NBC Mid-season Schedule: Smash Gets Premiere Date; Shows Get Shuffled

Clarissa November 14, 2011 1

NBCToday, NBC announced its mid-season schedule, which includes the premiere dates of several mid-season shows, including Smash and The Firm. In addition, several of its shows, including Up All Night and Harry’s Law got shifted in an attempt to boost ratings. 30 Rock has been given a return date in January, but NBC has also made the choice to bench Community. The Voice will be returning in February as the lead-in to Smash. Interestingly, the mid-season drama, Awake, which many critics had praised, has not yet been given a premiere date. Apparently the show has temporarily stopped production so that new scripts can be refined.

Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice will also be returning and the new reality competition show Fashion Star, with host Elle Macpherson, will be premiering in March.

Below is the official NBC mid-season schedule:

8-10 p.m. — ‘The Voice’(season premiere Sunday, February 5; series resumes February 6)
10-11 p.m. ‘Smash’(beginning February 6 – new show)

8-10 p.m. — ‘The Biggest Loser’(beginning January 3)
10-11 p.m. ‘Parenthood‘(through February 28)
10-11 p.m. “Fashion Star’(beginning Tuesday, March 13, 9-11 p.m. ET with two-hour premiere; one-hour broadcasts resume March 20 – new show)

8-8:30 p.m. ‘Whitney’(beginning January 11)
8:30-9 p.m. ‘Are You There, Chelsea?” (beginning January 11 – new show)
9-10 p.m. ‘Rock Center with Brian Williams’(beginning February 8)
10-11 p.m. ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’

8-8:30 p.m. ’30 Rock’(beginning January 12)
8:30-9 p.m. ‘Parks and Recreation’
9-9:30 p.m. ‘The Office’
9:30-10 p.m. ‘Up All Night’(beginning January 12)
10-11 p.m. ‘The Firm’(two-hour premiere Sunday January 8; Thursday time period premiere January 12 – new show)

8-9 p.m. ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’(beginning February 3)
9-10 p.m. ‘Grimm
10-11 p.m. ‘Dateline NBC’

8-9 p.m. ‘Harry’s Law’(encore broadcasts)
9-10 — ‘The Firm’(encore broadcasts)
10-11 p.m. ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’(encore broadcasts)

7-9 p.m. ‘Dateline NBC’(beginning January 8)
8-9 p.m. ‘Harry’s Law’(beginning March 4)
9-11 p.m. ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’(beginning February 12)

  • fdnerne

    If I never get to see AWAKE, I will do something drastic. NBC, do the right thing please. For once.