NBC Mid-Season Schedule; Parenthood Follows Chuck Mondays; Marriage Ref & Apprentice Sundays

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December 14th, 2009

No mention of when, if ever, Day One, 100 Questions, Persons Unknown and the recently ordered extra episodes of Trauma will air. Note that the Heroes season finale is February 8.

via press release:

NBC ANNOUNCES NEW MID-SEASON PREMIERES FOLLOWING THE WINTER OLYMPICS AS 'PARENTHOOD' AND 'THE MARRIAGE REF' DEBUT WHILE 'THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE' AND 'THE Biggest Loser' RETURN

"Parenthood" Debuts Monday, March 1 (9-10 p.m. ET) While "The Marriage Ref" Premieres on Sunday, March 14 (8-9 p.m. ET)

"The Celebrity Apprentice" Premieres Sunday, March 14 (9-11 p.m. ET) and "The Biggest Loser" Begins a New Season on Tuesday, January 5 (8-10 p.m. ET)

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - December 14, 2009 --- NBC revealed its mid-season and post-Winter Olympics schedule today as the new drama "Parenthood" debuts Monday, March 1 (9-10 p.m. ET) while "The Marriage Ref," a hilarious comedy panel series from Jerry Seinfeld about marriage, premieres on Sundays (8-9 p.m. ET) beginning March 14.

In addition, "The Celebrity Apprentice" returns in its third installment with an all-star lineup of celebrity candidates on Sunday, March 14 (9-11 p.m. ET). Likewise, the ninth edition of the popular "The Biggest Loser" kicks off on Tuesday, January 5 (8-10 p.m. ET) with 11 family teams of two ready to transform their bodies, their health and ultimately their lives. Other January programming includes "The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards" hosted by Ricky Gervais on Sunday, January 17 (8-11 p.m. ET) and "The AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships" on Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24 (9-11 p.m. ET).

"Parenthood," from Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer along with fellow executive producers Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights") and David Nevins, is inspired by the box-office hit of the same name and features a star-studded cast. The series assumes the Monday (9-10 p.m. ET) time slot beginning March 1 following the season finale of "Heroes" on Monday, February 8 and NBC Universal's exclusive coverage of the Winter Olympics from February 12-28. "Chuck," as previously announced, will return with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, January 10 (9-11 p.m. ET) before moving to its regular day and time Monday, January 11 (8-9 p.m. ET).

The new mid-season additions to NBC's program schedule grid follows (all times ET).

MONDAYS

8-9 p.m. -- “Chuck” (begins Jan. 11; two back-to-back season-premiere episodes on Jan. 10 from 9-11 p.m.)

9-10 p.m. -- “Parenthood” (premieres March 1)

10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”

TUESDAYS

8-10 p.m. – “The Biggest Loser” (its new season premieres on Jan. 5)

10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”

WEDNESDAYS

8-9 p.m. – “Mercy”

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

10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”

THURSDAYS

8-8:30 p.m. – “Community

8:30-9 p.m. – “Parks and Recreation”

9-9:30 p.m. – “The Office

9:30-10 p.m. – “30 Rock

10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”

FRIDAYS

8-9 p.m. -- “Law & Order”

9-10 p.m. -- “Dateline NBC”

10-11 p.m. – “The Jay Leno Show”

SATURDAYS

8-11 p.m. -- encores of dramas

SUNDAYS

7-9 p.m. -- “Dateline NBC” (through March 7, then moves to 7-8 p.m. beginning March 14)

8-9 p.m. – “The Marriage Ref” (debuts March 14)

9-11 p.m. -- “The Celebrity Apprentice” (premieres March 14)

 
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