NBC Announces Mid-Season Schedule Including 'Community', 'Smash', 'Deception' & '1600 Penn' Premiere Dates

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October 30th, 2012

via press release:






-- New Drama “Deception” (Formerly “Infamous”) January 7


-- New Comedy “1600 Penn” January 10


-- New Relationship Series "Ready for Love" from Eva Longoria March 31




-- “The Voice” Begins Fourth Cycle March 25/26


-- The Season's Newest Hit “Revolution” Returns March 25


-- "The Biggest Loser" Weighs in January 6/7 with Return of Jillian Michaels


-- “Smash” Dances Back to the Schedule February 5 with Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson


-- “Community” Returns February 7


--“The Celebrity Apprentice” Debuts March 3


-- “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” Comes Back January 8






UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 30, 2012 – NBC today announced changes to its 2013 primetime mid-season schedule highlighted by the premieres of three new series, including comedy "1600 Penn," from one of the architects of "Modern Family"; an intriguing drama "Deception" (formerly “Infamous”); and producer Eva Longoria's big reality relationship show "Ready for Love."


In addition, several of the network's biggest hits will return, including "The Voice" with new coaches Usher and Shakira; fall hit "Revolution"; "Smash," featuring Jennifer Hudson; and "The Biggest Loser," with some innovative changes to the format and the return of Jillian Michaels.


Further scheduling announcements will be forthcoming.


Following are the highlights of the changes:




The new drama “Deception” – starring Meagan Good (“Think Like a Man”), Victor Garber (“Alias”), Tate Donovan (“Damages”) and Katherine LaNasa (“Alfie”) in a dark family murder mystery -- debuts on January 7 (10-11 p.m. ET). Preceding “Deception” is the new season of “The Biggest Loser” which returns with a two-night premiere on Sunday, January 6 (9-11 p.m. ET) and Monday, January 7 (8-10 p.m. ET), and will continue on Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET) until the return of "The Voice."


“The Voice” maintains its momentum as it returns March 25 for a fourth season (8-10 p.m. ET) and Tuesday, March 26 (8-9 p.m. ET). It continues its two-night Monday/Tuesday schedule as it did this fall. “Revolution” -- the season’s only bona fide new hit series -- will return and follow “The Voice” on March 25 (10-11 p.m. ET) when it concludes its current fall broadcast dates in November.




Last year’s acclaimed musical drama “Smash” makes its much-anticipated return with a two-hour episode on February 5 (9-11 p.m. ET) -- with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson -- and will resume on Tuesday, February 12 (10-11 p.m. ET) in its regular day and time. “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” premieres on January 8 with back-to-back episodes (8-8:30 p.m. ET and 8:30-9 p.m. ET) and will continue in that hour each Tuesday.


“The Voice” also will return on Tuesdays on March 26 (8-9 p.m. ET).






"1600 Penn"


The new comedy “1600 Penn” -- starring Bill Pullman (“Independence Day”), Jenna Elfman (“Dharma and Greg”) and Josh Gad (Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon”) as a typical American family who just happen to live in the White House -- debuts on January 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET). Jason Winer, Emmy-winning director of "Modern Family" is co-creator and director. The critically hailed comedy “Community” returns on February 7 (8-8:30 p.m. ET). “Parks and Recreation” moves up one hour on the Thursday schedule to 8:30-9 p.m. (ET) on January 17.




The new alternative series “Ready for Love” -- an innovative and dramatic new relationship show about making real connections with executive producer Eva Longoria – premieres Sunday, March 31 (8-10 p.m. ET). Donald Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” resumes with an “All-Star” edition of former celebrity contestants on March 3 (9-11 p.m. ET) for four weeks before continuing in one-hour episodes on Sunday, March 31 (10-11 p.m. ET).






  • Kissan

    I have so much questions:

    Where are they gonna put Save Me and and Do No Harm?

    Where are they gonna put Fashion Star?

    Where are they gonna put Up All Night?

    When is 30 Rock ending?

    What is gonna be Parks & Rec lead in until Community comes back?

    What are they gonna put on Sunday until March?

  • Joe

    Can’t wait to see Go On and The New Normal without their lofty Voice lead-in!

  • Mary

    So that does mean rthat they aren’t being replaced?

    The only new NBC show I care about is Hannibal.

  • Teddy

    Deception finally gets a start date.

    I’m glad they didn’t touch Wednesdays.

    Thursdays still look really horrible.

    Looks like Save Me is this year’s Bent/BFFs in other words its dead.

  • Ultima

    @Ultima, So basically right now they can’t decide whether Guys With Kids & Chicago Fire deserve a full season or not.

    Typically the first week of sweeps is not when you announce that you’re pulling a show.

  • Mary

    I didn’t expect all those comments. I was replying to Ultima.

  • Mr Mumble

    @kissan, presumably 30 Rock will stay where it is and be P&R’s lead-in until 30 Rock ends and Community begins.

  • RG-X

    I think they’ll run PARENTHOOD as much as possible before the end of March – they only ordered 15 episodes this season and 6 have already aired – soooo… ONLY 9 episodes to go this year -plenty of time to burn them before Spring line-up.

    It’s not on tonite b/c of storm coverage and then next Tuesday off again b/c of election…returns in 2 weeks

  • William

    Where’s Hannibal?

  • DonJ1973

    So where does this leave Dracula, Hannibal and Crossbones? Those three are International co-productions. Hannibal is probably the most high profile of them. Hannibal has a 13 episode order and I believe Dracula has 10.

  • Holly


    So i wonder why canada is starting to air it Nov 7 lol

    They aren’t. The initial report was wrong.

  • Ultima

    I have so much questions:

    I will answer!

    Where are they gonna put Save Me and and Do No Harm?
    Where are they gonna put Fashion Star?

    No idea. They can replace Wednesday shows or Rock Center, put something on Friday or hold something for summer (which now seems likely for Fashion Star).

    Where are they gonna put Up All Night?

    I would guess either Wednesday or Thursday; there’s only going to be five episodes.

    When is 30 Rock ending?
    What is gonna be Parks & Rec lead in until Community comes back?

    30 Rock will end in late January.

    What are they gonna put on Sunday until March?

    Lots of Dateline? They might have some tv movies hanging around.

    They’ll have The Biggest Loser premiere, Golden Globes and have to dodge the Super Bowl, Academy Awards and probably the AFC Championship and Grammy Awards as well.

  • HGFM


    Please look at a calender for the rest of 2012.
    Revolution has 7 more episodes in its original 13 episode order. If they run 1 hour a week starting with November 5, they will end on December 17.
    There would be a 13 week wait for them to start again on March 25. Then they would run the last 9 episodes which would end the first season on May 20.

  • Guest

    when last episode of revolution will air this year?

  • Evanmav

    Honestly Revolution will be fine since it’s coming back after the voice again. Plus it actually seems like a pretty smart move on their part. Now they have more time to get more viewers into the season before it ends. It has high DVR numbers which says to me that people aren’t caught up and are behind and so if those people catch up and then NBC pushes the show and makes the first season available online during the break then they can attract a bigger audience.

  • BigBrotherFan

    SO…….Is Chicago Fire toast? I like it. Dont want to see it cancelled for crap like Hannible. agh

  • Ultima

    So that does mean rthat they aren’t being replaced?

    Is what not being replaced?

  • Tony ^_^

    @HGMF: The Press Release says it’s only running through November… “’Revolution’ — the season’s only bona fide new hit series — will return and follow ‘The Voice’ on March 25 (10-11 p.m. ET) when it concludes its current fall broadcast dates in November.”

  • eridapo

    NBC will be holding Revolution till the Voice comes back.

    “The Voice” March 25/26
    “Revolution” March 25 at 10PM

    This more than anything tells me NBC has no faith in the show’s ability to hold its audience without the Voice.

    No Voice, No Revolution.

  • Mark

    This is not the full midseason schedule. More will be announced later. There is still no word on Wednesdays and they still need to decide what to do with Hannibal, Do No Harm, and one other drama that I can’t remember at the moment.

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