NBC Benches Community, Sets Series Finale Date for Chuck
Part of a massive Thursday-night overhaul, The Firm, a TV adaptation of the 1993 Tom Cruise film, will premiere at a special day and time, Sunday, Jan. 8, before moving to Thursdays at 10/9c beginning Jan. 12. 30 Rock will return the same day at 8/7c, replacing Community, which will be benched until a later date (NBC tells The Futon Critic all 22 episodes will air). Up All Night will move into the post-Office timeslot, while Whitney will move to Wednesdays at 8/7c.
On Wednesdays, Whitney will be paired with the new comedy from Chelsea Handler, Are You There, Chelsea?, premiering Jan. 11 at 8:30/7:30c. Chelsea will be followed by Rock Center with Brian Williams, which will air at 9/8c and moves Harry's Law to Sundays at 8/7c.
In addition to premiere dates, NBC announced the series finale date for Chuck (Friday, Jan. 27) and the season finale for Parenthood (Tuesday, Feb. 28). New reality series Fashion Star will take over Parenthood's timeslot on March 13.
Check out the full midseason schedule below:
Monday (beginning Feb. 6)
8-10 p.m. — The Voice
10-11 p.m. — Smash
8-10 p.m. — The Biggest Loser
10-11 p.m. — Parenthood
10-11 p.m. — Fashion Star (beginning March 13)
Wednesday (beginning Jan. 11)
8-8:30 p.m. — Whitney
8:30-9 p.m. — Are You There, Chelsea?
9-10 p.m. — Rock Center with Brian Williams
10-11 p.m. — Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Thursday (beginning Jan. 12)
8-8:30 p.m. — 30 Rock
8:30-9 p.m. — Parks and Recreation
9-9:30 p.m. — The Office
9:30-10 p.m. — Up All Night
10-11 p.m. — The Firm
7-8 p.m. — Dateline NBC (beginning Jan. 8)
8-9 p.m. — Harry's Law (beginning March 4)
9-11 p.m. — The Celebrity Apprentice (beginning Feb. 12)
What do you think of the lineup?
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