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NBC Announces 2012-2013 Schedule

May 13, 2012 by  

NBC sure has made some interesting moves for the 2012-2013 season, including a new installment of THE VOICE in a few months, COMMUNITY moving to Fridays and SMASH being held until…well, TBD.

Take a look at the press release…

“NBC Comedy Expands to Tuesday and Friday Nights, as Network Introduces “Go On,” “The New Normal,” “Animal Practice” and “Guys with Kids”

New Fall Dramas Are “Revolution” from J.J. Abrams and “Chicago Fire” from Dick Wolf

“The Voice,” Hot Off Its Sizzling Second Season, Returns for First Time in Fall

NBC’s Mid-Season Is Highlighted by New Comedies “Save Me,” “1600 Penn” and “Next Caller” and First-Year Dramas “Do No Harm,” “Infamous” and “Hannibal”

NEW YORK CITY – May 13, 2012 – NBC announced today an ambitious new primetime lineup for the 2012-13 primetime season that combines one of the top-quality returning lineups on television with a new fall edition of the red-hot musical competition “The Voice” and a crop of six new scripted series in the fall and four at mid-season.

Highlights of the new schedule include an expansion of comedy to Tuesday and Friday nights for a total of five full hours of primetime comedy; the first fall cycle of the hit competition “The Voice” and compelling new dramas from J.J. Abrams and Dick Wolf on Monday and Wednesday nights, respectively.

The season’s new fall comedies are “Go On,” “The New Normal,” “Animal Practice” and “Guys with Kids.” Other mid-season comedies include “Save Me,” “1600 Penn” and “Next Caller.”

The new fall dramas are “Revolution” and “Chicago Fire,” while “Do No Harm,” “Infamous” and “Hannibal” also will join the lineup in mid-season.

In addition, new alternative series include “Stars Earn Stripes,” “Howie Mandel’s White Elephant,” “Ready for Love,” and “Surprise with Jenny McCarthy.”

NBC’s returning shows are highlighted by “The Voice,” which returns on Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET) and includes an additional weekly hour on Tuesdays (8-9 p.m. ET).

Other returning scripted series are “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “30 Rock,” “Community,” “Parenthood,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Whitney” and “Up All Night.” The alternative series returning are “The Celebrity Apprentice,” “Fashion Star,” “The Biggest Loser” and “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.” Also renewed are “Dateline NBC” and “Rock Center with Brian Williams.” “Smash” and “Grimm” were given pickups earlier in the season.

The announcements were made by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.

“We’ve taken a few first steps toward a turnaround over this past season and now we’re seeing a real opportunity to accelerate that process,” said Greenblatt. “We’ve got a lineup of new shows that will really get people to sit up and take notice. And with the Olympics coming this summer and two nights of ‘The Voice’ in the fall, we’ve also got the tools we need to give our shows the kind of launch they deserve.”


*New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)


8-10 p.m. – “The Voice”

10-11 p.m. – “REVOLUTION”


8-9 p.m. –“The Voice”

9-9:30 p.m. – “GO ON”

9:30-10 p.m. – “THE NEW NORMAL”

10-11 p.m. – “Parenthood”


8-8:30 p.m. – “ANIMAL PRACTICE”

8:30-9 p.m. – “GUYS WITH KIDS”

9-10 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”

10-11 p.m. – “CHICAGO FIRE”


8-8:30 p.m. – “30 Rock”

8:30-9 p.m. – “Up All Night”

9-9:30 p.m. – “The Office”

9:30-10 p.m. – “Parks and Recreation”

10-11 p.m. – “Rock Center with Brian Williams”


8-8:30 p.m. – “Whitney”

8:30-9 p.m. – “Community”

9-10 p.m. – “Grimm”

10-11 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”


Encore programming

SUNDAY (Fall 2012)

7- 8:15 p.m. — “Football Night in America”

8:15-11:30 p.m. — “NBC Sunday Night Football”

SUNDAY (Post-football/Winter 2013)

7-8 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”

8-9 p.m. – “Fashion Star”

9-10 p.m. – “The Celebrity Apprentice”

10-11 p.m. – “DO NO HARM”

Uh…so there’s that. What do you think?

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One Response to “NBC Announces 2012-2013 Schedule”

  1. Rory on May 14th, 2012 9:18 am

    I wish that they switched the time slots of “Up All Night” and “Community.” The latter is going to falter on Friday nights even with its rabid fanbase plus it fits better with the shows on Thursday than “Up All Night” does.

    I hope that “Community” can last the 2012-2013 so that it can take over “30 Rock” spot next season.