NBC “Premiere Week” Episode Descriptions (Spoilers!)

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September 3rd, 2010

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NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE - Sunday September 19, 2010 - Saturday September 25, 2010

"CHUCK"

"CHUCK VERSUS THE ANNIVERSARY"

09/20/2010 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK BEGINS A SEARCH FOR HIS MOTHER, WHICH HE MUST KEEP A SECRET FROM THE CIA AND HIS SISTER -- LINDA HAMILTON GUEST STARS AS MARY BARTOWSKI -- DOLPH LUNDGREN, HARRY DEAN STANTON AND OLIVIA MUNN ALSO GUEST STAR -- Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Morgan (Joshua Gomez) Go On a rogue globe-spanning mission to find Chuck's mom. Meanwhile, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) follow a trail to Russia as they investigate the mysterious Volkoff Industries and its operative, Marco (guest star Dolph Lundgren). Back at home, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) delivers big news to her family. Bonita Friedericy also stars.

Jamie French

"THE EVENT"

"PILOT"

09/20/2010 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Monday) : THE SERIES PREMIERES WITH A CONSPIRACY OF BOTH NATIONAL AND GLOBAL PROPORTIONS – Sean Walker (Jason Ritter), stumbles into a national conspiracy after his girlfriend Leila (Sarah Roemer) mysteriously disappears from a Caribbean cruise. Elsewhere, President Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood) is scheduled to announce the release of a group of detainees led by Sophia Maguire (Laura Innes) -- despite the disapproval of his Director of National Intelligence, Blake Sterling (Željko Ivanek). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind. Scott Patterson, Ian Anthony Dale, Clifton Collins, Jr., Taylor Cole, Lisa Vidal and Bill Smitrovich also star in the ensemble drama. Tony Todd, Lauren Stamile, Julia Campbell, Gonzalo Menendez, Joseph C. Phillips, Casey Siemaszko, Omid Abtahi, Angel Desai, Wynn Everett, Michael Cummings, Lorena Segura York, and Wes Ramsey guest star. Directed by: Jeffrey Reiner

"CHASE"

"PILOT"

09/20/2010 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Monday) : 'CHASE' SERIES PREMIERE -- FROM JERRY BRUCKHEIMER ('CSI') AND JENNIFER JOHNSON ('COLD CASE') -- Cowboy boot-wearing U.S. Marshal Annie Frost (Kelli Giddish) is on the hunt for dangerous fugitive Mason Boyle (guest star Travis Fimmel). The members of Frost’s elite team who help her anticipate Boyle’s moves and track him down include true American cowboy Jimmy Godfrey (Cole Hauser), intelligence specialist Marco Martinez (Amaury Nolasco), weapons/tactical specialist Daisy Ogbaa (Rose Rollins), and the newest member of the team, Luke Watson (Jesse Metcalfe).

"THE Biggest Loser 10"

"1001"

09/21/2010 (08:00PM - 10:00PM) (Tuesday) : SEASON 10 PREMIERES WITH A NEW THEME OF "PAYING IT FORWARD" AND 21 CONTESTANT HOPEFULS COMPETING TO MAKE IT TO THE RANCH – Season 10 kicks off with a new theme of "paying it forward" and 21 contestants vying for a spot at the ranch to get healthy and change their lives forever. With obesity now one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States, "The Biggest Loser" wanted to broaden their reach this season, pay it forward and motivate communities – not just contestants – to get healthy. So trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels and host Alison Sweeney travel to seven cities in the premiere episode, with each trainer leading community fitness challenges like a one-mile race or a 500 step-up competition. In each of the seven cities – Detroit, Los Angeles, Portland, Atlanta, Phoenix, Oklahoma City and Boston – there will also be three contestant hopefuls competing in the challenges. The two candidates who complete their fitness challenge first win a spot at the ranch, while those who don’t make it will get a chance to vie for a spot on the show in a later episode. Guest starring in the premiere will be three popular past season contestants -- season eight winner Danny Cahill, season seven finalist Mike Morelli and season five finalist Mark Kruger.

"PARENTHOOD"

"NO GOOD DEED"

09/21/2010 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : ADAM AND SARAH TRY AND BALANCE THEIR PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP, JULIA MAKES A PLAY DATE FOR SYDNEY THAT COULD CAUSE DRAMA. – Adam (Peter Krause) offers an internship position to Sarah (Lauren Graham) at T&S Footwear. Meanwhile, Kristina (Monica Potter) helps Suze Lessing (guest star Amanda Foreman) through her divorce by babysitting Noel (guest star Nicholas Lobue). Julia (Erika Christensen) commits to a play date for Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae) that threatens her other friendships. Elsewhere, Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) debate where Jabbar (Tyree Brown) should live when Jasmine takes a new job.

Jamie French

"Undercovers"

"PILOT"

09/22/2010 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : STEVEN AND SAMANTHA BLOOM TEAM UP OUTSIDE THE KITCHEN – SERIES PREMIERE – From acclaimed writer/producer/director J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek," "Fringe," "Lost," "Alias") and executive producer/writer Josh Reims ("Brothers and Sisters," "What About Brian") comes a sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama that proves once and for all that marriage is still the world’s most dangerous partnership. Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe, "Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Vacation," "Soul Food," "Resident Evil: Afterlife") and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, "Dr. Who," "Bonekickers"), are a typical married couple who own and operate a small catering company in Los Angeles -- with help from Samantha’s easily frazzled, handful of a sister, Lizzy (Mekia Cox, "90210," "This Is It"). Secretly, the duo were two of the best spies the CIA had ever known, until they fell in love on The Job five years ago and retired. When fellow spy and good friend Leo Nash (Carter MacIntyre, "American Heiress," "Nip/Tuck") goes missing while on the trail of a Russian arms dealer, the Blooms are reinstated by boss and agency liaison, Carlton Shaw (Gerald McRaney, "Deadwood," "Jericho"), to locate and rescue Nash. With assistance from resourceful CIA field agent Bill Hoyt (Ben Schwartz, "Parks and Recreation," "Bronx World Travelers"), whose professional admiration for Steven isn’t hard to miss, the pair is thrust back into the world of espionage, disguises and hand-to-hand combat. Following leads that take them to cities spanning the globe, Steven and Samantha quickly realize that perhaps this supercharged, undercover lifestyle provides exactly the kind of excitement and romance that their marriage has been missing.

"LAW & ORDER: Special Victims Unit"

"LOCUM/BULLSEYE"

09/22/2010 (09:00PM - 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : DETECTIVES OLIVIA BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY) AND ELIOT STABLER (CHRISTOPHER MELONI) HELP A FOSTER COUPLE (GUEST STARS JOAN CUSACK AND PETER STRAUSS) FIND THEIR MISSING CHILD

A foster couple (Cusack and Strauss) call Detectives Benson (Hargitay) and Stabler (Meloni) to the scene of the crime when their ten-year-old adopted daughter disappears. It soon comes to light that she ran away to meet with a man named Erik Weber (guest star Henry Ian Cusick), whom she met on the internet and whom Benson and Stabler suspect of ulterior motives regarding the girl. Weber denies any wrongdoing, and also expresses romantic interest in Benson. However, as the investigation continues, the detectives realize that the girl’s foster parents may be hiding something that could change the entire course of the case. Also starring: Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch), Tamara Tunie (Dr. Melinda Warner), and B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang).

DETECTIVES OLIVIA BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY) AND ELIOT STABLER (CHRISTOPHER MELONI) ENLIST THE HELP OF A SUSPECT (GUEST STAR HENRY IAN CUSICK) FROM A PREVIOUS CASE TO CRACK A NEW ONE

Detectives Benson (Hargitay) and Stabler (Meloni) are called to the hospital after a 10-year-old girl is raped. They arrive to find her so traumatized that she cannot even tell them her name. With the help of Detectives Odafin Tutuola (Ice-T) and John Munch (Richard Belzer), they are able to identify the young victim. But they soon realize that her home life is far from normal as Dr. George Huang (B.D. Wong) discovers that her mother suffers from a rare condition that renders her unable to recognize that the young girl is, in fact, her daughter. When the detectives find themselves without a lead, Erik Weber (guest star Henry Ian Cusick), a man they met on their previous case, decides to get involved. But he may be overstepping his bounds. Also starring: Tamara Tunie (Dr. Melinda Warner).

"COMMUNITY"

"ANTHROPOLOGY 101"

09/23/2010 (08:00PM - 08:30PM) (Thursday) : THE CAST OF "COMMUNITY" GETS SCHOOLED BY LEGENDARY AWARD-WINNING GUEST STAR BETTY WHITE -- As classes resume at Greendale Community College for the fall, the "Community" study group gathers to tackle this year’s big class, "Anthropology 101. " Television icon and multiple Emmy Award-winner Betty White ("The Golden Girls") guest stars as the esteemed, but slightly unhinged anthropology professor, June Bauer. Jeff Winger (Joel McHale), struggles to establish decorum with Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Annie (Alison Brie) amidst the confusion that ensued at the season finale’s "Transfer Dance," when Britta professed her love for Jeff and Jeff later shared a secret kiss with Annie. Meanwhile, Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) decides to enroll as a student at Greendale Community College so that he too, can join the study group. Chevy Chase, Donald Glover, Danny Pudi and Yvette Nicole Brown also star.

"30 ROCK"

"THE FABIAN STRATEGY"

09/23/2010 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Thursday) : JACK DONAGHY (ALEC BALDWIN) MEDDLES IN LIZ LEMON'S (TINA FEY) BURGEONING RELATIONSHIP WITH CAROL (GUEST STAR MATT DAMON)

Determined to help Liz (Fey) keep a man for once, Jack (Baldwin) meddles in her burgeoning relationship with Carol (guest star Damon). At home, he also struggles to compromise with Avery as she redecorates his apartment. Meanwhile, Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) has trouble coming to grips with Kenneth's (Jack McBrayer) termination as a page and Jenna (Jane Krakowski) becomes TGS' newest producer. Also starring: Judah Friedlander, Scott Adsit, Keith Powell and Katrina Bowden

Amber James

"The Office"

"NEPOTISM"

09/23/2010 (09:00PM - 09:30PM) (Thursday) : MICHAEL HIRES A NEW OFFICE ASSISTANT AND CAUSES OUTRAGE IN The Office- KATHY BATES ("Valentines Day," "The Blind Side") AND EVAN PETERS ("One Tree Hill," "Kick Ass") GUEST STAR—Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) refuses to fire the new office assistant (guest star Evan Peters) after everyone complains about his bad attitude. Andy (Ed Helms) plays it cool after Erin (Ellie Kemper) shows interest in another man. Meanwhile, Pam (Jenna Fischer) tries to impress Jim (John Krasinski) by pulling an office prank of her own. Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Craig Robinson, Rainn Wilson, and Zach Woods also star.

Joanne Park

"OUTSOURCED"

"PILOT"

09/23/2010 (09:30PM - 10:00PM) (Thursday) : A NEW HOME IS FOUND IN THE NEW COMEDY SERIES—When manager Todd Dempsy (Ben Rappaport) returns to work after management training, he learns that the Mid America Novelties call center has been outsourced to Mumbai, India. In order to keep his job, Todd is left no choice but to relocate to India. There he meets his eclectic group of employees, and soon realizes that teaching them to understand America will be the first of many hurdles that he needs to overcome. Todd also discovers other foreign transplants working in his office building, including American expatriate Charlie Davies (Diedrich Bader, "The Drew Carey Show") who runs the All American Hunter call center, and Tonya (Pippa Black, "Neighbours") a beautiful Australian who runs the call center for Koala Air. Rizwan Manji ("Privileged"), Sacha Dhawan (BBC’s "Five Days II"), Rebecca Hazlewood (BBC’s "Doctors"), Parvesh Cheena ("Help Me Help You"), and Anisha Nagarajan (Broadway’s "Bombay Dreams") also star.

"The Apprentice"

"1002"

09/23/2010 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Thursday) : THE TEAMS SELL ICE CREAM ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK AND TENSIONS RISE IN THE BOARD ROOM

Each team must sell ice cream on the streets of New York for profit. One side takes a gamble on their location, and during the selling period, one team sabotages the other. In the boardroom, one Project Manager attacks a member of their team before Trump can even announce the result. The team with the most profit wins the task, leaving the losers to face Trump, and another candidate is fired.

Victoria Brody

Amanda Ruisi

"Dateline NBC"

"FR2001"

09/24/2010 (08:00PM - 10:00PM) (Friday) :

"OUTLAW"

"IN RE: OFFICER DANIEL HALE"

09/24/2010 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Friday) : GARZA AND HIS TEAM TAKE ON AN ARIZONA IMMIGRATION CASE BUT COME TO THE DEFENSE OF AN UNLIKELY PARTY--ED BEGLEY JR. GUEST STARS--Garza (Jimmy Smits) and his team head to Arizona when an immigration stop turns into a police shooting. Eddie (Jesse Bradford) agrees with the decision to take the controversial case, while Al (David Ramsey) wonders why he ever joined Garza’s team. Meanwhile, Lucinda (Carly Pope) encourages Mereta (Ellen Woglom) to make her big move for Garza

"THE EVENT"

"PILOT"

09/25/2010 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Saturday) : THE SERIES PREMIERES WITH A CONSPIRACY OF BOTH NATIONAL AND GLOBAL PROPORTIONS – Sean Walker (Jason Ritter), stumbles into a national conspiracy after his girlfriend Leila (Sarah Roemer) mysteriously disappears from a Caribbean cruise. Elsewhere, President Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood) is scheduled to announce the release of a group of detainees led by Sophia Maguire (Laura Innes) -- despite the disapproval of his Director of National Intelligence, Blake Sterling (Željko Ivanek). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind. Scott Patterson, Ian Anthony Dale, Clifton Collins, Jr., Taylor Cole, Lisa Vidal and Bill Smitrovich also star in the ensemble drama. Tony Todd, Lauren Stamile, Julia Campbell, Gonzalo Menendez, Joseph C. Phillips, Casey Siemaszko, Omid Abtahi, Angel Desai, Wynn Everett, Michael Cummings, Lorena Segura York, and Wes Ramsey guest star. Directed by: Jeffrey Reiner

"CHASE"

"PILOT"

09/25/2010 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Saturday) : 'CHASE' SERIES PREMIERE -- FROM JERRY BRUCKHEIMER ('CSI') AND JENNIFER JOHNSON ('COLD CASE') -- Cowboy boot-wearing U.S. Marshal Annie Frost (Kelli Giddish) is on the hunt for dangerous fugitive Mason Boyle (guest star Travis Fimmel). The members of Frost’s elite team who help her anticipate Boyle’s moves and track him down include true American cowboy Jimmy Godfrey (Cole Hauser), intelligence specialist Marco Martinez (Amaury Nolasco), weapons/tactical specialist Daisy Ogbaa (Rose Rollins), and the newest member of the team, Luke Watson (Jesse Metcalfe).

"LAW & ORDER: Special Victims Unit"

"LOCUM"

09/25/2010 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Saturday) : DETECTIVES OLIVIA BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY) AND ELIOT STABLER (CHRISTOPHER MELONI) HELP A FOSTER COUPLE (GUEST STARS JOAN CUSACK AND PETER STRAUSS) FIND THEIR MISSING CHILD

A foster couple (Cusack and Strauss) call Detectives Benson (Hargitay) and Stabler (Meloni) to the scene of the crime when their ten-year-old adopted daughter disappears. It soon comes to light that she ran away to meet with a man named Erik Weber (guest star Henry Ian Cusick), whom she met on the internet and whom Benson and Stabler suspect of ulterior motives regarding the girl. Weber denies any wrongdoing, and also expresses romantic interest in Benson. However, as the investigation continues, the detectives realize that the girl’s foster parents may be hiding something that could change the entire course of the case. Also starring: Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch), Tamara Tunie (Dr. Melinda Warner), and B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang).

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