,” said Bromstad. “We feel that this development season introduces shows that will become part of the great programming legacy of our network.”

On Mondays (all times ET), NBC leads off with “Chuck” from 8-9 p.m., followed by two new and intense hour-long dramas – “The Event” (9-10 p.m.) and “Chase” (10-11 p.m.). Then on Tuesdays, NBC returns with its powerful stories from the hit alternative series “The Biggest Loser” (8-10 p.m.) and finishes the night with the acclaimed family drama “Parenthood” (10-11 p.m.).

NBC’s Wednesday night features three hours of drama programming beginning with the new series “Undercovers” from J.J. Abrams (8-9 p.m.), “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (9-10 p.m.) and the new “Law & Order: Los Angeles” at 10-11 p.m. concludes the night.

Primetime Thursdays feature wall-to-wall comedy as this season’s freshman sensation “Community” continues at 8-8:30 p.m. followed by the Emmy Award-winning “30 Rock” (8:30-9 p.m.). The Emmy-winning “The Office” continues 9-9:30 p.m. and will be followed by the new comedy “Outsourced” (9:30-10 p.m.). Now NBC’s comedy fans get an extra round of laughs when the new, hour-long comedy “Love Bites” debuts at 10-11 p.m. “Parks and Recreation” will return to Thursdays later in the season to give the night more original programming. (GMMR: Booo!)

Fridays come alive with a fresh mix of reality, news and a new scripted drama as the popular “Who Do You Think You Are?” returns at 8-9 p.m. where it shares the time period with “School Pride” — a new, proactive and inspiring series about rebuilding a community’s schools. “Dateline NBC” continues at 9-10 p.m. with its compelling personal stories. The workweek ends with “Outlaw,” a new courtroom drama featuring Emmy winner Jimmy Smits as a former U.S. Supreme Court justice.

The wildly successful “NBC Sunday Night Football” reigns supreme again on Sundays (8:15-11:30 p.m.) preceded by “Football Night in America” (7-8:15 p.m.).

Sundays beginning March 2011, the popular competition series “Minute to Win It” returns (8-9 p.m.) followed by “The Celebrity Apprentice” (9-11 p.m.)

The new series “The Cape,” “Friends With Benefits,” “Perfect Couples,” “Harry’s Law” and “The Paul Reiser Show” will premiere later in the season along with a new version of “The Apprentice” “The Marriage Ref” and the new series “America’s Next Great Restaurant” — starring acclaimed celebrity chef/restaurateur Bobby Flay.

(*New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)


  • 8-9 p.m. – “Chuck”
  • 9-10 p.m. — “THE EVENT”
  • 10-11 p.m. – “CHASE”


  • 8-10 p.m. – “The Biggest Loser”
  • 10-11 p.m. – “Parenthood”


  • 8-9 p.m. – “UNDERCOVERS”
  • 9-10 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
  • 10-11 p.m. – “LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES”


  • 8- 8:30 p.m. – “Community”
  • 8:30-9 p.m. – “30 Rock”
  • 9-9:30 p.m. – “The Office”
  • 9:30-10 p.m. – “OUTSOURCED”
  • 10-11 p.m. – “LOVE BITES”


  • 8-9 p.m. – “Who Do You Think You Are?”/”SCHOOL PRIDE”
  • 9-10 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
  • 10-11 p.m. – “OUTLAW”


  • Encore programming


  • 7- 8:15 p.m. — “Football Night in America”
  • 8:215-11:30 p.m. — “NBC Sunday Night Football”

SUNDAY (beginning March 2011)

  • 7-8 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
  • 8-9 p.m. – “Minute to Win It”
  • 9-11 p.m. – “The Celebrity Apprentice”


3 Responses to “NBC’s 2010-2011 Schedule”

  1. Todd on May 17th, 2010 12:58 pm

    Here’s my take..

    Love Bites–I really thought this was another stupid vampire show, I guess I’m wrong, it looks pretty funny.

    The Paul Riser Show– I’ll give it a chance even, though it looks like that show Ray Ramano has on TNT

    Perfect Couples — A possibility

    Harry’s Law — and now for something completely different. A show about a lawyer.
    Friends with Benefits– I laughed at the First Look, so it has a chance.

    Outlaw– Ummmmm, no!

    Outsourced–I won’t even give it a chance.

    Chase– I can’t tell if the First Look was one season or one episode. But she’s pretty to look at so it has a chance.

    The Cape– I’m not hating this….yet!

    Undercovers– A solid, Maybe.

    The Event– I’m curious to see Laura Innes in something new.

  2. Mere on May 17th, 2010 5:15 pm

    I feel like NBC is picking Celebrity Chef’s off the Food Network. Guy Fieri is the Minute to Win It host, which ironically has nothing to do with food (and I’m glad because I’ve been to a few of the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives from his show, and the food quality is the same as McDonald’s). And next with Bobby Flay and America’s Next Great Restaurant. I give Flay credibility because of his own successful businesses, but do I want to watch this or him? I was trying to find the link between Food Network and NBC, thinking that they were sister networks. I could not find the relation. Does anybody know if there is a relation or not?

  3. Patty on May 17th, 2010 10:15 pm

    I am shocked that NBC actually has a Monday night I might actually watch from start to finish. At least until I see what everyone else has.