Fall TV Preview

Fall TV: NBC Sets Premiere Dates, Including Late Start For Chuck's Final Mission

NBC is the fifth and final broadcast network (following The CWFoxABC and CBS) to release its fall TV game plan, and I spy a late start for Chuck‘s 13-episode final season. But outside of that and some early “sneak peeks” at the new comedies Up All Night and Free Agents, it appears to be business as usual for the Peacock network.

And as a reminder, here’s what’s on tap for midseason: 30 Rock: new cycles of Celebrity Apprentice and The Voice; the new comedies Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, ChelseaBent and Best Friends Forever; and the new dramas AwakeSmash and The Firm.

All told, NBC’s game plan looks like this:

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
8/7c NFL Kickoff Special 2011
8:30 pm Sunday Night Football

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
7 pm Football Night in America

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
10 pm Parenthood

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
8 pm America’s Got Talent (season finale)
10 pm Up All Night [new series]
10:30 pm Free Agents [new series]

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
8 pm The Sing-Off (two hours)
10 pm The Playboy Club [new series]

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
8 pm The Biggest Loser (two hours)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
8 pm Up All Night (regular time period debut)
8:30 pm Free Agents (regular time period debut)
9 pm Harry’s Law
10 pm Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
8 pm Community
8:30 pm Parks and Recreation
9 pm The Office
9:30 pm Whitney [new series]
10 pm Prime Suspect [new series]

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
9 pm Dateline NBC

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
8 pm Chuck
9 pm Grimm [new series]
10 pm Dateline NBC (regular time period debut)

Chelsea Handler’s Midseason NBC Sitcom Cuts Three Castmembers in Overhaul

NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: The Cape, Chase, The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Outsourced , Perfect Couples and, we have to presume, Love Bites